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Home soon - time gone quite fast
Have only got 2 more days in Orlando before returning home to Japan. On Friday going out shopping, with the string yen/weak dollar I can hopefully find many interesting things, once I've cracked how to get around with no car. Returning to Japan, i've got to get me involved in the user groups over there, got to be some for people who don't speak much Japanese. I really hate jet lag.

Posted On Wednesday, June 13, 2012 10:57 AM

US Vs Japan
Tomorrow am returning home, to Tokyo. Atlanta has been fun, but it does seem like city where you need a car or seriously figure out the metro. Next years TechEd is in Orlando, I like the convention centre, but it seems to in the middle of nowhere. In Tokyo, I live close to middle of city, with plenty to do everywhere. It's funny, when I was living in England, my passport lasted 10 years, but in 4 years in Japan I've filled up the passport with all the trips, exploring Asia. Actually happy going home, ......

Posted On Thursday, May 19, 2011 3:52 PM

Leaving LA
Left LA yesterday (or was it the day before - you cross the internation date-line on way back), and was not the most impressed about either UA (who I flew with) or the airport itself. Arrived about 3 hour early, and went to self service check in - they are obviously saving money by automating as much as possible (yes cheaper flights are nice, but..). Check in started pretty ok, the machines were pretty easy to use, but then the process sloweded. Because of my nationality and destination, an 'agent' ......

Posted On Monday, November 3, 2008 1:55 PM

Back home
Well, that was a fun week but it's nice to be home through got to go into work tomorrow. Might have changed teams while I was away . It's interesting comparing LA with Tokyo -Toyko has more people and may be bigger, but LA is more spread out. You can walk a lot further in LA without seeing anything than you can in Tokyo. LA does have a metro but it does not cover much of the city, so assuming you have no car, you switch to metro busses. Part of the problem is how spread out LA is - I don't think ......

Posted On Monday, November 3, 2008 12:11 PM

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