Toyohashi: Easy (?) Day Trip

Day trip to Toyohashi, Aichi today.
Made it very early… like no one else on the platform for a train!!!

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Really nobody!!!


In Kodama super express, there is only I, me, myself only! Hahaha!


Yep, arrived at Toyohashi… one day job got started at 10am.


Head of business took me for a lunch… and local Ramen noodle. Pretty good one!

2 hour presentation for management in the morning.
1.5 hour presentation and discussion with leaders in the afternoon.
Plus, other minor tasks…

I finished it all up around 4pm. Time to go home!


Caught Hikari super express… much faster than Kodama and it was luck to catch this since this comes every two hours.
Came back to Tokyo around 6pm… pretty good!
My week started in peace. Good one!

Planning Tomorrow

Coming to the house in Chiba to be ready for ceremony and funeral.
Sister-in-law explained the schedule and I had to calculate what time I should be able to leave the town for work tomorrow.
Yeah, tight schedule… quite so.

According to my estimate, I have to catch a train at 5:57pm.
via Tokyo, I travel through to Matsumoto. With this plan, I will arrive at Matsumoto around 11pm.
Oh boy, I have to travel longer than 4 hours. Oh it is 5 hours!

I would like like traveling abroad! I can definite go to Seoul or Hong Kong quicker!

Anyhow, situation is tight and I will see if I really can go along with just planned or not. Will see.

This week, I have to be in Matsumoto from Tuesday to Thursday.
After the completion of Thursday, I need to move down to Numazu
That takes much time, also. Another 3 hours or 4 hours?

Oh boy, how come I have such crazy schedule? Everything is per clients' favor!
I must have dedicated too much.
I should be rewarded BIG in future, I hope. Hahaha.

At least I should be caring myself for health and safety. Don't you think? That matters the most.
Wish me luck!

Relative's Pass-away

MoonFlower informed me of sudden news from her family.
Relative not so close but not so far just passed away… and funeral is coming up.
Well, I have to adjust my schedule accordingly.

Biggest and only concern was of my business trip to Matsumoto next week.
I have to travel to the City on Monday for three-day-session until Thursday.
Then I have to travel down to Toyohashi of Aichi on Thursday for Friday session.

See, am quite busy for next week… AGAIN! Hahaha.
Anyway, I have to carefully plan for Monday… attending to the funeral and catch trains thereafter.
Travel seems so long from Chiba to Matsumoto. Takes longer than 4 hours!!!


Opened up a bottle over supper. With this, dinner plate was pork dumplings. Pretty good match!


Shopping… from previous weekend. MoonFlower selected this as our family tradition.
Year Ball 2017… now and finally got here for us.
Usually we buy one in December. Since it was busy time moving to current place, MoonFlower and I didn't get quite chance for this shopping.

But finally completed. Now truely 2017 is here? Hahaha.


Just a memo for myself. Today's mileage of Alfa Romeo is of 24,559 kilometers.
Last year alone, I didn't drive much… shortest in distance since we didn't go out too much. Probably we drove about 4,000 or 5,000 km for last 12 months.
Since purchase of this Giulietta in June, 2013… less than 25,000 km.

Average 6,000 km… not much, huh. Definitely below the average.

Well, will be very busy Monday… which is ahead.
Like I have mentioned, got to go up to Matsumoto… long way up there.
This week is definitely going to be shorter…

Nagasaki: Job's Done!

Finally back in town (Tokyo) after 3 night trip to Nagasaki.
Last day of three day session was completed with positive feedback.
So far, so good. For this, I have to dress like this for good and better luck:


Client sent me back to the Nagasaki Airport… though, the timing to the flight was quite tight.
I didn't have much time for shopping and even supper.
I picked up something for MoonFlower and it was already boarding time, then.

Nagasaki's famous dish is "Champon Noodles." Too bad that I missed it this time.
I will be back in Nagasaki in August. Next time, I plan more carefully. Hahaha.

Nagasaki: Team Rolex?

Hotel is located in the middle of very fancy area… lots of bars and taverns around!
Just like this:


Very traditional Japanese night street, don't you think?
Well, I didn't come to a chance to drink in such atmosphere… that was what I thought.
Turned out to be wrong…

Clients invited over dinner and I came to drink in Nagasaki.
I heard so funny things from them.
Two representative from local business at dinner table told me that they are big watch fans like me.

From my presentation at the kick-off, they paid attention to what kind of watch I have…
In fact they are big Rolex fans. One has Deep Sea and the other does Daytona.
Wow, truly big fans for sure.

They were happy to see my "old" Explorer II.

So I found Team Rolex in Nagasaki. While, I have faced similar circumstance.
Team Panerai was found in Fukuoka.
Interesting, huh!

I guess, I have come to confirm that they make full commitment to the project after all.