Wednesday, May 30, 2007

A coffee and a smile!

Some odd signs....

I love me some Engrish. Here it is! Can you decipher them?

A visitor!

Someone we know came to visit us in Osaka - well, not to visit us specifically, but she managed to squeeze us in with all the work she had to do! She is like a Program Co-ordinator for the ESL program at the University that I did my practicum at. Anyways, we went for breakfast (very early!!) in Shinsaibashi and had a laugh.

The guy on the right is Yuusuke. He was in Osaka for a wedding, but lives in Nagoya. He was a student at the same time I was at the university. What a coincidence!

Sunday, May 20, 2007

New Haircut

So I bit the bullet and just chopped it all off. It wasn't the plan when I went in, but then it happened. Its kind of longish in the front and reeeeally short in the back so I can spike it sky high. I think its bitchin! Thanks Keiko! (my hairdresser)

Sunday, May 13, 2007

Russ's Sayounara

Sayounara's are always sad. So that's why we try to have as much fun at them as possible! A good friend will be moving back to England next week. This was the send off.

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Thursday, May 03, 2007

The wonderful world of Hanami

SO the thing to do here in the spring is ...of course... go flower viewing (or hanami as it is called in Japanese). Basically the idea is that you go hang out in a park (that has lots of cherry blossoms) with your closest (and not closest) buds and get completely blitzed in the park. Thats what I call a holiday. Companies also are highly involved in this holiday. I kid you not when I say that Japanese companies send the lower peons down to the park in the earliest hours of the morning to grab the 'best' spots to get stupidly drunk and inappropriate with their workmates. The big bosses then can saunter down any time they like to view the lovely blossoms floating down from the trees with a whisky bottle in one hand and Ms Kimura's (the accounting ladies) thigh in the other. Our version was definitely a little tamer. Here are some pics.