Start of Golden Week


For those who took today off, Golden Week started yesterday. My Golden Week starts now! We in Japan have an extremely long weekend – all the way till next Wednesday. What most people did was to take today and next week’s Thursday and Friday off. That gives a total of 11 holidays! In Japanese, a long holiday is referred to as 連休(れんきゅう, renkyu). I’ll probably just hang around Tokyo. Plan get some work done so that I can escape and enjoy a holiday during the off peak season. ^^.

What would you do with 11 consecutive rest days.

Anyone visiting the world expo at Shanghai?

Sony Timer

Was reading up Sony VAIO on wikipedia today. Do you know what VAIO means? It was originally an acronym for Video Audio Integrated Operation. But during the brand’s 10th anniversary, they renamed it to Visual Audio Intelligence Organiser. In addition to being an acronym, the VAIO logo also represents the integration of analog and digital technology. The ‘VA’ represents an analog wave and the ‘IO’ represents digital binary code, thus some would call it VA10 or Va-ten. I’ll try using Va-ten at the office. See if anyone gets it.

Anyhoo. I found it interesting that the top half of the page had, not 1 but 2(!!) references to “Sony’s Products are easy to break”.


Waiting for a bus at Sydney Central

Waiting for a bus at Sydney Central

When buses in Sydney have reached their sitting and standing capacity, the driver puts up his hand, tells you to wait for the next bus, closes the door and drives off. That happened to me that night. I only realized this when visiting Sydney after living for a while in Japan. Sydneysiders squeeze and push to get on first. You seldom see an orderly line waiting for the bus.

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Back in Tokyo

Back in Japan

Being transferred to Sydney was half true – I was there for a week. It was April Fool’s day after all! ^^. I’m sorry I didn’t time to meet everyone. Was really busy this time around.

Had to lots to get done before flying back to Tokyo.

Many thanks to everyone who wished me a bon voyage!