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2007/08/12 Odaiba, Panasonic Center

Odaiba was developed in the 1990s with tourist attractions for the Japanese, including a large Panasonic showroom.
With one Sunday open for sightseeing, Gary, Taina, G.A. and I hopped on the subway, then the monorail for Odaiba. This area, developed in the 1990s, has become the site for many tourist attractions — more oriented for the Japanese than for international visitors. The monorails curve around the various attractions, underscoring the vast area covered on these islands. The buildings are spaced far apart, and the parking lots — the largest that I saw in Japan — seemed to be full, for the holiday weekend.

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The Fuji Tv building isn’t obviously a broadcast centre … which leads to a question of what a broadcast centre should look like.

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2006/10/13 The Rex, Tara Davidson CD release

A CD release performance for Tara Davidson, and testing out the Panasonic FX01 camera in low light.
Toronto has a good music scence … if I’m in town to see it!

I called Andy, and asked if he wanted to go to The Rex to see Tara Davidson (an upcoming sax player) at her CD release performance. She was playing with Mike Murley (veteran sax player) and David Braid (keyboards).

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2006/10/12 Memory cards on College Street

Buying a new digital camera led me to shopping for memory cards on College Street.
I’ve been really happy with my Panasonic Lumix FZ5 camera for telephoto shots in daylight, but Eric has been taking over the Canon S60 that I was using for indoor photos. The S60 has a wide-angle (28 mm) lens, and Canons are better than Panasonics in low light.

By specs, I really wanted to buy the Panasonic LX2 — it has a nice Leica 28 mm lens — but the reviews on its low light performance have been disappointing. Since the price on Panasonic FX01 cameras have fallen, I decided it was cheap enough to buy as an experiment. After buying the camera on Yonge Street, I went over to the computer stores on College Street for an SD memory card.

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