2024

What I have done or am doing in 2024.

travel

  • England
    • London
    • Cotswolds
    • Bath
    • Stonehenge
  • Japan - October!
    • Fukuoka
    • Kobe (again)
    • Kyoto (again)
    • Nagasaki
    • Osaka (again)
    • Tokyo (again)
  • New York, New York (again) x2
  • Portland, OR

video games

  • Horizon: Forbidden West
  • Short Hike, A (日本語)
  • Space for the Unbound, A
  • Super Mario 64 (日本語)
  • Yakuza: Like a Dragon

books - fiction

  • Abaddan's Gate (The Expanse #3) by James S.A. Corey
  • Babel by R.F. Kuang
  • Blindsight by Peter Watts
  • Caliban's War (The Expanse #2) by James S.A. Corey
  • Churn, The (An Expanse novella) by James S.A. Corey
  • Death's End by Cixin Liu
  • Wool (Silo #1) by Hugh Howey
  • コーヒーが冷めないうちに #1 (Before the Coffee Gets Cold, #1) by Toshikazu Kawaguchi

books - non-fiction

  • Designing Data-Intensive Applications by Martin Kleppmann (in progress)
  • Effective Engineer, The by Eduard Lau (in progress)
  • Essential Effects by Adam Rosien
  • How to Master Japanese: A Linguist's Guide to Fluent, Functional, Marketable Japanese by Shane Jones (in progress)
  • Hundred Years War on Palestine, The: A History of Settler Colonialism and Resistance, 1917–2017 by Rashid Khalidi
  • Souls of Black Folk, The by W.E.B. DuBois

comics

  • Blood on the Tracks, vols. 15-16
  • Mobile Suit Gundam: the Origin, vol. 4-6 by Yoshikazu Yasuhiko
  • SPYxFAMILY, vol. 1
  • おやすみプンプン (Goodnight Punpun), omnibus vol. 1 by Asano Into
  • ハイキュー!!(Haikyu!!) vol. 1 by Taku Kishimoto
  • 君に届け (Kimi ni Todoke), vol. 1
  • よつばと!vols. 4-5 (again, 日本語で)
  • ルックバック (Look Back) by Tatsuki Fujimoto

tv shows

  • Black Mirror, seasons 4-5
  • Foundation, seasons 1-2
  • Devil's Plan, The, season 1
  • Kamen Rider GEATS, eps. 1-8
  • Killing Eve, season 1
  • Pachinko, season 1
  • PLUTO, season 1
  • Scott Pilgrim Takes Off, season 1
  • 異世界おじさん (Uncle from Another World), season 1
  • 神の雫 (Drops of God), season 1
  • 逃走中 Battle Royal (Run for the Money), season 1 Netflix
  • キャロル&チューズデイ (Carole & Tuesday), season 1
  • コタローは1人暮らし (Kotaro Lives Alone), season 1

movies

  • American Fiction
  • Berserk: The Golden Age Arc I: The Egg of the King
  • I, Tonya
  • John Wick
  • John Wick 2
  • John Wick 3
  • Late Night with the Devil
  • Past Lives
  • SpyXFamily: Code White
  • Super Mario Bros. Movie, The
  • 雨を告げる漂流団地 (Drifting Home)
  • 詩季織々(Flavors of Youth)
  • 東京物語 (Tokyo Story)