so we took lucky star bus out, ...
went to seatlle, had dinner with cathy's family (well, her mom and younger brother) and jason, her friend from high school -- no pics because i hadn't turned asian mode deflect all embarrassment on yet, but expect some from cathy
... so we stayed a night in seattle, which was very foggy and very green and cold but not terribly so
the next day we got up and had delicious scallion pancakes courtesy of cathy's mom and then we set out for the airport to try again
well, there were 100+ seats yet still until ten minutes before the flight should be taking off, they'd let no standby on due to the problems getting an accurate weight estimate (were they turning it into a cargo plane? or just fail on some software package?)... some people had been there 3 or 4 days, which alarmed my friends >__> anyway they cleared all 40 or so standby in the end, including us, and delayed the flight just to get us all on. yay.
13 hours later we arrived in japan. ignore the datestamps, they're all screwed up.
then we used the toilets in Japan. i was amused because i'd been reading about the japanese toilet revolution courtesy of the big necessity, a book i picked up @ mit loading dock sale this term and really like (still working my way through). we also awarded kudos to the sink design.
|look how many functions they have!|