March 17, 2007
OMG a salary man touched me
Ok, that may not be true, but I am finally recovering from all the work I have had to do over the last month. Don't worry, I have still been traveling. I've already knocked Hiroshima, Kobe, and Osaka off my list in that time and I will be going to OKINAWA for 8 days and 7 nights starting tomorrow (my time). I can hardly contain my happiness.
But what does this mean for you guys? Another week without any information? No way! I finally got my act together and will be posting to the blog through my B-E-A-utiful new keitai (cell phone). I set it up through Flickr so you will be getting photos too. Well probably only photos with some bits of info because it takes so long to type out a sentence. I'm toying with the idea of a "photo blog" for the next week where you can follow me step-by-step throughout the day. Seeing everything I eat, the places I go to, and me consuming vast amounts of awamori (the local fire water) that Okinawa-jin are famous for. We will see how it goes.
In the week that I am back, expect a couple podcasts (I already have bits recorded) and instructional videos as well as some fun touristy ones too.
In Hiroshima, I was lucky enough to hear an atomic bomb survivor speak. This is a rare opportunity because there are only 29 survivors that are still engaged in public speaking, and in 10 years there will be no 1st generation survivors of the atomic bomb attacks. Also for someone who is not a head of state or extremely well connected, and a gaijin no less, it is next to impossible to have this opportunity. P.S. I recorded the whole talk and will be putting it up on youtube in the near future.
It looks like my life is only speeding up here in Japan, but don't worry I'll have some more content soon.
Happy St. Patrick's day (opens a Kirin 500ml beer and pretends it is Guiness).