For all you avid pinners and phone photographers, just want to you let you know that Surviving in Japan (currently pictured as myself - Ashley) is now on Pinterest and Instagram (survivinginjapan).
Pinterest is a virtual "pinboard" where you can "pin" any image you might come across while browsing the web. You can follow others' pinboards, and you can browse all pins that are shared publicly, "repinning" onto your own boards if you'd like, liking or leaving comments. It's already hugely popular among foodies, fashionistas and all other creative types (but it isn't only good for those fields). It's still invite-only, so if you don't have access to an invite and would like one, let me know (I'll need an email address to send it to you).
I'm experimenting on Pinterest but I'm working on boards you might like such such as "Products for Living in Japan," "Where to Go in Japan," and "Japan Photos," among others. You can find my boards here.
As for Instagram, it's an iPhone-only app for sharing photos. I just joined the bandwagon, so perhaps many of you are already using it. Would love to connect with you there as well and see/share photos. Username is survivinginjapan.
My family is recovering from the flu, but look forward to how to do an online redelivery with Sagawa in the next few days.