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Decavirate Conquers the Orient!
Posted by: joe @ 2006.01.24.0851

January 13th, 2006, (my birthday) myself and 3 of my Rite Track cohorts departed for Japan. Mainy of the more chronologically minded of you might realize that this short changed me of my governmentally endowed 24 hours of birthday time as we crossed the international date line somewhere over the Pacific. Anyways, after 3 plane flights and a bus ride, totalling 24 hours of solid traveling, we finally arrived at the Sleep Inn Hotel in Kumamoto, Japan (technically Ozu, Japan). The hotel is very well planned, from the light switch locations to the prefabricated bathroom module that was inserted into the structure of the hotel. Nervertheless, this is not the typical tourist destination and walking around town the following day we realized that were something of a novelty here. The routine is pretty easy here: we get up around 9, go for around 6 hours of training, two of which is a long lunch break, then come back to the hotel and do whatever.

Today, Monday the 23rd I got out of training and slept all day as apparently I contracted the bird flu. Most of today, I've been sleeping, but I'm about to head to the "Super Michael" which is comparable to an IGA with no dairy. It's a nice grocery store and it gives me a chance to practice my world renowned Japanese with the cashiers. Ozu is not a very crowded place, we are really in more of the countryside of Japan. On Saturday we went to downtown Kumamoto and got a better sense of what a Japanese city is like. We went to a huge open air mall comprised of two streets that are covered at about 3 stories up. Each of the streets runs for hundreds of yards and is filled with shops. Like typical guys, we traversed the entire mall and looked only in 1 electronics store. So far it has been a very relaxed and interesting experience and I'm very glad I got the oppurtunity to come here. I'll be back in 2 weeks, and like the great Marco Polo, nearly a million years ago, I'll bring back spices and tales of foriegn lands.

 


Fuse @ 2006.01.24 0924
  I think JimBo beat you to this article title a few years ago... but I guess Japan is new territory...

katherine @ 2006.01.24 0929
  do they even call it the orient anymore? so does that mean that people that are asian are actually oriental? like the rug?

railroaded. @ 2006.01.24 1311
  watch out for the tree.

winnie @ 2006.01.24 1445
  Well, the politically correct thing is to call them asians and not oriental. Adam! I thought you edit these articles...so many typos! Hmm, perhaps I should be telling Joseph that since he wrote that, but we all know how he would never get passed the first round of a spelling bee...sorry honey, but it's true.

winnie @ 2006.01.25 0756
  In salute to decavirate randomness, check this out! http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-8602472107022912201&q=cup+world+record

bull @ 2006.01.25 0919
  It's some pretty sweet cup stacking!

Fuse @ 2006.01.25 0923
  As a result of some power outages, we lost a wireless router here at decavirate. Bull do you still have the 2 I dropped at your house a few weeks ago? If so, may I reclaim one of them?

Ned @ 2006.01.25 1828
  Power outages? Like cooking cream of butter in the oven, cream of beef in the microwave, cream of lard in the toaster-oven, and gelating sausage greases and other saturated fats in the refrigerator?

May I suggest burning the fats in candles to create stem to power a turbine to power said fat activities.


john adams @ 2006.01.25 2104
  allright, so who went over to jeff wyler to test drive cars and used my name? got an intersting phone call today.

john adams @ 2006.01.26 0109
  the bull, have you seen any watches that look like the ones on this website? http://www.tokyoflash.com

The real John Adams @ 2006.01.26 0928
  Rainman Wadders probably traded your name for a new ski-boat at Jeff Wyler Marine. They usually make a copy of your drivers license, so it would be hard for someone to impersonate JWA-V.

Ned @ 2006.01.26 0929
  Did you take the Orient Express?

john q ortcloud @ 2006.01.28 0321
  I've not seen those watches, john, if you wanna convert prices I think it's around 113 yen / dollar so those watches are around 90-200 bucks I think. Today I put my video camera in the basket of the hotel bicycle and made a dizzying tour video of the streets of japan.

Ned @ 2006.01.28 1026
  la Rendezvous?

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