Tuesday, July 8, 2008

I Love NY

Hello! I'm back!

Our great time in NY passed by like a flash.
I left for NY on 6/29 and came back to Japan on 7/6.
I can't believe I've been there and now I'm back in Japan... I wish I could go back :(

When we arrived at Newark airport, there was a thunderstorm, but when we got out from the airport, it stopped! Since then till the last day, we didn't need an umbrella. Thanks for the great weather!

In NY, I saw my friends, went to jazz cafe (met a Japanese drummer in the band), traveled around New York with the Hop-on Hop-off buses and the Duck Tour (my boyfriend's request), went to movies (we saw Hancock on the day it was released!), went shopping, had delicious food, etc... I needed more time!

I think I don't have time to write them all in detail, so I will make an album soon! We took a lot of pictures, but don't expect too much. Actually, most pics were worse than I thought! I think I need a good camera, or is it because of my skill...?!

7/7 is Tanabata in Japan. We write wishes on strips of paper called "tanzaku" and hang them on bamboo. I wished to visit NY again, the next year! I didn't write on the "tanzaku" though...

Okay, I gotta go now.
I have a lot to do.
See you again ;)

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  1. Hi Ochi,

    Glad to see you're back, and had a nice trip! You know I've never been to N.Y. My husband doesn't like big cities much, but I hope one day to see ground zero where the planes crashed into the twin towers. I'm sure there is a sad feeling there, much like the Somerset crash site here in PA where the other plane crashed.

    My Tanabata wish would be to come there, to your beautiful Japan. The legend says this is the night of the sevens. My family has birthdays even my mom with sevens, and seven was always our family lucky number! What a beautiful tradition to write poetry, or wishes on strands of paper. You have very interesting customs there!

    One last thing ~ sometime would you take pictures of where you live and post them to your blog? Like the markets and different city buildings, and temples if you are permitted. I think many Americans like me, would be interested to see Japanese culture, and learn from you! Thanks, :)

  2. Hello jo!

    Nice to hear from you!
    You know what?! We didn't have enough time stop by at ground zero. Last time I went there was about 5 years ago. But yes, there was a sad feeling there. It reminds me of writing my final paper on that morning, funny.

    You know pretty well about Tanabata! You are right. We write poetry on Tanzaku :)
    I like 7, too! How lucky your family's birthdays include the number 7!

    About Japanese culture, I will try to! I don't travel around Japan, but I can show you the daily life in Tokyo if I can take pictures! I hope I can write something informative ;)


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