Category Archives: Japan

Random Thoughts – Osaka and Japan

[NOTE: This is one of my first write-ups that didn’t publish.  I’m sorry I don’t have the original pictures for it as those are now archived on an external Hard Drive that’s not with me anymore.]*****************************Change in trip tickets!There’s nothing … Continue reading

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Disasters along the way …

Current events January 2011 Floods in Queensland and Brisbane  Upon our return from New Zealand, we’d been hearing about the torrential downpour of rain in the Queensland areas, and though we’d planned to head to Brisbane to connect up with … Continue reading

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Sky Building at Umeda and Kinokuniya Bookstore

Umeda Sky Building – Floating Garden 173     A good 10-minute walk from Umeda station, the top of the building offers a marvelous view of “downtown” Osaka.  It was a sunny, semi-fluffy cloud day, in the 80’s, and low … Continue reading

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On my birthday …

September 26, 2010 Stayed up VERY late the night before with Amy watching … Kung Fu Panda (for the seventh time in my life)!  So, proportionately, woke up around 1:30 pm today.  Amy willingly let me sleep because SHE was … Continue reading

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A little something I found …

Distantly related — * — Ninja New York restaurant – like what can be found on the B1F level of the Umeda Sky Building (see post coming up soon)!  The last line is for ANY good Ninja Kid to heed. … Continue reading

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A week in Osakako – and our weather forecasting ferris wheel apartment!

Moving Day! After running some numbers for staying at the lovely Nagai Stadium Youth Hostel, vs. getting an apartment – even a 2-bedroom one, we discovered that we could afford to rent as  large a place as possible IF the … Continue reading

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A week behind … on postings

The kids and I have worked out a schedule where I get to “TOUCH” the computer twice a week whether I’m ready or not, so I can keep up with the blog.  I felt they were online, skype, or youtubing … Continue reading

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