Hey guys! Been super busy lately, Just got back from a week on business in Sydney and Byron, managed to get a little wave at THE PASS which was nice, weather was perfect!
Tomo and I are really stoked to announce we have finally got together the PPJ Translations site! The Japanese edition is still to come, but the English is up and running, so log on and check it out: www.ppjtranslations.com
We are still building an online instant quotation and payment system, but for now customers can email directly to us for a quote and to upload their data.
Our Australian Travel Website will be up and ready to go in early 2009, so keep your eyes open! This is going to be a full comprehensive site in both Japanese and English, which will promote everything to do with travel to Oz!
Busy lately, not much time to blog seeing as I am always dropping a line on mixi and facebook too....but all is good! Latest issue of Outdoor Japan Magazine is on the shelves and is a great issue, grab a copy and enjoy! We are busily working on the Jan issue so look forward to that! Wedding next month, Sydney work trip next week...lots to keep me going. Pics are from a recent trip to Izu!
Another day in Tokyo, but life is pretty cruisy despite the heat thanks to mumma's house and her air con. Today I stopped by the Mont Bell store in Shibuya for a delightful Thai Green Curry lunch, 800yen! Stoked! Off to the OJ office for an afternoon of trying to make deadline by tomorrow, busy busy. Dinner at wired cafe with Tyler for free wireless complimented with tacos and a cold beer. We are in the process of updating the Party People site and producing the translation site, so watch this space. It's going to be bigger and better than ever! Kuni had a great shooting today with his new D3 baby, which makes me stoked for him. Things go up and down, but there's no doubting that we are blessed and life is wonderful.
Snapper on the Goldy looks like it's had some nice waves lately....would love to get home for a bit. No waves here lately but the typhoon swell is finally coming and should pick up from tomorrow.Nice timing for the Billabong pro, which Kuni and I are off to from Wednesday for a week of shooting and interviews. Hopefully sneak in a surf or 5 too!
lately Kuni and I have had some time off and so have been surfing as much as possible, but because of the lack of waves it's been long boards all round, and even I've given it a shot finally! Although I think short boarding is a sooo much easier, and really suck at long boarding, it's definitely the thing to do when the waves are tiny so I'll be back out there on Kuni's 9 footer giving it another shot this summer for sure! Dogs are good, playing in clothes from brother Watanabe! Ai has been playing with papa and their new puppy toys! Been feeling pangs of wanting to go home lately, a girl needs to see her mum right?! But hey, we have skype and it's winter in Oz anyway, so I'll just have to wait it out and enjoy the great Chiba summer!
Yesterday I surfed for 4 hours, and for the first time in ages it was pumping. Snapped a fin, dashed home and changed boards, even though my spare has a snapped nose-just the tip-and then went back and waited for kuni to come after his shooting, and would you believe it was good all day until he paddled out and then it went crap! ha ha, poor thing! ahh, water is warm, boardies season has arrived. Dinner was Yaki Niku......live is beautiful! Mari and I played in the pool all afternoon the other day, next she is learning to surf!