We’re back in Sapporo! Good morning to all. Back to work.
written by Electra
So, the rumor mill may be flying, perhaps accurately. I thought we should tell people here.
Roy and I, after talking to our friends here (some of whom are from Portland) and our friends and family back home, and watching the economic situation, and using financial calculators and payment plans, and comparing our work [...]
(PreS. You can hover over the Japanese characters for a romanji-ization.)
So, much to the disappointment I’m sure of our friends back in the ‘States who desparately miss us and want us to come back, we have decided to recontract for another year. Or rather, a long discussion with our bank accounts and various other [...]
Okay, this past weekend was what is called “yuki matsuri”/雪祭り/The Snow Festival. Its a really big Sapporo event, organized by the 自衛隊. Every night after a big snow-fall, the JiEiTai comes in the dead of night with their snow-plow bulldozers and dump trucks and steals all the snow on the street! Then they [...]
So, in my long and rich tradition of making understatements for the purpose of being funny, let me say that Sapporo gets a lot of snow in the winter. But let me illustrate rather than describe:
The road in front of the train station.
Another road near the train station.
“The steps” that lead up the the park [...]