Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Ja mata

Well, the time has come. All the parties have been held, all subsequent apologies have been made and it seems the police won’t be pressing charges. I am free to go.

We will get on the plane at 1700 (Japan time) tomorrow which is 2100 on Wednesday NZ time. We will arrive in Auckland at 1145 on Thursday.

To all those of you in Tokyo. Thanks. I really mean that, it has been amazing. So amazing I just know I will return and do some of the things I planed to do before I came to Japan…Mt Fuji, a Sumo match, the National Museum….

To you folk in NZ…see you soon.

Wednesday, November 16, 2005

A Giant Dragon??

Towel clad woman chases beau up Rimutakas
16 November 2005
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A woman chased her former boyfriend up the Rimutaka Hill, north of Wellington, wearing only a bath towel on Monday night after he absconded with her car while she was in the shower.
The man took the car after an argument over some of his personal belongings, including some tyres, a couple of exhaust systems and a giant statue of a dragon, which were stored in the car.
Constable Steve Goggin, of Featherston, said the woman was driving another car in pursuit of the man when she called police.
Officers arrived at the top of the hill to find the pair arguing on the side of the road, with her clad only in a bath towel.
Mr Goggin said the dispute was resolved and the car and chattels returned to their rightful owners.
No charges were laid.

Friday, November 11, 2005


Start Spreading the News...

All you folks in Tokyo who read this blog (yep all three of you), I am leaving soon. I am going to have a little get-together before I go. So please send me and email and I will send you the details as to where and when.

It will just be a few drinks and maybe a small meal at an izakaya somewhere, probably in Nakano.

Once again the email is

Wednesday, November 09, 2005

What I'm Leaving Behind

Thank you for your claims.
We sent her a strong e-mail.
we have asked couple time to do her garbage roster but she does not quite
understand how important it is.
we will tell her that we are going to take further action unless she does
her chore.
Gorbage disposal is very important issue for share house like Kanda.
Thank you for leaving a note for her.
Please be patient lit more and if she still does not care, please contact
Thank  you for your patience.

Sakura House
> ¡Given NameF Chris
> ¡Family NameF Grenfell
> ¡premiseF Kanda
> ¡room or bed numberF 601
> ¡claims or requestsF A rubbish schedule was put on our
> floor over a week ago, thanks for
> that.
> But the resident of 502 who was
> supposed to do the rubbish didnt
> do anything. I left a note on her
> door in case she hadnt seen the
> schedule but she still hasnt done
> the rubbish.
> ¡phone numberF -
> ¡E-MailF

Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Long time no.....

Well folks it has been a while since the last blog update of any significance.

The picture below of the lovely tree and gentleman relaxing on a late summers day was taken with Etsuko’s and my new camera, (and then edited in Photoshop). A Fujifilm camera. It is pretty nice as it has 10x zoom and 9 megapixles. A bit of a mammoth but feature fully manual photography which will come in handy as both of us want to get in to photography as a hobby.

Well things are much more organized now in the future plans sense. The only sticking point at the moment is getting a Visa for Etsuko. We hope to sort that pretty soon as long as the zealous immigration officials are not being too zealous that is!

On the good news front I have been accepted in to Waikato for a Graduate Diploma in Teaching. I am just not at this stage 100 percent sure what subjects I will be studying. So far it seems certain to include social studies but then maybe also Economics and Business studies but the uni has to agree that I am able to do this however ultimately it is now partially their problem as they have accepted me so they have to try and find something for me to do!!

Anyway not much else to report other than I said goodbye to my old computer and am now using Etsukos sister’s old computer which she kindly donated to us. It took a bit of fiddling and emergency messages to Brett to sort out the new computer and making it usable in English…but it seems to be ok now.

So less than one month to go and Rhys will be here in the next few weeks and hopefully Brett (as I still have a few bugs for him to work out ;-)