Needed to do a load of prep work before the trip so I reduced the amount of external meetings down to a bare minimum - which is why this post is full of food pics taken around my local area ^^;
I was going to initially write A Week in Tokyo covering everything that's been happening since I got back from LA but didn't want to leave a gaping hole in my life - this series enables me make a record of what I've been doing in life throughout the years and helps me reflect on the past so that I can make the necessary changes for the future.
First photo - Roppongi station darker than usual. The sign with the smiley light bulb lets folks know that the station is running on reduced electricity consumption. The keyword here is "Setsuden" 節電] meaning "to conserve electricity." Ever since the Kanto Tohoku Earthquake, after the reactors went on the blink, folks in the East of Japan have been making efforts to reduce electricity consumption - most shops and restaurants will display a sign to this effect.
My man Chris works at home in Saitama which is a 2 hour commute into the office. Does not make sense to make him commute 4 hours a day so he works at home and we communicate with Skype. He does come in from time to time when we need to go over plans of how we are going to take down the Death Star.
About to pass through the ETC (Electronic Toll Collection) before getting on the highway. It says 700 yen here but after you passed, the ETC unit installed in our car will tell us the actual amount deducted. There are usually discounts on weekends.
Then its back to Tokyo after 3 weeks of being away - the journey back is photo documented in the Tokyo Arrival 4 post. Will catch up with whats been going on since I got back soon. In the meantime, previous A Week in Tokyo posts listed up below.