Mark Brenneman @marksbren

Maker of mobile products living with #pku. Been through #startx, #startupbus, #rockhealth. Always trying to learn. Ask me everything.

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Happy New Year from Japan. These are kazaridaru, which means “decoration barrels.” Many shrines in Japan have sake barrels similar to these donated by sake brewers. The sake is used for festivals and ceremonies. “In Japan, sake has always been a way of bringing our gods and people together. In some of this country’s oldest texts the word used for sake is miki, written with the characters for ‘god’ and ‘wine.’ People would go a shrine festival and be given rice wine to drink, and they would feel happy and closer to the gods.” - Tetsuo Hasuo of the Japan Sake Brewers Association
#happynewyear #kanpai #traditions #themoreyouknow
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Happy New Year from Japan. These are kazaridaru, which means “decoration barrels.” Many shrines in Japan have sake barrels similar to these donated by sake brewers. The sake is used for festivals and ceremonies. “In Japan, sake has always been a way of bringing our gods and people together. In some of this country’s oldest texts the word used for sake is miki, written with the characters for ‘god’ and ‘wine.’ People would go a shrine festival and be given rice wine to drink, and they would feel happy and closer to the gods.” - Tetsuo Hasuo of the Japan Sake Brewers Association #happynewyear #kanpai #traditions #themoreyouknow

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I like trains
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I like trains

Rode the fastest elevator in the world to the highest observation deck in the world in the 2nd tallest building in the world in the most populated city in the world to take this picture of the 6th tallest building in the world. China continues to amaze me.
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Rode the fastest elevator in the world to the highest observation deck in the world in the 2nd tallest building in the world in the most populated city in the world to take this picture of the 6th tallest building in the world. China continues to amaze me.

A short subway ride from our apartment is a great little ancient water town with a beautiful temple.
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A short subway ride from our apartment is a great little ancient water town with a beautiful temple.

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China's cocktail ice game puts the US to shame.  Half the fun of going to fancy cocktail bars is seeing the ice presentation @skao124 #ice #icecubeart #speaklow  #insidethegreatfirewall
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China's cocktail ice game puts the US to shame. Half the fun of going to fancy cocktail bars is seeing the ice presentation @skao124 #ice #icecubeart #speaklow #insidethegreatfirewall

Countdown to Shanghai: one of the last cocktails in the US before we depart tomorrow. Keep in touch with Sharon and me using Wechat: skao124 & marksbren. We will be losing access to FB, insta, and Snapchat 😢 #anise #cocktails @coqueta_sf #clearice #fennel
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Countdown to Shanghai: one of the last cocktails in the US before we depart tomorrow. Keep in touch with Sharon and me using Wechat: skao124 & marksbren. We will be losing access to FB, insta, and Snapchat 😢 #anise #cocktails @coqueta_sf #clearice #fennel

Ever overwhelmed by the size of your growler? Tired of having to lug it everywhere in case you stumble upon a killer brewery? Do you still have nightmares from uncovering a magical beer haven while your growler sits empty and lonely at home? You need the Trouser Growler! The first collapsible growler. #productsiwishexisted #pleasemakeit #productrequest #growler #beernovation
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Ever overwhelmed by the size of your growler? Tired of having to lug it everywhere in case you stumble upon a killer brewery? Do you still have nightmares from uncovering a magical beer haven while your growler sits empty and lonely at home? You need the Trouser Growler! The first collapsible growler. #productsiwishexisted #pleasemakeit #productrequest #growler #beernovation

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That's more like it. After @skao124 whet my appetite for high speed train action I found the #maglev train in Shanghai. It is the fastest commercial train and goes 431 kmh (268 mph). The bottom right pick is the remains of a pigeon when struck at that speed. #highspeed #nofastforward #train #choochoo
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That's more like it. After @skao124 whet my appetite for high speed train action I found the #maglev train in Shanghai. It is the fastest commercial train and goes 431 kmh (268 mph). The bottom right pick is the remains of a pigeon when struck at that speed. #highspeed #nofastforward #train #choochoo

@skao124 told me that we were riding a High Speed Train, but this train moves like molasses. At least riding a slower train means more time on the train. #taiwan #train #choochoo
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@skao124 told me that we were riding a High Speed Train, but this train moves like molasses. At least riding a slower train means more time on the train. #taiwan #train #choochoo

Good to know I have time for a workout and lunch before crossing to the other side of the street. #taipei #crosswalk
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Good to know I have time for a workout and lunch before crossing to the other side of the street. #taipei #crosswalk

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The best board game store I've ever been to. 21+ gaming area with 4 taps and 400+ games to borrow @guardiangames
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The best board game store I've ever been to. 21+ gaming area with 4 taps and 400+ games to borrow @guardiangames

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