Saturday, September 02, 2006

I think I'm turning Japanese (I really think so)

So, we've landed in Osaka after about a twelve hour flight that took us over Canada, Hudson Bay, Alaska, and the greater part of Japan. I'm sitting at an "e stand", trying to type on a Japanese keyboard (where are the quotation marks?).

The flight could have been worse, especially considering my current contempt for flying. I spent a lot of time reading (Mindstorms by Seymour Papert), doing Sudoku puzzles, and listening to music. I even sat through Inside Man (sorry Spike, me no like) and a crappy Lindsey Lohan movie (I'm gonna pretend that I don't remember the name of it).

The in-flight culinary experience was decent; they served dinner, a snack, and breakfast. The dinner consisted of chicken in BBQ sauce, mashed potatoes, green beans, a salad, shrimp cocktail, a dinner roll, and a tall, cold Budweiser (what would an international flight be without a little buzz?). The snack was just a turkey sandwich and a Twix bar. Breakfast, served at the end of our flight, was a Swiss cheese omlette, sausage, potatoes, fruit, OJ, a muffin, and some tea. Mmmm . . . jealous? Don`t be. I`m hoping for more interesting gustatory experiences in the next 9 days.

Our brush with Japan is proving quite fascinating. Here are some pictures from inside Kansai airport in Osaka. I especially like the Kansai mascot. I'll have to take another trip to Japan to explore more someday. Anyone else interested?

Thanks for your comments so far. It's really encouraging. I hope that I can bring you every excruciating detail (like the in-flight menu) throughout the trip. Gotta fly to Taipei!


Sebastian said...

Was it "Just My Luck"? I've always wanted to see that. If it was, please remember to give me a full review next time we meet.

You're not missing anything here in Brooklyn. Labor Day Weekend + Tropical Storm Ernesto = BrookLAZY.

Can't wait to hear about your next in-flight movie. I'm keeping my fingers crossed for "Hoot" because I know you love endangered owls.

Jeremy said...

yes, in fact, it was "just my luck." it was more like "just my suck". we can rent it and sex and the city seasons 1-14 when i get back and paint our toenails. is it a date?

Joanna said...

What'd you think of the Osaka airport? I've stopped there several times, and it was so boring! The Tokyo one isnt any better. I hope the country itself isnt anything like their airports!