Monday, October 31, 2011

Monday, October 24, 2011

I need a haircut...

It's been over 2 months since my last haircut, and the situation is becoming dire. Fortunately, the town of Kishigawa has no shortage of hairdressers...



Which one shall I go to?

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Vegies and pastries in Kyoto...

Over the long weekend, we also visited Kyoto for half a day. There was a vegetarian food festival in a temple, and we also participated in a pastry-making class at the Royal Hotel, followed by afternoon tea...


Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Another trip to Osaka

We've just had yet another 3-day weekend, so we headed in to Osaka for the Osaka Lindy Exchange. We also had quite a bit of spare time, so we hired some bikes and did some sight-seeing about town...


Thursday, October 6, 2011

Civic duty...

So, last Friday I was visited by my neighbour from downstairs, holding a bucket. The conversation was somewhat awkward as I speak very little Japanese, and he spoke even less English. However, the gist of it was that I had to take the bucket, and do some cleaning the following Friday at 10am. Further investigations indicated that the task involved some cleaning of the garbage collection point, just down the road from my house. Here's what ensued this morning...


Tuesday, October 4, 2011

My birthday...

I have to catch up with my videos... so here goes!

It was my birthday a little over two weeks ago. We headed into Kishiwada, which in the south-eastern outskirts of Osaka, and witness the craziness of the Danjiri Matsuri. In the past, people have died in horrible accidents, but we felt safe in the knowledge that it had been almost ten years since the last fatality, and that kind of thing couldn't happen in this day and age...