Until then, to tide you over, here are some pictures from a recent trip out to Showa Memorial Park just west of Tokyo. I love this park – it’s so huge and you wouldn’t believe you are still in the greater Tokyo area when you’re standing in the middle of it, surrounded by all the nature and trees.
I was hoping the ginko trees would be in prime season, but I was a few days early, apparently. Many were yellow, but some were still 1/3rd of the way green, and sadly, most of the leaves were still firmly attached to the branches, which meant no iconic shots of carpets of golden ginko leaves on the ground like you get at the end of November. But still, it was really beautiful!
More pictures after the jump
Okay, I know that one expects a certain mark-up when purchasing Apple products, but are you s*itting me!? Apple wants $30 for this…!!!? Ridiculous!
What makes it even MORE ridiculous is that in Japan it costs 3400 yen. Ahem. Pardon me, but the exchange rate between yen to dollars is currently 96 yen/ $1USD. Which means, this should actually cost less in Japan (like, 2800 yen) not more…! (3400yen is about $35.50USD…) And the dumb thing doesn’t even include a damn charging cable!
After a moment of deliberation I ended up buying a generic iPod touch charger by some random company that only cost 1200 yen. Take that Apple! I’m willing to pay you a little more just because you’re Apple, but you get ridiculously greedy like that and someone else will end up with my money. Craziness, man.
Okay, that’s it for now! Off to go pack!
Now listening to: “The Killers – Human (Armin van Buuren Remix)”