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    Wednesday, October 7, 2009

    GMT +9

    It's been a while since I've made a post on life in Japan.

    The weather has been incredibly strange lately. It was nice and pleasantly cool all the way up through the end of September. Long-sleeved shirt weather, but nothing heavier. Then we've had a week and a half of rain and wind with a huge typhoon coming in, and the temperature has plummeted. I was walking to work in just my suit one day and the next I had to take a sweater and jacket. Today the typhoon winds are so strong they've closed down most of the train lines.

    This week and a half I've also been working non-stop. I decided to work overtime this weekend and so I've been going, going, going since last Sunday. It made me a little sick at the end of last week but with some good medication I've pulled through.

    This coming weekend is the Yokohama Oktoberfest and I'm planning to go again this year. They really spare no expense in making it authentic, even hiring a real German polka band to play music under the big dining hall tent. There are all kinds of great German beer, good stouts and weizens, and all the sausages you could possibly eat. It's usually packed which is fun because the festival atmosphere spreads throughout the crowd.


    Anonymous said...

    We all definitely heard about the typhoon -- good to see Japan isn't hit *too* hard.

    Also we demand pictures of the German festival in Japan. Just because we'd like to see how Japan rolls in that respect!

    crazygrampastuey said...

    Please, please, PLEASE take your camera with you so you can post pictures of Oktoberfest! (ex. drunken salary man in the streets, lying face down in a gutter? Plz?)

    Also - sucks that you've been working non-stop. (and the typhoon)

    Fred said...

    Ask and ye shall receive!

    Thanks for the support guys