Archive for May, 2007

My first week in Japan…

Monday, May 28, 2007

So you might have heard by now that I’m moving back east – but to the Far East.  In preps for the move, I’m in Japan for two weeks. 

I started off my stay by finishing a pair of socks for a friend’s grandaughter – Kitchner stiches performed in the “Meeting Area” at Narita.

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I’ve been lucky to have good friends also in town (and they’ll be here when I move, too).  I met Jim and Mary through church and I couldn’t ask for better friends in a new place!  They’ve been over here for a while and have the public transportation system down.

The following events are not all-inclusive of my stay…just what I can stay up to type tonight.

About 3 blocks from my hotel (and future office) is a yarn shop:

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(On a Sunday night stroll, another shop around the corner was discovered – I’m bound to visit soon.)

 

After getting acquanted with the area, we did some preliminary rental house searching.  Mary, my co-worker-Jason (who is also moving with his family to Japan) and I got to see a newly listed rental house in Zushi.  I’d like to note that it does have an oven, but for Thanksgiving dinner, it would have to be Cornish game hen, given it’s size!

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We then went to Tokyo to pick up some things at Hard Rock Cafe for our US boss:

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I want you to know, I will not be without some American “ammenities” while in Japan.  Spring, do a happy dance with me:

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Besides Lush, there’s also an Outback Steakhouse and Cold Stone Creamery in Roppongi. 

 

The long weekend was a ton of fun…a couple of things to share…

Roses in Verny Park:
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Jim and Mary among the roses in Verny Park:

 

That’s it for now…I’ll have to tell more about the flower exhibit at The National Science Museum and Yunessen later…