LED     Tue, Aug 5, 2008  Permanent link
Actually Tokyo is another PLANET!
Time is just a detail.
I love Tokyo!!! I love Japan!
I must come back...
Enjoy your trip!!!
cereny     Tue, Aug 5, 2008  Permanent link

this post reminded me my old skin beat's another function: @1000

the "internet time" was and probably still is an attempt to change the timing unit(s). It divides the day into 'beats' instead of seconds. If it was @42 (42 beats) in Los Angeles, it would be @42 in Tokyo, or elsewhere in the world.

I was really excited when I first heard about it (probably 2000) but as time passed it turned out to be ineffectual. Well, it makes sense that it didn't work well since everyone else is used to what we are using now + the basic unit of time is the second as it is used in Physics et cetera...

you can read more about it here and here.
Xarene     Wed, Aug 6, 2008  Permanent link
Wow. I had completely forgotten about the Swatch beat time! Now I remember getting excited about it, but it was too complicated because of the decimals....
sjef     Thu, Aug 7, 2008  Permanent link
Heh I used @1000 on my phone for a while, I figured I'd try to get used to it as I usually checked the time on my watch anyway.
Shortly after I got sick of it though, I started working a job with forward-rolling rotating shifts (round the clock), and my sleep/work patterns became so messed up that when it felt like 13:00 for me it was never 13:00 for anyone else. So I just stopped wearing a watch altogether, had an alarm set for when it was time to go to work and that was it.

I still work strange hours and don't wear a watch.
Being strapped rigidly into time gets annoying as it often doesn't match the way you experience it.
LED     Sun, Aug 10, 2008  Permanent link
Xárene, in Japan the truth is indeed out of this hotel room.
Take advantage of this future time that you are living, go out and have fun!!!
     Mon, Aug 18, 2008  Permanent link
Had my 15th birthday in Osaka, March 1st, 2004.

Flew across the international date line that day back towards Vancouver, and then...

I turned 15 years old a second time around.

I remember that Japan was pretty insane, in both awesome and horrible ways. The amount of amount packed into that island is intense, again, in both awesome and horrible ways. I wonder if it's much different 4 years later? I'd like to go back.