The blue tarp like material is covering the building scaffolding. All buildings under construction in Japan have this coverage to protect anyone below or around the building from debris. I have also seen sound-proof type as well.
Went to dinner and drinks last night with a coworker and 4 members of one of our clients. We had drinks and Nabe. The highlight was when one of my clients was singing Bon Jovi’s song, Living on a Prayer, in near perfect harmony (he didnt know any of the words, but song the song by humming something very similar to the real song).
I learned 臨機応変 りんきおうへん！ rinki oohen yesterday.
It means “Adapting to the moment” or “playing it by ear”.
The best part was that at the dinner party, one of the clients actually used it!
Also, I saw parts of YouTube Live! both the USA version and Tokyo version. Apparently, the YouTube Live Tokyo was not actually live but delayed by a couple of hours.
YouTube is the future!