Last year in July of 2009, I had a chance to check out the famous Gundam robot. The life-size robot stood 18 meters (59`) tall over looking Tokyo bridge in Odaiba. To celebrate its 30th anniversary, Gundam was open for viewing in Odaiba island for 2 months. The admission was free of charge.

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I just picked up this awesome device call SlingBox Pro-HD by Sling Media. What this device does is allows you to watch TV on the net from anywhere in the world. All you need is a high-speed Internet connection and you are set. The best thing about this is that there is no connection fee or a monthly fee. You simply purchase the unit, set it up and you are ready to go. The price ranges from $190 - $300 depending if you want to view the programs in HD quality. Keep in mind that you do need at least a 1.5MB upload speed to be able to stream video smoothly. Anything lower, the quality will be choppy and lags.

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Japanese driving laws is somewhat unusual to me. The process of obtaining a license involves series of tests. I can't remembered exactly, but there are 2 written and 2 driving exams one must take before obtaining the official license. It is not like the US where a student can obtain a learner`s permit and anyone that is older than 21 of age can teach that person to drive. The driving test in Japan is different to say the least.

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