Monday, September 18, 2006

During Japanese Golden Week Holiday

In the Japanese Golden Week Holiday last year, I went to Monterey, California and played golf at Pebble Beach Golf Links with my friend. Early this year we talked about playing golf overseas this year again, but air ticket was too expensive this year. So we changed our mind to play in Japan and booked Horai & Nishinasuno Country Club on May 4 and 5, staying one night at the lodge.

On the other hand, I had to prepare for trip to Vietnam during Golden Week Holiday. I wrote a lot of music CDs to my laptop. I kept 380 CDs, about 5,000 songs in my laptop at that time. (I didn't listen to so many CDs in Vietnam.) I bought digital camera already. I bought Callaway's travel bag for my caddy bag. During holidays I almost finished to prepare for Vietnam and remaining were cloths and some daily necessity only.

This blog is about my staying in Vietnam from May to July this year, but I'm sorry I'm still in Japan. I will leave Japan for Hanoi maybe next post. Wait for a while. Thank you.

Sunday, September 17, 2006

May 2, 2006 diary

I wrote this post on May 2, 2006 to my blog in Japanese.

I changed my job in April this year, I had to go to Vietnam for business trip. I had to prepare for my new assignment in Atlanta, U.S.A. So I was putting my affairs in order. I closed my email account in NTT Communications, and got free-mail like yahoo!mail or Gmail. I closed CITIBANK account in Japan (actually I didn't made any deposit on this account). I also closed accounts in a securities broker. On May 2, I made a cash refund on my commuter passes. I cancelled my cell phone on NTT Docomo as well, because I had to go to Vietnam for 2 months and after coming back to Japan, within 2 month or so I would leave for Atlanta.

At that time it seemed I gave up public life and would be a hermit.

Saturday, September 16, 2006

In Aizu Wakamatsu

I was in Aizu Wakamatsu from Apr 20 to 21. I heard about life in Hanoi from one of stuff who had been in Hanoi for some time. Firstly, regarding golf, Factory Director was golfer so it was no problem for me to bring golf club. It was planned to live in 3 beds room apartment with co-workers. But I was told that there was no Internet connection. That's out of the question. I strongly asked to install ADSL in the apartment. Of course they agreed. I surprised later that I didn't hear about my job in Hanoi.

Saturday, September 09, 2006

firehills visits Aizu Wakamatsu City

On April 20, 2006 I went to T Co., Ltd. in Aizu Wakamatsu City, where I learned mould business and injection machines because subsidiary in Hanoi, Vietnam was under control of this company in Aizu Wakamatsu. Aizu Wakamatsu is very famouse for hot springs but I had no time this time. While I was in Shinkansen, I was listening to Toshiba MP3 player "gigabeat". At that time I was listening albums according to alphabetical order. "Into the Music" by Van Morrison, "Into the Purple Valley" by Ry Cooder, "Island" by The Band, I remember. I had thousand of thoughts about Atlanta when I heard "Georgia on My Mind" of The Band. Yes I will go to Atlanta for new assignment around October this year.