Tokyo, Japan

Alright, so here’s the deal in so many words or less.

I got an additional job (to the two that I already have), which has reduced my free time down to nil. I hope this explains my regrettable absence to the bloggersphere. Fret not dear followers, I’ll get my priorities in order and return to you soon.

And, I’m currently in Tokyo. I left my island so very many hours ago to embark on a whirlwind tour of Japan as part of the Cherry Blossom Festival of Hawaii. It’s a lot of business doubling as pleasure and I’m so thrilled to be back in Asia. Already, I’m loving the dozens of idiosyncrasies that set Japan apart from other destinations that I’ve traveled to.

Since it’s nearly 2 a.m. Japan Time (7 a.m. in Hawaii), I have only the limits of  my brief time here to show you what I’ve seen thus far… Meaning, our hotel and some convenient-store food.

Our hotel room, by American standards, is chock full of oddities.

1. Our beds come with Pajamas
2. PAJAMAS! And I’m wearing mine now…
3. The control for the air conditioner is attached to this multi-functional radio/alarm console thats attached to the center nightstand. So, yes, after I turned on the air I also turned on the radio and am currently listening to classical music.
4. Our house slippers come with “Slipper Sheets”
5. So I put the Slipper Sheets on my shoes and, you betcha, am wearing them now.
6. The counter above the refrigerator has a build-in hot pot for… I don’t know. Ramen. I’ll be exercising this gadgetry in the morning for my coffee.

Anyway, that’s all for now. I’ve been up a good 24 hours and need to rise and shine super early to get our rail passes and then make some sponsor visits (going to the offices of the organizations that have supported/sponsored the Cherry Blossom Festival).

The court usually have to dress alike, so my “fashion” blog will be a little less so in the coming fortnight. I hope you’re okay with travel writing!

Sayonara. 😉