Category Archives: Retro

Computer ads from the 80s are hilarious

Posted by in Fun,Japan,MSX,Non-important,Retro,Stupidity | December 13, 2014

“Imagine how much more fun we would be having if we plugged it in!”

MSX Magazine (Japan), November 1984 issue

MSX Magazine (Japan), November 1984 issue

Relearning MSX #1 – Introduction

Posted by in Fun,Hardware,How-to,MSX,Retro,Technology | December 11, 2014

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Retro shopping in Odaiba!

Posted by in Fun,Japan,Retro | June 15, 2012
Daiba 1-chome shoutengai

Yesterday I was walking in Odaiba. I love the view from Tokyo Bay at night from there. However, it was a bit chilly, so on my way back home I decided to walk inside the DECKS shopping mall instead of the avenue outside. There on the second floor of the mall I found a shopping area decorated as the Tokyo from the 1950s. It’s called the Daiba 1-chome shopping street (台場一丁目商店街, Daiba 1-chome shotengai). In all my years in Tokyo I had never been here. I don’t know for how long it has been here, but it’s a very nice place. There are restaurants, a food court, shops where you can buy old clothes, a candy shop… all of them with an atmosphere that reminds the 50s.

I liked the place. Especially, I liked a retro game center with game machines ranging from the 70s to the early 90s.

Unfortunately I didn’t have my Nikon DSLR camera with me. I took photos with my iPhone, but the quality is quite bad because of the bad lightning. Most of the photos are from the retro game center.

Photo gallery after the pause. Enjoy.

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Custom-made bag for Macbook Air 11″

Posted by in Apple,Gadgets,Retro | February 6, 2011

A friend gave me this cool custom-made carrying bag for my 11″ Macbook Air. It is made from an old Japanese yukata.


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