VACommuter's Shenanigans in Japan

Discussion in 'Asia' started by VACommuter, Nov 3, 2015.

  1. VACommuter

    VACommuter Long timer

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    Had an interview for the head contracting job at Dahlgren. The CO there is calling my references. Maybe they will let me shoot the rail gun......
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  2. currenv

    currenv Been here awhile Supporter

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    Good luck!

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  3. Whoam

    Whoam Semper Fi

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    I told you we'd blink and you'd both be back. Good luck with that job. Little General is looking for a new gig as well, she's burnt from that BCNR, lot of hours
  4. VACommuter

    VACommuter Long timer

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    Traditional Japanese breakfast. I almost ate everything.
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    Shrine in the middle of nowhere. Can’t swing a dead cat without hitting one.
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    Vietnamese place. Too bad it was closed. Heading to Vietnam for a river cruise over Christmas.
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    Roasting chestnuts. I’m not a fan.
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  5. VACommuter

    VACommuter Long timer

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    Temples. Every. Where.
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    Since I couldn’t have Pho for lunch I had salad and some curry.
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    And steak!
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    Next day dinner wifey made me some steak. Has not gotten old yet. I assume some day it might.
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  6. VACommuter

    VACommuter Long timer

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    Last typhoon as it blew right over us. Wind was loud and strong but no damage to our apartment.
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    Mount Fuji poking through the aftermath of the typhoon as seen from my balcony.
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    New tie for bow tie Wednesday. Celebrating the stache.
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    Pizza dinner the other night out. Topped with baby sardines. Gotta love the Japanese twist on Italian.
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  7. VACommuter

    VACommuter Long timer

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    Vacancy announcement for my backfill closes tomorrow. I have a few nibbles and expect to start getting job offers in the next week or so. Fortunately my job category is always in high demand. Coupled with being somewhat proficient and the world is my oyster. Looks like wifey will cash in the chips and retire when we get back to the states.
  8. Whoam

    Whoam Semper Fi

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    Good deal Brother, good luck on getting what/where you want.
  9. Creekgeek

    Creekgeek Master Finger Painter

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    That’s awesome dude! So I guess I need to get serious on finding Jap parts... or not
  10. VACommuter

    VACommuter Long timer

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    I’d wait for the Final Job Offer. Shit happens....
  11. tom c

    tom c Long timer Supporter

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    Please bring me back a nice motorcycle to restore. :)
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  12. VACommuter

    VACommuter Long timer

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    Jeebus, tying to negotiate salary and report date. Might have to cancel my 3 week Vietnam river cruise over Christmas time. But they need to pay the piper.
  13. ChairmanMaose

    ChairmanMaose OneLessCar

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    Have you been to Eggslut yet? It's in Shinjuku.


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  14. VACommuter

    VACommuter Long timer

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    Not yet. Hunkered down now as the super typhoon heads our way.
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  15. ChairmanMaose

    ChairmanMaose OneLessCar

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    Oh right. That's a big one. Isn't it a little late in the season for a typhoon isn't it?
  16. VACommuter

    VACommuter Long timer

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    Towards the end of the official season.
  17. ChairmanMaose

    ChairmanMaose OneLessCar

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    Take care.
  18. VACommuter

    VACommuter Long timer

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    Amazing how clear the sky is after the typhoon barrels by.
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    Celebrated survival by having lunch at Sunny Side Kitchen.
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    Tasty but expensive burger and fries. Got back to the house and power was back on though after 20 hours without. Time to clean out the fridge.
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  19. VACommuter

    VACommuter Long timer

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    setting records at the cheaper sushi go round. B0D40369-4429-4D28-B494-D87938856234.jpeg


    LCDR Tran and I prepping for the service awards for our Japanese employees.
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    I took the same pic last time. Makes me giggle.

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    My CO with the VIPs on stage.
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  20. VACommuter

    VACommuter Long timer

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    Presentations and ceremonies. DC397C8D-68DC-4B33-BB26-6175DD0AC23D.jpeg
    My three peeps who were recognized.
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    My body pump instructors for Saturday morning. Three blind mice. I like working out...
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    I celebrated with a mixed grill dinner out. Shit is getting real. I report to my new command in Dahlgren on 19 JAN.