HANEDA AIRPORT AT SUNSET
As we were waiting for Vicki’s dad to arrive at the airport I snapped a few shots while Vicki was…
a) trapped inside of a crazy Japanese vending machine
b) buying used panties from a crazy Japanese vending machine
c) trapped inside of used panties while buying a crazy Japanese vending machine
d) standing next to me

HANEDA AIRPORT AT SUNSET

As we were waiting for Vicki’s dad to arrive at the airport I snapped a few shots while Vicki was…

a) trapped inside of a crazy Japanese vending machine

b) buying used panties from a crazy Japanese vending machine

c) trapped inside of used panties while buying a crazy Japanese vending machine

d) standing next to me

MISTER GREEN PUFFY COAT
He eats and sleeps just like the rest of us, but when it comes to puffy coats, well, that’s a different story.
Also, I think the New York Subway System could really benefit from the gymnastic style ring system that Japan has so successfully implemented. It’s great, you don’t need to reach as high and if the Subway isn’t crowded you get to practice your moves.

MISTER GREEN PUFFY COAT

He eats and sleeps just like the rest of us, but when it comes to puffy coats, well, that’s a different story.

Also, I think the New York Subway System could really benefit from the gymnastic style ring system that Japan has so successfully implemented. It’s great, you don’t need to reach as high and if the Subway isn’t crowded you get to practice your moves.

THE FLOWER SWEEPER OR HOW I LEARNED NOTHING AND MADE VICKI CRY
I remember taking this picture and then immediately complaining to Vicki about how I wasn’t getting any good photos on the trip. I went so far as to say that it was her fault for not wearing any cool outfits (of course by “cool” I really mean “odd”, her outfit probably was actually “cool”). Obviously she became really upset and I spent the next few hours making my “sad panda” face to cheer her up. As always, the “sad panda” face eventually won her over, although it took a bit longer than usual. I’m a terrible person.

THE FLOWER SWEEPER OR HOW I LEARNED NOTHING AND MADE VICKI CRY

I remember taking this picture and then immediately complaining to Vicki about how I wasn’t getting any good photos on the trip. I went so far as to say that it was her fault for not wearing any cool outfits (of course by “cool” I really mean “odd”, her outfit probably was actually “cool”). Obviously she became really upset and I spent the next few hours making my “sad panda” face to cheer her up. As always, the “sad panda” face eventually won her over, although it took a bit longer than usual. I’m a terrible person.

SMOKES LIKE TEEN SPIRIT
Actually, maybe it’s steam. Either way it always looks nice on camera.
I took this photo as I was on a lunchtime quest to find Chicken Teriyaki, hands down my favorite meal in America. For anyone who thinks that Chicken Teriyaki would be on every menu in Japan, as I did, think again. During our week in Japan I only found Chicken Teriyaki once! Pizza was everywhere, but not Chicken Teriyaki. Outrage I say!

SMOKES LIKE TEEN SPIRIT

Actually, maybe it’s steam. Either way it always looks nice on camera.

I took this photo as I was on a lunchtime quest to find Chicken Teriyaki, hands down my favorite meal in America. For anyone who thinks that Chicken Teriyaki would be on every menu in Japan, as I did, think again. During our week in Japan I only found Chicken Teriyaki once! Pizza was everywhere, but not Chicken Teriyaki. Outrage I say!

NINTENDO POWER
On our second day in Tokyo, Vicki and I saw these two warriors battling it out on their Game Boys. Some 12 hours later we returned to our hotel and the two champions were still keeping it real. Although the McDonalds wrappers on their table led me to believe that they did take a break at some point, it was nevertheless refreshing to see such dedication to one’s craft.
Also, does anyone remember the Nintendo game CONTRA? I didn’t even like Nintendo but I was all about CONTRA. 

NINTENDO POWER

On our second day in Tokyo, Vicki and I saw these two warriors battling it out on their Game Boys. Some 12 hours later we returned to our hotel and the two champions were still keeping it real.¬†Although the McDonalds wrappers on their table led me to believe that they did take a break at some point, it was nevertheless refreshing to see such dedication to one’s craft.

Also, does anyone remember the Nintendo game CONTRA? I didn’t even like Nintendo but I was all about CONTRA.¬†

Can I get un taxi por favor?
For some bizarre reason I spent most of my time in Japan speaking broken Spanish. Not quite sure why, but that was my go to language. The human brain does funny things sometimes. Or at least mine does.
That being said, it was not very efficient, seeing as most folks seemed to know at least a bit of English, but no one seemed to know any Spanish.

Can I get un taxi por favor?

For some bizarre reason I spent most of my time in Japan speaking broken Spanish. Not quite sure why, but that was my go to language. The human brain does funny things sometimes. Or at least mine does.

That being said, it was not very efficient, seeing as most folks seemed to know at least a bit of English, but no one seemed to know any Spanish.

MY BIGGEST REGRET
For some reason I convinced Vicki that we didn’t need this Travel Tips Book based on my stubborn belief that wandering around blindly would lead to the best adventures.
Note to self: Always buy a Travel Tips Book when in foreign lands. If you don’t you will most likely end up lost and cold on a random boring street. Eventually you will be so hungry that you will be forced to eat in a McDonalds because for some reason it’s the only place open. And that’s not even the worst part. The worst part is that you won’t even be able to enjoy your delightful Chicken McNuggets because your wife will literally be sobbing into her Big Mac. So yeah, always buy the Travel Tips Book.

MY BIGGEST REGRET

For some reason I convinced Vicki that we didn’t need this Travel Tips Book based on my stubborn belief that wandering around blindly would lead to the best adventures.

Note to self: Always buy a Travel Tips Book when in foreign lands. If you don’t you will most likely end up lost and cold on a random boring street. Eventually you will be so hungry that you will be forced to eat in a McDonalds because for some reason it’s the only place open. And that’s not even the worst part. The worst part is that you won’t even be able to enjoy your delightful Chicken McNuggets because your wife will literally be sobbing into her Big Mac. So yeah, always buy the Travel Tips Book.