Jun 23, 2013

Boso Peninsula trip

I mentioned before about the trip to Chiba with some old housemates/students at the beginning of June.  Didn't have time to post pictures since I'd been keeping me and my mum busy the past couple of weeks, so here they are now.

First stop at this cool observation deck at 富津岬 (Futtsumisaki)

On the boat tour to see the tai fish (sea bream?)

Driver sporting a tai on his jacket

Neat little fishing port, though the tai are a protected fish in the area

I have a thing for old rusty buildings

Jun 19, 2013

Sai-sai-sainara, bye-bye-bye

Mum went home today, after two full weeks of almost nonstop walking, sight-seeing, bus and train rides, and eating!  Took her around my area, made a visit to my cousin's family's place on the Naval base, and did lots of touristy things around Tokyo.  Since pictures are worth a thousand words, I'll share a few and spare you a novel of all the details!

Beautiful park near my place

Temple near Tokyo Tower

The Tower itself

'Twas my first time too

Near Senso-ji Temple in Asakusa  (Which, I just found out, Senso-ji (浅草寺) and Asakusa (浅草) are written with the same kanji!  Blew my mind!  And another prime example of why kanji sucks ass to learn...)

Jun 3, 2013

A Visitor Appears!

Long time no blog. I don't know if I'm just losing my interest in blogging, or if my everyday life has just become so everyday that I feel like I have nothing to blog about. I did go on a trip to Chiba yesterday- to the Boso peninsula- arranged by the guesthouse/English school where I used to live/work. And the weekend before Roomie and I met some friends in Yokohama and spent the evening there in Chinatown. 
Will post pictures and stuff later. Right now I'm on the train, on my way to Narita Airport to pick up my Mum who will be here for 2 weeks (her first time since she left to return to the US at the age of 2, lol)! I'm quite excited and have a lot of things planned for her visit. It'll be interesting to play tour guide/translator for a couple weeks, but I hope I don't tire either of us out.
Seems like summer is finally upon us, and despite a couple days of rain last week and everyone exclaiming "Oh, looks like rainy season is early this year!", it has been sunny and warm. Luckily no unbearable humidity yet. Not looking forward to that. Keeping my fingers crossed for mild weather for Mum's visit!
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