Month: August 2009

Fish blow

Mon 8/31/2009 10:44 AM [Original Post by Elliot Mogerman] So found out the famous deadly poisonous blow fish i wanted to try while here is not in season. So some places may have a part of the tail forzen or something, but can’t get the specialty until next season. So, that means more delicious japanese …

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dont worry bout a thang

Sun 8/30/2009 12:52 PM [Original Post by Elliot Mogerman] We met Akira, formerly known as Mike from Australia. He naturalized here quite some time ago and has a japanese wife, newborn, and speaks and ready fluently. He took us to a Okonomiyaki dinner, and it was very good. Basically a huge lettuce, egg, and mixed …

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sochu or so jew?

Fri 8/28/2009 10:45 AM [Original Post by Elliot Mogerman] Tried sochu which is japanese vodka from sweet potatoe. They mix it with green tea, but i had it straight. Kind of like grey goose because it is smooth with no bite. Not bad. BMW emailed me and said the engine arrived. They got it faster …

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Nappon fun

Thu 8/27/2009 10:34 PM [Original Post by Elliot Mogerman] So we started the day by touring the Corporate headquarters for Asahi beer. They had a 22nd floor drinking room with a great view of the city. Mike took a video and might post it soon. The restroom actually had a better view than the cafe. …

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oooohhhhh

Tue 8/25/2009 9:13 PM [Original Post by Elliot Mogerman] This morning I find out our friend, Doug, will be coming to visit us tomorrow in Tokyo and he will stay at our hostel for a day or two. Also, a rider friend from one of the websites I was corresponding with in Tokyo for help …

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hi does not mean hi

Mon 8/24/2009 7:05 PM [Original Post by Elliot Mogerman] We found another hostel that is half the price and only a few kilometers away from our current spot. So we check out and lug our bags up the street in the hot weather to check into the new cheaper place. Here is a traditional Japanese …

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Arigato mr roboto

Fri 8/21/2009 10:16 PM [Original Post by Elliot Mogerman] I carried my heavy freakin luggage around on trains, and buses all morning until we finally end up at a hotel right by bmw, but we arrive past closing time. So we go for a wakl and explore down alleys and main streets. I pick a …

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Ahhh soooo

Thu 8/20/2009 10:32 AM [Original Post by Elliot Mogerman] So I am missing friends and family from home because there are so many things I want to share with everyone at the same time while I am here. In the morning I woke up and we grabbed a taxi to meet the transport truck at …

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Konichiwa!

Wed 8/19/2009 8:12 AM [Original Post by Elliot Mogerman] Found out there was an earthquake yesterday in Tokyo off the coast in the sea. And a typhoon in the southern region of mainland Japan. It has been several days since I wrote blogs and haven’t kept track so this will be a little rough. After …

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Day of fun

Thu 8/13/2009 4:44 PM [Original Post by Elliot Mogerman] So we woke up at 7am and got our bikes ready for the storage yard at customs control. While riding there we lost mike. Turns out his bike stopped working and we had to drop off mine, and go back, find him, and tow his bike …

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