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Belina and I walked down to the harbor-

Totally lovely morning

Yokohama has the largest China Town in Japan- Sunday was Chinese New Year apparently the area was swarmed (I was in tech) you wouldn’t know it based on how clean the streets were by the next morning. 

Ended Sunday night at this totally adorable hole in the wall saki bar

Ended Sunday night at this totally adorable hole in the wall saki bar

So the crew in Japan thinks we are really, really weird. 
It may have something to do with how gleefully we freaked out when they extended the risers. These are fully automated and not only extended at the push of the button, but the backs all flipped up automatically, and as if that wasn’t enough, they played music as they traveled. I had to explain that setting up risers in the US is incredibly labor intensive. 
Ian our TD recorded a video but his camera ate it… Much to our dismay. I’ll try to get another video. 

I love efficiency of design. Rather than being fed by a single mult at the end of the batten, the lighting pipes are all fed by large ribbon cables which self gather into baskets above each pipe. 

Cool!

See what I mean about the language barrier- we didn’t stand a chance with this menu…. when our server came we just pointed at the drawing of a cow and said “What’s your favorite?!”

The kind gentleman did pretty well.

We ended up with a tray of beef, a tray of chicken, and another of veggies, all pre-seasoned and ready to grill at table. 

Yum

Language barrier

I’m surprisingly not jet lagged- when I went to bed last night, it was 10pm, I was tired, it was 8 am in NYC…. Small miracles. I’m also finding that I am less distressed by the language barrier than I was in Slovakia. There is something about knowing that there is not even a corollary that is somehow comforting. 
In Prague and Slovakia, for instance, I looked at the words and they were letters that I recognized but the words made no sense- it stressed me out to no end. Here I dunno- I obviously don’t stand a chance so I’m able to roll with it I guess.

We went out in search of food- the kitch level of this place was unrivaled

We went out in search of food- the kitch level of this place was unrivaled

I’m just a sucker for ferris wheels!

I’m just a sucker for ferris wheels!

Awesome sunrise at ORD this morning… iPhone doesn’t do it justice.

Awesome sunrise at ORD this morning… iPhone doesn’t do it justice.