Monthly Archives: September 2011

Japan sunsets

Here are the sunsets of the key cities I traveled to on my latest (and fifth) trip to Japan.

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9/11 2011

Yesterday was a special day. It was the tenth-year anniversary of 9/11 in New York and the half-year anniversary of the 3/11 Tohoku earthquake/tsunami in Japan. I spent almost 7 hours yesterday on two shinkansens to Fukuoka and then the … Continue reading

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Golden Retriever

I have two favoritest dogs which are polar opposites. One is the ice cool huskies and malamutes, and the other one, the sunny golden retriever. When I came home from running errands at Tesco this afternoon, I bumped into my … Continue reading

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Tianjin

I had to go to Tianjin for a 3-day business trip but decided to extend it by a day since it coincided with the weekend. After arriving there, I kinda wished I had extended by two days instead of just … Continue reading

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Xi’an-Lingtong

Xi’an is one of China’s four ancient capitals, making it one of the oldest cities in this country (about 3,100 years) that is culturally rich in every aspect of modern life. It is also less than an hour’s drive to Lintong (临潼), … Continue reading

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Wuhan-Jingmen

We were handling a project on lower tier cities in China so we had the opportunity to head out to Wuhan (武汉) a second-tier city, and a smaller 4th-tier city called Jingmen (荆门) about 2.5 hours’ drive from Wuhan. This trip … Continue reading

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Decided

So, I will follow this route on my upcoming trip to Japan. Tokyo > Fukuoka > Nara > Kanazawa > Tokyo (maybe Nikko too, it depends …) Here is what my itinerary looks like on the map. Other than Tokyo, … Continue reading

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