Born in Stockholm (Sweden), now live in Sapporo (Japan). Hold a Ph.D. in computer science and work with computers during the days, perform magic in a bar during the nights (and weekends, for kids). Also used to teach historical fencing back in Sweden.
At the snow festival, there was a lot of signs telling you not to throw garbage in the snow. No tobacco, no PET-bottles etc. There was also a sign telling you that the only things you should stick in the snow are your skis and your face... And the Japanese as well as the illustration also means that they actually do expect you to stick your face in the snow. I think I will pass, though.