December 08, 2003

what a weekend

Winners for the Canon Digital Creators Contest Awards where announced last Friday.
I had the great opporunity to join the reception afterwards and hang around with the winners, organizers and judges.

Met a very little tiny bit with S. Sato, this year's gold in the web category, very cool guy. It was awesome meeting the people from assistant, who got away with the macromedia award with "happy city". They seem to be working on stuff pretty close to what I'm doing now, which was super cool, spent a bunch of time with them exchanging ideas. It'll be awesome to meet them again in the near future. The guys from Tomato (who also seem to be in town to announce their latest piece "wordimagesoundplay" done together with Underworld for PS2), S. Ross, H. Nakano, J. Davis where all there.

After the reception, we moved the party to Omotesando - friday was my birthday too, and had planned to do something pretty simple at a friends bar. It ended up being a party for 40 people. ( naah, unluckily none of those big names up there where interested in rocking the night with me ), but still almost everyone from Bascule came over, a bunch of guys from mm, ex-coworkers, and of course the usual suspcects. The party *rocked*, and totally trashed woke up the next morning and rushed to senior Davis lecture in Waseda University- I'm amazed at his rock star charisma. He really knows how to talk to mortal people;)
Met with Todd R and his gf there, had met them the previous night in the ceremony.
Later I jumped in with the mm guys to take J for some book shopping, dropped to his hotel to leave some stuff and guess who was there?! Phillip! amazing. Seems he was in town for some business (he is definitivelly working on some really cool stuff). So we ended up having yakiniku in Harajuku together. ug dropped by later with his wife totally trashed from the previous night too.
When I got home one of the best presents I had ever received was waiting... a polyurethan block! well yeah, you'll ask what the hell can I do with that. well, let me tell you when you are a tall guy like me here in japan (I'm around 2meters - or 6'5+) things are not that easy. There's no size for my shoes, I knock my head every morning walking from the living room to the kitchen, I don't fit in my own shower, and not even in my bed. Yep. people look at me as if I was a monster. k, so winters are pretty cold here and having your feet stick out of your bed at night is not really funny. sssoo... yyyeaah! I added the block to the head and I now have a 2.4 meters long bed! what better than that! ddduuh... 6 winters here and I had never thought of that.

oook, enough O.T. back to work now...

Posted by marumushi at December 8, 2003 01:37 AM

Well then, Happy Birthday man!

Posted by: Sean Voisen at December 9, 2003 12:25 AM

hey, thanks dude!

Posted by: marcos at December 9, 2003 09:26 AM
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