September 21, 2009

The view from the place we stayed at in the Rokko Mountains!

The air was absolutely refreshing!

We also had a great healthy breakfast!

September 19, 2009

The rice is growing, making the heads of the rice stalks get heavier...they are bowing in the autumn Kyoto.

an old tower at the Toji Shrine in Kyoto...I am now going to be traveling to Kyoto quite often for work... yeah!

But I will be headed for the mountains in Kobe tomorrow with friends!

I'll let you know how everything is when I get back...Japan is having several days of holidays in a row so I am enjoying some time resting after a very eventful week at work!

September 12, 2009

Have you ever seen a gold elevator?

This is an elevator in a building in Shibuya (Tokyo) that was featured a bit in the movie "Kill Bill"!

Don't worry, the gold isn't real...
...I think!

Thank you for your lovely comments. I have been pretty tired from all the studying and "partying".

I can't wait to get home tomorrow night and rest as well as check out my favorite blogs that I have been missing this past week!

September 11, 2009

Good morning!
Another view from my phone.
This morning I got to take a bath in the sunrise...

The birds are chirping and flying about. I am grateful for all this nature, the delicious air gives me an appetite!

I will post more pictures when I get home. Today is the last day of our conference and we will be heading to Tokyo for a different seminar!

September 9, 2009

The little bath!
I woke up at six am and took a bath in the rain! It was lovely!

September 8, 2009

I am in Atami studying about sales and the latest products our press has to offer. There are quite a few people from other Asian offices gathered here for this seminar.

The above picture shows the view from our room. Tomorrow I will post a photo of the little bath that is on our veranda!

I haven't used the little bath yet because we all went to the larger bath. In Japan there is a saying "hadaka no tsukiai" which translates into "naked association" ...
I know ... sounds weird but it means that you get to know each other better AND trust one another more after taking a bath together. It could freak you out at first but after a couple of times you can get used to it...

September 2, 2009

Tokyo night lights...are much prettier than I expected.

I'll be back home in Kansai tomorrow night. I have been enjoying Tokyo and life in my hotel room but it will be nice to sleep in my own bed for a couple of nights. I will also get to use my home PC and do some catching up with your blogs! I haven't been able to check out as much as I'd like to since I am "sort of" working...