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Instant coral reef, just add water...

JAPAN | Sunday, 22 Mar 2009 | Views [476]

When we walked down for our daily sunset at the Sea Wall, we were surprised to find exposed coral reef instead of water directly beyond the Sea Wall barrier.  Naturally, we decided to climb the barrier and explore! It was so neat to be able to see some ... Read more >


Gallery: Coral Reef

JAPAN | Sunday, 22 Mar 2009 | Photo Gallery


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Super Cookies to the rescue!

USA | Tuesday, 17 Mar 2009 | Views [513]

We received our first Japanese gift as a married couple!  As you know, gift-giving is an integral part of Japanese culture.  On the first floor of our apartment building, in a small room off the foyer, SKY Housing (a realty agency) just opened its doors.... Read more >


Tortise wins the race...again!

JAPAN | Tuesday, 10 Mar 2009 | Views [686] | Comments [1]

I got a call from the Shipping Office on Friday, asking me to come in and provide them with maps and paperwork for our first shipment.  We were so excited and couldn't wait to get our own pillows again!  After getting the paperwork straightened out and ... Read more >


I have my laptop!

USA | Tuesday, 3 Mar 2009 | Views [630] | Comments [3]

Just thought I would let everyone know that I have now received my new laptop! :) However, no internet at home yet....


A Q&A Session...

USA | Sunday, 1 Mar 2009 | Views [552] | Comments [2]

Here's some great questions we got by email and figured if one of you had 'em, more of you were probably wondering, as well.  Sometimes we're not sure what's of interest to people, so keep those questions coming! Q:   Because the ocean is so ... Read more >


American Villiage

USA | Sunday, 1 Mar 2009 | Views [404]

We had some time to go and explore American Village, a shopping/eating area near our neighborhood.  Very fun!  While we were there, we got to see a Okinawa dance and drum group.  Check out the photos in the gallery.  Some of those kids were r-e-a-l-l-... Read more >


Gallery: American Village

JAPAN | Wednesday, 25 Feb 2009 | Photo Gallery


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Check out that sunset!

JAPAN | Wednesday, 25 Feb 2009 | Views [509]

We've been thoroughly enjoying walking the two blocks between our house and the Sea Wall each night so we can sit on the Sea Wall and watch the sun set over the Sea of China.  What a spectacular sight!  Check out some of our photos in the "Sea Wall"... Read more >


Gallery: Sea Wall

JAPAN | Wednesday, 25 Feb 2009 | Photo Gallery


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No Internet for 4-6 WEEKS! :(

JAPAN | Monday, 16 Feb 2009 | Views [677] | Comments [2]

We have moved into the apartment and now have my SMX.  As for the internet it will be 4-6 WEEKS!  That's right I have to go in search for internet if I want to check email until then.  That said I will have fiber internet when it does arrive.  The reason ... Read more >


Day 5....make that 6

JAPAN | Saturday, 7 Feb 2009 | Views [451]

Rubber Duckie, you're the one, You make bathtime lots of fun, Rubber Duckie, I'm awfully fond of you; (woh woh, bee doh!) Rubber Duckie, joy of joys, When I squeeze you, you make noise! Rubber Duckie, you're my very best friend, it's true! ... Read more >


Hiru-gohan; Lunch!

JAPAN | Saturday, 7 Feb 2009 | Views [1408]

We ate lunch with one of Brandon's coworkers at a very nice Japanese place Friday.  Brandon ordered a "set" and got this wonderful presentation of a number of fun foods to try!  From the top left: not-sweet custard-like substance with meat ... Read more >


Day 4...Two Crazy Kids on an Adventure of a Lifetime!

USA | Thursday, 5 Feb 2009 | Views [457] | Comments [2]

I had the day off of work so we spent sometime getting caught up on sleep and emails.  However, back to the grind tomorrow!  We even get our loaner car tomorrow.  ...should be interesting wish us luck...we plan to print off some maps at the office. ... Read more >


Gallery: Travel

USA | Thursday, 5 Feb 2009 | Photo Gallery


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Nosiy Cats

USA | Wednesday, 4 Feb 2009 | Views [505] | Comments [3]

Forgot to mention while we were waiting outside of the apartment building office we noticed a number of cats, 3, wondering around the street...all of which were howling... for no apparent reason...  We decided that's something you don't see everyday.... Read more >


Day 3...

USA | Wednesday, 4 Feb 2009 | Views [330]

Ok less stuff taken care of today, but that's mainly only because it took so long at every place we went. 1. The problem for the day came mainly from setting up a bank account.  Long story short they put the money in someone else's account instead of ... Read more >


Day 2...

USA | Tuesday, 3 Feb 2009 | Views [367]

Ok...things are better than the day before... with the exception of my laptop is still broke. 1. We got almost all of the paperwork taken care of for the apartment.  However, we still have a few more things to get taken care of there. 2. We finally ... Read more >


Thoughts of Okinawa...

USA | Tuesday, 3 Feb 2009 | Views [456] | Comments [1]

The island of Okinawa has a very different feel than Tokyo.  More tropical.  More green. Slower paced. There are a wide variety of trees and shrubs.  Some needle-y, some leafy, none too tall.  The cherry blossoms are as beautiful as everyone says. ... Read more >


Day 1.....

USA | Monday, 2 Feb 2009 | Views [678] | Comments [2]

To summarize the events of ...all of which are true... today 1. Backing up to the previous night Arielle's suitcase arrived in Tokyo broken.  One of the latches is cracked and will no longer close.  However, the airline is planning to either fix or ... Read more >


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