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.
The French and Russian students and the girlfriend also took me to a game center, or gei sen in Japanese. There you can play arcade games, dancing games, gamble on slot machines, try to catch toys or candy with crane games, etc. I managed to catch a toy, and the others played shooting games. I was very impressed with some Japanese people I do not know who played a dancing game where the machine apparently recognizes not only your steps but your arm movements and general body pose too. They were dancing were well and synchronized as a pair.