Friday, December 30, 2016

Rabbit Island or 兎島 as they say in the land of the rising Sun and falling population..

Went out to rabit island.  It was an island that was home to a WW2 gas factory now re-invented as rabbit island.  This place is Watership Down on steroids.  If cute-ness was registered on the rickter scale this island would be sending 200 foot tsunamis to California every 10 minutes.  Wanna meet someone who will love you unconditionally?  Come to rabit island and be mobbed by hundreds of furry cresteatures who lust after your cabbage.

Went here with Chiaki.  (no pictures.  But nect time.)

Tuesday, February 02, 2016

SO..... want  to know about my life?!?!

This is ONE of my soccer teams I play?!?  We play out@Ashiya By the sea.

On a bike trip went out in the middle of Nowhere and came across this J-lady in traditional get-up.

This picture was taken a few days ago.  Cold.  

Taken in fall.  Nice wiNter.  Beautul J-fall.


Taken yesterday.  Snowboarding w/friends.  After dinner BBQ.

Monday, August 31, 2015

Biking from Jasper to Banff

Showed up@the airport and saw  un-maned white truck.  I guess in Edmonton you can rock up to the airport, park in front and go in for a coffee.  So I waited in the cold (cold in August?!?!?!?  what is wrong w/that picture) and eventually Anthony rolled back armed with a large steaming cupa JOE.

Our days were spent bicycling.  Our nights were spent relaxing@the local hostel.  We were well provided for because ALI (Anthony's Neice played sherpa and drove the truck).

The scenry was beatiful.  The road cut straight through the mts.  But it was an easy road.  Maybe too easy.  The last day was a glide to the finish. 

On the last day I relaxed in Calgary.  It's an oil town.  A prarie town.  But with a beatiful park that gracefully pulled through the city and carried slow mov8ng revelers on their canoes/rafts.  I got a chance to see Dave.  He was happy.  But unhappy.  Mostly from being so away from where he wanted to be: Korea.

Sunday, June 21, 2015



I assume you are reading this...

Since you have NO EMAIL (or more accurately you are unable to send email) there is no way I can get any sort of contact from you.  If this problem is not solved soon then when I return home we will solve this problem by going straight to a computer shop and fixing you up with some sort of machine.


On MONDAY I work all afternoon so I won't be able to contact you on SUNDAY.  TUESDAY is also an AFTERNOON day.  As well as WEDNESDAY!   Arggg.  BUT I will make a point to reach y ever-loving DAD soon and properly wish a HAPPY D-DAY!!!!!

Tuesday, June 16, 2015


Went to a CHINESE restaurant yesterday.  And by CHINESE I mean CHINESE.  Nothing was trimmed or catered for the foreign taste.  Everything was served in a small wading pool of oil and topped capriciously with RED HOT chilly peppers and a heavy dose of ANSEN seeds that are as digestible as small little porcupines.  Also there was smokers.  Also our waiter didn't even speak Japanese.

In other news: MY WI-FI is back!

ALSO MOM AND DAD WRITE ME.  This no internet stuff is NONSENSE!


Monday, June 15, 2015

What a day!!!!

I got on the train and I was slated to show up an hour or so early for work.

I was reading while waiting for the train and I absentmindedly got on the express train.  By the time I realized my mistake I was being shipped off to a completely different city.  Express was not quite the right word.  The train made long leisurely stops and the conductor would make general apologies about being late and sorry about all that.  Finally the train passed through a tunnel and ten minutes later I ended up on the other side of the mountain in a completely different prefecture.

I jumped off hoping to catch the express back but that train was also late.  So the score: express train to no where that was 20 minutes late.  And a return train that was also late.  I looked at the time, talked to the train master and did some quick calculations.  The one hour early arrival had become a good 20 minutes late.  Luckily the train was full of f****-ups and I was able to take a train that delivered me right to my station.  I arrived 2 minutes before the bell.  Ran up and started class.

What a day.  I am still shaking from nervousness.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

B-fast: bannanna Mufin

Lunch: tea. Salad.  Chicken cutlet.

Dinner: sandwhich.  Robos tea.

EVeNing w/friend: pizza

and Beer