Japan!

Can’t even see where the city ends. Photo by D. Ramos

Last month I took a vacation to Japan but my mind couldn’t stop enjoying and analyzing how everything is efficient. From the train stations to the restaurants, it’s amazing to be reminded what’s possible.

There’s a balance of system and culture all throughout Japan. In this photo, my wife and I are waiting our turn to take a picture with the famous torii gate at Itsukushima Shrine. Balancing tourist, locals, and even a wedding it seems like everyone has a chance to have an experience. Photo by D. Ramos

I really appreciated all the little notes and signs used to inform and make sure everyone is aware of their surroundings. Not only are people informed, but there’s some practicality to it. Check out the bar code below:

It’s all in the detail. There’s function and a little bit of fun when it comes to how bar codes are printed on this bottle of Orangina manufactured in Japan. Photo by D. Ramos

Data/Information is all around us. Its pushing for actions to be made. Take the example below:

One of the most efficient ways to order Ramen in Japan. You even get your own water to refill your cup. Photo by D. Ramos

Are you doing any summer traveling? Have you been anywhere else but the place you reside? Do you find some things done differently that you think is impossible to implement where you call home? Let’s talk story. Holler @ me.

Relevance

Belated gong hay fat choy. Came across this pair of lucky dogs wandering the streets of SF last week during Chinese New Years.

I noticed something recently regarding my blog. I can write whatever I want, however I want. But people are clicking because of the kind of photos I post (shouts out to social media automation). Looking at my website’s traffic data, people like food or nature.

Having mostly original content, you’re not going to find my exact perspective anywhere else. So I’m glad you come to see my food/nature pictures. I’m appreciative of those who end up reading the rest of the article and start a conversation.

Enjoy this self reflection while I’m traveling. Catch up with y’all soon.