japan05 Sep 2010 12:31 am

It has been a month. A month that has raced by, and I fear I will never catch up with the posts that I hope to upload. New forcasted date for the internet at home is late in September. Mike is due to arrive in a few weeks as well. I hope life becomes more normal then. Every time I go out I find a neat new place to eat at or blog about, and it is literally driving me batty I cannot have internet at home.

It is incredibly hard to post at the moment, so forgive me as I post a bunch of smaller less interesting things in the coming weeks. I still have not hit my stride here in terms of what tone I want my posts to take, so until I do so (and get regular internet) this will have to do.

Here are some photos I have taken with my phone, using an application called Retro Camera. It oversaturates and post processes the photos a bit, so they get an interesting look. I tend to upload these to my Twitter account after I shoot them, so forgive the quality and size. It is less of a concern with this method of posting.

A guava my supervisor brought me in preparation for the typhoon.

The day before the typhoon, we readied the school by securing thing and cleaning up tree branches etc. The special needs teacher grows a small garden with local veg with the help of her students, so here some goya (bittermelon), sponge gourd, green peppers and eggplant that had to be picked before they blew away.

Hibiscus flowers

Two views of Kerama Islands from the ferry. I was there on a day trip two weeks ago.

Shisa `guard dogs`. They are part of the local culture and people use the clay figures to protect their homes.

Crazy cloud the night before the typhoon hit.

2 Responses to “Okinawa”

  1. on 12 Sep 2010 at 11:05 pm A Canadian Foodie

    So the typhoon did hit? Yikes! Do you eat bitter melon and all of the other veggies? I know we have them and guava here – but, I have just never eaten either one, and was curious. I know how hard it would be to not have internet. I used to use a writer, so when I travelled, all of my posts could be written and laid out offline, and then simply uploaded when I got to a connection. You might want to try this.

  2. on 14 Sep 2010 at 12:21 am kelly

    Yeah, I actually do that already Valerie, but the internet cafe I go to will not allow me to hook up my computer, so it is a complicated procedure of editing photos, using a USB key, bring them to the net cafe, writing then posting. Unfortunately my time is so limited outside of work at the moment it is hard to make it over to the net cafe.


    Soon enough. They are due to come check out the apartment next week for fiber optic hook ups.