Wednesday, February 28, 2007

short bike ride to the 7th temple

ahh, you'd hardly know it was still winter! say hello to japanese countryside.
it's unique for the baby to be shown with this buddha, he's the protector of dead babies in hell.
fresh bibs for everyone!!

Tuesday, February 27, 2007

kimono, fish party, and such.

here's ange wearing lou's kimono, which lou hasn't actually had a chance to wear yet.
fish party dinner after 2hrs of cooking
sashimi with a tangy sesame sauce
and yummy swordfish rolls.

here's the view from gilly's apt in wakimachi

Sunday, February 25, 2007

kiki's birthday

ok, these are from last weekend, but i'm behind on my picture posting, so bear with me. :)
victor got his hair cut, which i thought was interesting (keep in mind this was after the drinking started)
kam, ange, gilly, and rei
eric, kiki, and joeybreakfast at joyfull!

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

making udon

yes, that's right, i'm "Mr. Genna Hibbs"
roll! roll! *whip crack*
yes, walk on the dough! walk on it!! i command you! *bwahahaha!*
my group.

ange, what are you doing? look how hard those boys are working! ;)

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

green?! and a bit more mountain

this last sun i went walking here. i couldn't believe how green and warm it was. nice, huh?
victor, the stick master!
for kim and mia, at the top there is a layer quartz. and all along the trail there were quartz rocks and crystals. neat-o
"and if you look over here you'll see a mountain"

the rest of the weekend

let's enjoy snow! this floridian here had never touched snow before!
yummy deserts
a nice evening with friends.

Matsuyama: part eight (is this the end?)

interesting statue, reminicent if the blue japanese easter island people.
the western style "castle" in the city park look how warm and sunny it is for the middle of winter!
a view of the city from the top
i bought an misato/eva soap dish. cute, huh? :)

Matsuyama: part seven (dogo onsen con't)

so here's a view of dogo from the side at night. i've found that the nighttime exposure is extremely long, so this is a little blurry because i'm not a completely stationary object. :)
there was a brewery next to it where i found...ale!! they had three beers: pilsner, ale, and stout. funny, but true. it was good to have a proper ale.
wakame (seaweed) udon for dinner...
and then a ride in the trolly back to the hotel. matsuyama and san fran, what's with the trolly thing? :P

Monday, February 19, 2007

Matsuyama: part six (dogo onsen)

tea at the dogo
the relaxing room
standing on the porch after my bath and enjoying the cool air.
me before the bath.
a free foot onsen in the street.

Sunday, February 18, 2007

Matsuyama: part five

this is bad luck, right? it sounds like a bad sign to me.
yes, run around the square so we can shoot you from the peepholes!

Thursday, February 15, 2007

Matsuyama: part four