Trying to be Kawaii …. errr

An inventive marathon runner has created a curious contraption to help him share every step of his race experience with thousands of online supporters.

Joseph Tame, 33, plans to run the Tokyo marathon on Sunday hooked-up to his ‘iRun’, a homemade gadget which will stream the entire 26.2 miles live to social networking sites.

Media producer Joseph said: ‘I really love mobile technology and wanted to create a citizen’s broadcast of a major sporting event, such as the marathon.

‘Watching it on television doesn’t give a true impression to the viewer whereas this will make the experience much more real.’ 

The harness-like device is kitted-out with four iPhones, two HTC Android handsets, three wireless routers, an iPad, two weather sensors and a heart rate monitor.

Using wifi, bluetooth, GPS applications and Skype, Joseph and his team of fifteen volunteers will broadcast the entire race through online video site Ustream.

The self confessed ‘digital activist’ said: ‘I’m under monumental pressure to complete this marathon now, but it’ll be great to share the experience with my followers.

‘If people tweet me during the race, I’ll respond and thank them for their support.

‘They’ll also be able to chart my heart rate on a graph via my website so when I’m completely exhausted I’m hoping viewers will call an ambulance!’ 

Joseph constructed the £300 DIY device in his dad’s shed in Hertfordshire using basic camera rigs bolted together.

For novelty value, the invention also features a ’satellite dish’ and ‘wind turbines’ - a B&Q bird feeder and children’s plastic windmills.


Joseph, who has lived in Japan for five years, joked: ‘Getting the equipment through security at Heathrow Airport was interesting!’

A Very Merry Christmas to all of you friends @ HKO. I’m traveling again so I’ll try to login but if not, MERRY CHRISTMAS and may your wishes all come true!

Amazing job with a record number of submissions we came in number 1 position today….everyone did a great job, Lovers were a fantastic sport coming in at over 600k as well but they are always on top anyway ^_^ but we’re glad, we all worked hard together, NCL, aichin, jeny, Mary, Rina, YaYaa, hellomindi and everyone else I may have forgotten!


I may be completely offbase on this one but the imagery and music/style just seems too close for comfort for me not to think that perhaps the Glee Star as Rachel Berry (Michele Lea) is infact performing a Hello Kitty song in her earlier days?

The Sailor Scouts in Hello Kitty Online need your help! In todays race our guild is in the Nr. 1 Spot on International, Scouts come and help! Keep the lead! We can do it!


Professor Iris discovered a new magic seed that you can receive while scowering the fields of Sanrio land. It’s awesome, you combine seeds and voila, you get new seeds that drop clothes, biscuits, candy and pets!

Try to beat that one Santa!


I checked out her Farm and saw this miraculous specimen….


I obtained one such seed from her Lab to try it myself…


It grew to a magnificent blue thing with red apples on it, only they were more like candy wraps.



Mostly filled with Caterpillars….and leaves


I obtained a few biscuits, no pet cards on this one but my Boxpig was happy!

Hello Kitty Online is running another charity event, this time it’s about rescue in Pakistan and the Oil Spill! Read more at

Play for a Good Cause!
Hello Kitty Online players will mop up chocolates during the event to automatically generate donation points. At the end of the event (or when the cap is reached) Sanrio Digital will use total donation points generated by all HKO players to calculate donations for the following two organizations:

50% of the total donation will go to Oceana, an international organization focused on ocean conservation. Oceana is currently researching the impact of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, the largest such spill in history.

The other 50% of the donation total will go to UNICEF to contribute to relief efforts in Pakistan, where massive floods have destroyed much of the country, with over 20 million people affected. Unfortunately, the lack of contributions is jeopardizing relief operations. Here at HKO we think the plight of disaster victims supersedes all other considerations, and we urge everyone to help. Please click on the previous link to find out how you can donate directly.

Not only can you donate to the above two organizations simply by playing Hello Kitty Online, but we also encourage you to donate to or volunteer for a charity of your choice. If we all work together, we can make the world a better place!

Thanks to the new items in the mall I now dressed up my other character to look like this!


Taken from this

In the U.S., you can grab Hello Kitty Online either as a free digital download or you can purchase the premium retail edition for $19.99. Doing the latter will net you $15 worth of Sanrio Cash Points to equip your character with premium ingame items. You’ll also get to choose a free ingame pet and, of course, the game’s
82-page colour manual along with some postcards.

Retail distribution of the game is being undertaken by Zoo Entertainment, who are also publishing Hello Kitty Seasons for the Wii this year.

Hello Kitty Online is a free-to-play MMO, with micro-transactions being the primary source of income. Sanrio are pushing HKO as a social experience, with features like blog integration, video-sharing and a Hello Kitty e-mail service run by SanrioTown, where you’re required to register to play the game.

For all Sailor Scouts, Allstar and Sailorians a big shout-out, we’re doing a reunion! It’s impromptu, it’s informal and all friends are welcome to join.


Time: ANYTIME BUT STARTING 9AM Eastern Standard Time (9pm Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong time) going through the whole of Sunday.

Time, since everyone is logging in from different locations we’ll try to be flexible but I will be online at around starting 9pm Sunday +8GMT which is 9am in New York and I hope many of us can join till around the clock, I’ll be there for at least a few hours!

For a more detailed time this means the following for locations.

 The reunion can then move to wherever we like! If you enter the US server I will be there too but if you’re not in International open a new account to just say Hello so we can take a group mugshot! I really look forward to seeing all of you there, it’s about time we get together for a good laugh again!

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