I did go back to Yokohama and Yokohama Chukagai during spring break! I have a friend who is like a grandmother to me there, so I went to visit. Yokohama is also very pretty, I really liked the harbor area and Minato Mirai 21. I found this Japanese photographer who take amazing photos of Yokohama, and I use his photos as my backgrounds; his site is http://www.yokohama-photo.jp/ if you're interested!
It seems like both you and Dan have lived/traveled in many places, I hope I will have a chance to do so in the future too :)
Thanks for the welcome. I've just launched a new news site called newsforwhatyoudo.com Its a social/collaborative news / feed reader and has groups for the various development languages. If you'd like to give it a try, it might be a good way to increase user engagement on Techhui. Below is a synopsis of why its different - you can see an example on my page where I imported it in as an RSS feed.
Many groups want an automatically updated feed of relevant news for their members to drive greater user engagement and SEO. We created a service that lets you and your members collaborate in creating this news feed. It automatically gathers news from sources you and your members specify such as member blogs and any other source on the internet. It doesn’t depend on members manually posting links or blog postings, but gathers new content automatically, giving your members a reason to come back every day. Its free for Ning groups to use and you can set it up in seconds just by importing one of our RSS feeds into the "RSS" pane in your Ning group.
Mahalo Mika - this site looks awesome. I try to brew all kinds of different styles of beer, and experiement with something new in every batch. My favorites are dark beers like Stouts and Porters, especially when adding coffee and/or chocolate to them. But my number one favorite is a strong Indian Pale Ale with lots of hops, which I probably brew every 3 times or so :) It's a great hobby, and very suitable for geeky people like myself hahaha