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Rick Cogley
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⚀ Photography lover, jogger, expat American Helping people in Japan since 1987! ⚁ Experienced IT Manager, PM and Consultant. ⚂ CEO +eSolia
⚀ Photography lover, jogger, expat American Helping people in Japan since 1987! ⚁ Experienced IT Manager, PM and Consultant. ⚂ CEO +eSolia

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I hate "muzak" that simply uses the harmony of a famous tune. Yesterday, I heard what was obviously "take the A train" without its melody, & today is Lennon's "woman". I guess this avoids royalties somehow, but it drives me bonkers when I recognize it. #notfoolingme
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我が娘(真ん中)が成人になった、シクシク。カメラ壊れるぐらい写真撮ったかも (娘:「うざいぐらい」って)。Fujifilm xf35で。
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Did you relax on "coming-of-age" day, or were you busy like me, making sure your newly minted seijin (ours is the middle one in this photo) is where she needs to be?! We were just glad that it went off without a hitch.

It's terrible what happened to those families who got stiffed by that kimono rental company, that went bankrupt and did not provide the kimonos on the day. Other companies stepped in for free, which is amazing, but I am sure there are some very disappointed parents and children out there.

Anyway, omedetou!
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Second daughter Julie had her coming-of-age today. Congrats!
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Heard of "The Big Issue"? The group gives homeless people an opportunity to sell TBI mag and make back about half of the price. They say it's a "hand up, not a hand out". Next time I see a TBI seller in Tokyo, I'll buy it. Join me?
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Bought this jacket in Japan 2 or 3 yrs ago & inner coating is peeling badly (getting all over everything). Patagonia support here says "can't repair, use as a windbreaker". So much for "ironclad" guarantee huh, @patagonia_cs.
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Congrats to Aoyama U for 4-peat win of the ~218km Hakone Ekiden relay race in 10:57:39 (new CR!) over Toyo U (-4:53) who won day 1 (looked so sad at the finish). Next were: 3 Waseda (-11:30), 4 Nihon Taiku, 5 Tokai, 6 Hosei etc. Great two days of running. #hakoneekiden Sa!
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Hakone Ekiken race started! さあ、箱根駅伝!
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At Terrace Mall, in Tsujido Shonan Japan.
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Photo from Terrace Mall Tsujido, with old Nikkor H.C 1:2 f=5cm L39 (LTM)
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