Tokyo Shu-ba-kz[u]

30 08 2009

We made it to Tokyo safely and successfully navigated to our hotel. Here is the view from our room:

A scenic view of Tokyo.

A scenic view of Tokyo.

The room itself is too small to be seen by the naked eye. Our hotel is in the very cute neighborhood near Hatagaya Station, part of the Tokyo subway system on the Koei New Line. There are lots of little shops, restaurants, secret alleys, and at least one tree-lined path.





On Our Way

28 08 2009

We’re at Incheon International Airport, waiting for our flight to Japan to start boarding. We’ll be back home in another week.

Waiting for boarding at Incheon International Airport

Waiting for boarding at Incheon International Airport





Orvis Dog Photo Contest

15 08 2009

O, Hai.  Please go to this web site and vote for our picture.  Type “Hookie” in the search bar, then click on the picture and follow instructions from there.  Proceeds go to research on Canine Cancer.  But only do this if you like dogs and cute things and good causes and you’re not a selfish mean jerk.

On the water, patroling for Pelicans and Ne'r Do Wells.

On the water, patroling for Pelicans and Ne'r Do Wells.





Dance Master’s Delight

8 08 2009

So we were just on vacation for eleven days wherein we did nothing much, hung around, drank coffee, chilled, read books, and intended every day to catch up on posting, uploading pictures, and generally keeping our fan up to date on the goings-on of our final days here in Korea.  Alas, we never did.  Because we were too busy not doing anything productive whatsoever.

On another note, Hillstate, the giant construction project located directly across the street from our apartment, is officially almost complete. This is due largely to the efforts of the diligent construction workers that like to start every day of the week (and weekends!) at 7 am by dropping 1 or 2 scaffolding pipes on the ground ever 10 to 20 seconds for 2 hours before taking a well earned break.

The signal that construction is nearly complete? The first delivery of kimchi refrigerators.

Keeping your kimchi fresh.

Keeping your kimchi fresh.

From LG in a variety of colors to suit your lifestyle--the new Dios Built-In.

From LG in a variety of colors to suit your lifestyle--the new Dios Built-In.

A view of a section of Hillstate including scaffolding pipes.

A view of a section of Hillstate including scaffolding pipes.