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... Our hosts found this hysterical, saying that he was a classic foreigner.
2) Trying to cut the `Papple` with a small fork, resulting in a piece flying through the air, dropping at his feet and looking pretty special.
3) Taking 7 plates of Sushi at the restaurant and trying to merge them with my stack of 2 when it came to paying the bill in an attempt to look less greedy. They definitely saw through this nifty trick.
Why Godzilla Redux you say? Ahh...because we tore up Tokyo today. Matt and I conquered the subway and rail system today like champs. With our jet lag so much better, we went on a 10 hour odyssey that took us from areas representing traditional Japanese culture and faith to the modern world of manga and anime.
Up early, a curse of jet lag (I am writing this at 5:00 am Tokyo time), we set off to figure out our first subway ride. The subway system here ...
... I've gone through my pictures, however, and am in a better frame of mind, I find I like this year's quilts more and more. There were few true showstoppers, but there was a lot of originality in the details of many of the quilts. Also, the mariner's compass, my favourite quilt block, got lots of representation. A surprising number of quilts reminded me of rugs, with a large symmetrical design in the centre, and a much smaller ...
... in the morning. I left Maui on Tuesday afternoon and get to the hostel Thursday morning. I guess the day does not matter too much, since I often do not know what day of the week it is while traveling anyway.
I am checked in and take the elevator to my room. Well, not a room really. It is a bed. A capsule bed. There is a very narrow locker to put my things in, but only small things will fit. No shoes are allowed past the lobby. Slippers ...
... umbrella docking stations outside - we could be in some some fun trying to follow the instructions on just about everything! Pretty shattered from the time shift and lack of sleep and so we are having a quiet night in eating pot noodles and drinking Japanese beer. It's a bit wet and cold out there - hope we get to see some cherry blossom ...