In about 5 hours I hop on a flight from San Jose to Japan. I'm visiting Yahoo! Japan for a few days. I'll arrive Friday evening and am participating in a Search Symposium that Y! Japan is hosting on Saturday. I'll give two brief presentations about Search and be there to answer questions.
I think I'm on my own Sunday, so if the weather cooperates I'll probably get a one day subway pass and roam the city a bit. Tokyo happens to be quite friendly to non-Japanese speaking visitors--well, at least those who can read or speak English. There are lots of dual language signs. Maybe I'll find the Japanese version of my book in a bookstore. :-)
Monday I'm in the Y! Japan office for most of the day before I catch my 6pm flight back home. Amusingly, I'll arrive home before I left. Aren't time zones funny?
I'll try to post some pictures while I'm gone. If I'm lucky my sleep schedule won't be too screwed up.
Posted by jzawodn at March 03, 2005 07:08 AM
That was cute. You said "sleep schedule" as if you had a clue about what that was. :)
See you Saturday in Roppongi Hills!
I'll bring your MySQL book (English ver.) to have your autograph on it :)
Good luck on not getting jet lagged. Since you are there for such a short amount of time, it might not be too bad. I was there for 10 days recently and it took me two weeks to get back to normal, and I've never been bothered by jet lag before. Of course, I probably compounded it by only sleeping 4 hours in 48 by the time I got back home.
Japan is cold this time of year.. Colder than the UK is at the moment, and thats cold! :-)
Side note: Unban my alias.
Childish, just childish.
Send me a postcard! (or some sushi)
Jeremy- is this an invite-only thing or is it open to the public? How might I attend?
DON'T send kasia sushi.
Send her some interesting wines or beers!
(or, something "silky." I'm guessing size 8.)
And, send me 2 of those cute little cars, one for each foot;-)
Enjoy your visit!
We'll talk when you get back.
I hope you've got someone watching the boys;-)
> Amusingly, I'll arrive home before I left. Aren't time zones funny?
I initially read this "I'll arrive in San Francisco before I left San Francisco". Major double-take. If only that were possible..