Archive | June, 2014

Want to see my garden?

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My friend was nice-enough to take me on a tour of his “garden”. Just 10 kilometers outside of the city, just a few miles out of the way of the noisy traffic, crazy pedestrians, and overall insanity of a major city we find ourselves in a little haven of farmlands. I am instantly reminded of […]

Some airports…

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This is got to be the busiest airport I have ever been to… and the smells are nothing like I have ever smelled.  This was a very interesting experience.  Not to mention that my flight out was delayed by six hour; six of which I’ve spent standing, trying not to fall asleep, in a crowd […]

Why no move in?

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Perhaps there is some irony in this.  I am flying to the country that is was in economic decay for so many years, a country that could barely manage its vast population, from an airport in a dying city.  To China from Detroit.  Do you not see the irony here?  Well, I do.  But what […]

Boar’s Head in Charlottesville

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Interesting trip. Headed to Virginia for a day-long presentation. This reminds me of how amazing this country must have been for the original settlers coming here from the main land. Most of the originators of this country have settled around this area in Virginia, I suppose. Yes, I am likely wrong on the specifics, I […]

Dinner with friends

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Don’t you agree that a nice dinner with nice friends in nice?  I frequently forget how unbelievably awesome it is to go to the suburbs and share a nice home-cooked meal with friends…  This is a cornerstone of our living, of our life.  We run around, in this crazy work-life, all day and all night, […]

Osaka

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Just a short stop here to catch the buss to Nara.  The airport, as usual and as expected, is extraordinarily efficient and I’m off the plane, past security, out of the gates, and into the smoking area in all but 15 minutes.  And we have plants all over :-).  Lovely country and definitely worth a […]

Tokyo

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For how many times I have been to Tokyo… I was never there. The airport seems to be the only place for me to dwell here.  The efficiency and cleanliness of the Japanese that I will see in Nara are evident, clearly, in what I see from the airport window. Ah, water in the ashtray! […]

Nara

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Keyboard soaked in wine which I tried to emergency-clean off, keys a little sticky, still, I will try to describe to you my recent trip to Japan.  I have been to Japan before and it is amazing every time.  Every city I visit here, every restaurant, every street—everything about this place.  Japan is the “old […]