Japan 2011

It began with a flight on the A380 (LH Frankfurt -> Tokyo). That kicked off a great Japan trip to revisit the country where the two of us met. Started in Tokyo and immediately hit the ground having dinner with friends. The week saw us…

Family visit to Japan

Dad and Aunt Carola have made it safely home. Here’s a video montage collection from their visit. You will see a photo depicting a girl with red shoes. The photo comes from a famous statue in Yokohoma. Read more about the Girl with Red Shoes.

Learned about a new area to explore: “YA-NE-SEN”

Yanaka/Nezu/Sendagi/Hongo – “YA-NE-SEN” where early 20th century culture still lingers. A popular area among foreign visitors to enjoy the traditional Japanese atmosphere full of local color. >> Read more >> Google Map

Tokyo Kids 2010

Watched the Tokyo Kids 2010 Concert in Shinjuku. “The Wind of the Earth, from Tokyo concert [was] performed by all participants and guest musicians.” – Read about the event here (english). – View the official website (JP).

Dad and Aunt Carola in town

Ningning and myself have been hosting Dad and Aunt Carola. They arrived last Wed eve. Over the last few day we have experienced a lot together – great times together! thurs : – Shinjuku, Takeshimaya, etc. fri : – Zushi, Seashore area, stayed the night…

Guidewire Sponsors Arai Motorsport – World Rally Championship

Your browser does not support iframes. View the photographs in a new window. All photos Copyright (c) 2010 Hall. Toshi Arai crash on Friday: Another video of Arai-san’s crash (better audio, watch til the end): S├ębastien Ogier wins the Japan Rally:

Japan – only 33% fully take their vacation days each year

Not surprising at all. This latest survey proclaims that European countries (France, Britain, Spain, etc.) take most all of their vacation days each year. Where does Japan fall? Only 33% of the Japanese use their vacation days each year. The USA isn’t much better at…

Guidewire Sponsors Handball 2010 Tokyo Games

My company, Guidewire Software JP, was a sponsor of the Handball 2010 Tokyo Games. Ningning and myself attended. Below catch a video montage from the event. (Make sure to watch in HQ!)

Summer Memories

Video recorded as Ningning and myself biked around Zushi and the Japanese coastline in May 2010. We went to Zushi to celebrate my birthday. Rented bikes for a couple days and toured up and down the coastline. Later, we went to Yokosuka (US Naval base)….