Monday, May 18, 2009

Channeling Bob Marley

So, the weekend before last we decided to go scout out Tokyo's Reggae Festival and let me tell you...SO glad that we did.  There were bands, picnics, Japanese people with dreds, vagabond apparel and accessories, jerk chicken and Jamaican attire.  

We took a beleaguered Cosmo, who promptly found a spot to sprawl in order to get some rest.  Little did he know that he was going to be part of the spectacle to be seen.  I lost count of the number of people that stopped to take his picture or to pet him.  The best were those that LOVED it when he licked them.  Needless to say he was a big hit at the festival.  By the time we were getting ready to leave he was so tired of the attention that I told him to sit down and he promptly backed up and literally sat in my lap so that people couldn't get to him.  

The entire day was quite the experience let me tell you.  To be honest, I think the pictures tell it all better than I could.  

Until next time...Jenn

Friday, May 15, 2009

Malaysia Experience...

So, for those of you that didn't know, John and I decided to get out of town for Golden Week, which is the big holiday in Japan.  After much debate on which amazing location to select we settled on Malaysia.  First we went to Kuala Lumpur (affectionately termed KL).  As you can see, we fully appreciated the culture and I conned John into dressing up in traditional Malaysian dress for the photo op.  Doesn't he look cute?

We hit up China town first and it was an experience.  There were fake purses galore, not to mention watches, perfume, luggage, you name it.  All this combined with the best food stalls everywhere.  It was quite the experience....not to mention it was a million and one degrees so we are pouring sweat!  

We also went to Central Market, which was indoors and so nice.  I was excited to see book stores everywhere with English books...all for normal prices....the things you take for granted.  The Petronas Towers were quite exceptional to see, but we didn't make it there in time to get  a ticket to go to the bridge, so we went to the KL tower observatory to see the city from above.  All in all, KL was a great time.  A bit dirty with an underside of shadiness, but we enjoyed it nonetheless.  

After a day and a half in KL we get on an Air Asia plane and head off to what I had been looking forward to for months....the beaches of Langkawi.  Our resort was gorgeous, the food was fantastic, the happy hour wheel was fun, BUT sadly the rain came and didn't want to give up for most of our stay.  
Let's just say...the white pasty legs that went to Malaysia were the same shade coming back to Tokyo.  However, we still had fun...we drove around the island and there were monkeys, monkeys everywhere.  I mean monkeys like soda too.  It was so much fun trying to spot them!  

We did managed to have a few hours of no rain, which we tried to take full advantage would stop and all the resort guests would run out to the beach or pool and lay for an hour or so.  Then the rain would start again and everyone would head back to the outside bar and watch the rain.  

Regardless of the weather, John and I had a great time and would definitely recommend a Malaysian vacation.  As you can see in the picture to the was so peaceful there.  

I'm attaching the full photo slideshow below for your viewing pleasure.  

Until next time...Jenn

Thursday, May 14, 2009


And I wonder why he looks at me like I'm crazy when I get mad when I find him by himself just lounging on the sofa.....

No, this is not my long promised post.  However, I have downloaded our Malaysia pictures onto my computer finally so there have been steps made in the right direction.  Therefore, you should have your next post shortly (like next day or so), so as my mom would say, "don't get your panties in a wad"...and you impatient people know who you are - HA!!!  What can I say, after being here - what - 9 months I managed to get myself busy and a bit lazy, let's be honest.  I've glided into the kept woman lifestyle beautifully if I do say so myself.  

Alright, hope you are all doing great and I'll get you more soon!

Until next time...Jenn