Monthly Archives: October 2010

Nanzen-ji Temple’s Sanmon Gate

You enter the Nanzen-ji temple through the Sanmon (Triple Gate), the classic "gateless" gate of Zen Buddhism that symbolizes entrance into the most sacred part of the temple precincts. The grand wooden structure was built in 1628 by Todo Takatora … Continue reading

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Visiting Nanzen-ji Temple

Nanzen-ji Temple in Kyoto is now one of my favorite places on the planet. Take a look at that picture and tell me I'm not right in picking it. We stumpled on this temple purely by accident. No one really … Continue reading

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Like a Speeding Bullet!

Proving that it's a small world after all, during my first week in Tokyo, I totally just randomly ran into a coworker I knew from Boston while in the elevator. I mean. Really. She's in the process of relocating her … Continue reading

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Sushi is Like a Tomato

My coworkers have been so absolutely fantastic about taking me out for lunch while I've been in Tokyo and helping me navigate the amazing food that's all over Tokyo. Last week we went to a place that served amazing chicken, … Continue reading

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I Know… Let’s Call the Marines!

Arrived in Tokyo on Monday afternoon and sense then have had a PRETTY eventful, and yet amazing time. Monday I got up early to take the Hong Kong Airport Express to the airport. It's a clever train that takes you … Continue reading

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Tokyo!

I'm on the way to Tokyo! But mostly I would like mad props for having gotten two weeks worth of corporate clothing into a carry on and a laptop bag. If I've learned anything on this trip. And I have. … Continue reading

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Thank You Skype!

Come like a light in the white mackerel sky,come like a daytime cometwith a long unnebulous train of words,from Brooklyn, over the Brooklyn Bridge, on this fine morning,     please come flying. — From Elizabeth Bishop's Invitation To Miss Marianne Moore … Continue reading

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One Corner

This is one corner about two blocks from my apartment. Just to give you a taste I mean of HOW much is going on in Hong Kong. There's a LOT packed into one block. Like this:Like Loading…

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Happy Feet!

Since my coworker took me for a foot reflexology treatmeant a few weeks ago, I've gotten totally hooked. Foot reflexology has been around for 5,000 years. According to Wikipedia: Reflexology (zone therapy) is an alternative medicine, complementary, or integrated medicine … Continue reading

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If You Can’t Beat the Humidity…

In my head, I have Southern beauty queen hair. I mean this hair is FINE. It's hot rollered and Aquanetted and can withstand a 60 mph wind in a white convertible while you're blasting Def Leppard. Ok. That's actually a … Continue reading

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