VACommuter's Shenanigans in Japan

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

  1. tom c

    tom c Life is Good! Supporter

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    Once Melinda retires you’re gonna have to tone down that snarky shit my friend. :)

    it’s tru tho...
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  2. VACommuter

    VACommuter Long timer

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    The other day I treated myself to some spicy ramen.
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    Put out the fire with a milk and pumpkin swirl cone from the nearby dairy.
    D0BEC984-C27C-40FC-AB9F-6BC7B16546B7.jpeg Beautiful morning this Friday. Heading to Osaka for the long weekend.
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  3. currenv

    currenv Been here awhile Supporter

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    I smelled funny even before I retired. Congratulations on the new gig!

    Vinnie
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  4. VACommuter

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    Waiting for our train at the train station. 38572047-6EF5-4967-89FA-0F33795FDA85.jpeg
    Still a nice day. Train to Haneda airport.
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    Bunch of wee school kids getting herded on the train.
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    Hot in the airport. Big tour group from Kawasaki where on our flight.
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  5. VACommuter

    VACommuter Long timer

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    The usual aisle seats. Works well for us.
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    Then another train from the airport to downtown. Technical issues out the wazoo and took us 2 hours to get to the hotel. That was longer than the flight.
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    Hilton with a real king sized bed.
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    Nice view from the 33rd floor. Osaka is a big city.
  6. VACommuter

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    5E9D6A94-480F-46DA-AE9D-B675DAE07E24.jpeg Stay away from the mini bar.
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    I am curiously aroused. 3D460D14-E723-4926-A59B-36D74E526A3B.jpeg
    Decided on some Goyza for supper. C9AB7177-9294-41B2-9B49-CD1C8ACB8476.jpeg
    Beer and wine were consumed.
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  7. VACommuter

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    Pickles. 453842A2-26B7-4476-99BE-EF786CE611E3.jpeg
    Garlic lovers Goyza. 13BBDE88-125D-4F83-8310-5BE1ED3C9AD6.jpeg
    Mushroom Goyza.
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    Pork and chicken Goyza. Finished the night with some uninspiring gelato that didn’t even rate a pic.
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  8. VACommuter

    VACommuter Long timer

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    Osaka city manhole cover.
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    Osaka metro system. Beware of aliens on the tracks.
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    Billiken. God of good fortune. He’s everywhere.
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    Japanese vending machines. You can get almost everything. This one looks like you get Arnold’s cock. I don’t know. You tell me.
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  9. VACommuter

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    I like my fried food on a stick cooked by an angry mofoe.
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    Titty hats. Great addition to any rally or camp out.
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    Blow fish. I’ll pass. I prefer my food not try to kill me.
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    Still early but we’re going up that damn tower.
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  10. VACommuter

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    22FF016A-1F70-4366-8D2D-6914CFB124FE.jpeg Billiken as a tempura eating clown.
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    Murica. CD1144EE-F72F-4EBB-9DB3-8685A4F63DE0.jpeg
    Tower climbing is a thing in Japan. A2B003BA-1BAC-4F4E-9359-C9A2C761A259.jpeg
    Nice views from the top.
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  11. VACommuter

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    B340F2C5-41A4-4B20-9DCB-8A2CFB968BCD.jpeg I think Osaka is the second biggest city in Japan.
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    It goes on forever.
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    Billiken as famous persons. Michael Jackson, Popeye, etc.
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    No idea. I’m sure there’s nothing wrong with it though.
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  12. VACommuter

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    D975526A-10F6-4800-9965-545328A11970.jpeg Famous knife shop in Osaka.
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    I don’t know much about knives other than they are dangerous. 9A7FD3A6-46B3-4894-A047-2CEED24611FE.jpeg
    Knives made from all over Japan sold here.
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    I bought a traditional folding knife. One on the right. Wife bought some ginsu type chef knife. They let you try them out on tomatoes and carrots. Expensive but hand made by craftsman.
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  13. VACommuter

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    Checking out the local temple scene.
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    Things were hopping on the weekend. I pointed this guy to the vending machine down the street. 566D292F-78A1-487F-B06B-D32A66115FBA.jpeg
    Lady making fresh sponge cake turtles. Supposed to be good luck.
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    Cute and tasty.
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  14. VACommuter

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    D84686F5-6C40-45AC-8666-7E707D4C8ADF.jpeg Checking out another religious site.
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    They have a five story pagoda.
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    Took this picture as a public service announcement. I need a hat like his. Had a biopsy on my ear. Waiting for results but dermatologist thinks it is some skin cancer. Had some carved out of my temple about 10 years ago. Too much unprotected time in the sun as a young man.
    F8B5AED1-FA89-48F0-B23E-0B0A05EF298E.jpeg Can’t live forever so better enjoy some fried food for lunch. Osaka specialty.
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  15. VACommuter

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    6C55F975-7036-4E68-B0B9-BF7828DED413.jpeg Some frosty brews.
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    Steak, pork, chicken, mushrooms, cherry tomatoes, and sweet potato.
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    Quail eggs, bacon, and salmon. Everything is better fried.
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    Wife is not amused..... (Ass shot).
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  16. VACommuter

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    Big city stations can be confusing but lots of English signage.
    B4E09814-02A7-44A1-B2C4-3AEFD1E63D13.jpeg Just need to take your time and be aware of where you want to go.
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    Lion temple in the Namba region. 55FDC2B6-BDC6-4F8A-84D7-1F1C395252A1.jpeg
    The usual lanterns.
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    Male lion. You can tell because he’s playing with his balls. Really.
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    Prayers but for some reason it reminds me of the tree of shame. 3C38879B-4E2B-4C53-981E-1331A27148EF.jpeg
    Another temple/ shrine complex. I noted the red fire buckets everywhere.
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    Rat with a sake barrel.
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    His buddy here has the mallet used to crack the barrel open.
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    Shrine of some sort.
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    Purifying waters from the dragon tap.
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    Back to the hotel for snacks in the executive lounge. The perks of upgrading. Now we rest before heading back out.
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    LadyDraco KillerSmileIHazIt !!

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    Awesome photos as always Mike !
    Thank You so much for sharing...
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