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At Last! Gone to Bar at Roppongi

Sometimes when I browse the Metropolis magazine, I see the Gas Panic advertisement.

At last, I and with friends (Kojima-san, Ariga-san and Irene) went to Gas Panic and another bar-that-I-forgot-to-ask-the-name.

In Gas Panic, the place is crowded but the music is cool and gangsta-like. This place may seem sinful, but if you keep your self still and just enjoy, well that is a different story! :p

The other bar, has more order, space and many Filipinos. Most music played here are also enjoyable. I think this is the favorite bar of Master Agustin.

Sorry, we did not bring any cameras because Irene and I have big cameras. We suggest just bring a compact camera if you want to take pictures. :p

This is a new item, a must for adventurous Japan trippers.

Gas Panic (http://www.gaspanic.co.jp/index.html)

[Nikko Trip Plan Update] Edo Wonderland Timetable of Performance until 11/30

Trip Plan: Edo Wonderland and Nikko v.2008-11-22

We are planning to go to Nikko Edo Mura (Edo Wonderland) to see the old Japan during
the Edo Era. Then enjoy a very cold afternoon while seeing the beautiful Nikko.

[Woh! I saw a new commercial and TV Special about Nikko while doing this plan.]

Here is my one-day trip plan:

Start/End Place : Bubaigawara / Inaginaganuma (see notes below)
Target : Edo Wonderland and Nikko



1. Go to Asakusa.

Bubaigawara 5:30 -- Asakusa 6:45 AM >> 590 Yen

2. Buy Kinugawa Theme Park Pass

Kinugawa Edo Wonderland >> 6000 Yen

3. Go to Tobu-nikko

Asakusa 7:10 -- Tobu-Nikko 9:15 AM >> included with Theme Pass

4. Intermission : Breakfast / Take some pictures at Nikko

5. Ride Bus at JR Nikko Station going to Edo Wonderland

JR Nikko Station 10:05 -- Edo Wonderland 10:35 >>included with Theme Pass

6. Enjoy Edo Wonderland for 5 hours
> Take Pictures
> Enjoy Ninja Shows
> See Geisha Parade
> Wear Edo clothes -- dont't know price
> Take Lunch

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Going Back to Tokyo

I'll be going back to Tokyo after a two-week vacation in the office in the Philippines.
I haven't packed my things.
I haven't bought the things they asked to bring.
I haven't paid my gym.
I haven't thought the pasalubong that I shall bring.
I haven't decided which jacket to bring. (since it is already 10 degrees in Tokyo :P)
I haven't watched the James Bond: Quantum of Solace. (maybe tomorrow)
I haven't taught my team about GTK. (as if i am an expert in GTK? Temporal Keys maybe, but not GUI toolkit :) )
Too many things to do. I have to finish everything tomorrow.

GTK+: UI for your Linux Application

GTK+ is a toolkit written in C to make UI (User Interfaces) for your Application.

It is licensed under GNU LGPL 2.1, so it can be used by all developers even the software being developed is proprietary without license fees or royalties.

GTK+ is not only limited to Unix/Linux OS but it can be also used with Windows or MAC OS.

Just like other UI Toolkits (e.g. Swing for Java, MFC, Windows Forms), it offers the same functionalities like Window, Buttons, etc.

Here are sample screenshots of applications using GTK+:








Here are some useful links in developing application with GTK:

Documentation: http://library.gnome.org/devel/gtk/stable/

Tutorial: http://library.gnome.org/devel/gtk-tutorial/stable/

Beginner's Tutorial: http://zetcode.com/tutorials/gtktutorial/


For more details about GTK+, head to its official webpage: http://www.gtk.org/

News: Wi-Fi WPA Encryption Cracked

Days ago, it has been reported that the Wi-Fi WPA Encryption has been cracked, but WAP2 is still safe as they say.

Thank goodness I am using WPA2 as my security. :P How about you? Do you secure your Wi-Fi connection?

I think researchers and developers of Wi-Fi may need to come up with new encryptions as an alternative to WPA, just like they did with WEP.

News from: http://www.pcworld.com/article/153396/

Random Pictures from Master Agustin

Here are random pictures from our great photographer Master Agustin during our one day tour around Tokyo.
All pictures posted with this article are his. Agustin(http://ratamahatta.multiply.com)
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Lucky

Here is another favorite song of Jason Mraz from his latest album We Sing, We Dance, We Steal Things.Lucky by Jason Mraz and Colbie Caillat
Do you hear me, Talking to you Across the water across the deep blue ocean Under the open sky, oh my, baby I'm trying
Boy I hear you in my dreams I feel your whisper across the sea I keep you with me in my heart You make it easier when life gets hard
Lucky I'm in love with my best friend Lucky to have been where I have been Lucky to be coming home again Ooohh ooooh oooh oooh ooh ooh ooh ooh
They don't know how long it takes Waiting for a love like this Every time we say goodbye I wish we had one more kiss I'll wait for you I promise you, I will
Lucky I'm in love with my best friend Lucky to have been where I have been Lucky to be coming home again Lucky we're in love every way Lucky to have stayed where we have stayed Lucky to be coming home someday
And so I'm sailing through the sea To an island where we'll meet You…