28 September 2008

Summer Holiday Pics

Finally got around the sorting and uploading. After more than 1000 photos, I've narrowed it down to... 300? Hmmm, still too many. Anyway, you can sort through what you want to see.

Tohoku (Aomori)
Toyako, Hokkaido
Sobetsu near Toyako, Hokkaido
Hakodate, Furano & Sapporo in Hokkaido
Naoetsu, Niigata
Nagano & Chubu Region

No Typhoon + Cool

Well, the typhoon last week didn't get anywhere near Hiroshima. Nice and safe here.

And, as of last night, we've had nice cool weather! The first cool weather since probably May earlier this year. I saw the thermometer on the building outside our apartment go below 20 degrees for the first time since summer has ended.

And... I'm loving the weather.

17 September 2008

Typhoon Approaches

But probably won't be too much to worry about.
Just letting you know there's a typhoon coming to Hiroshima! Yaaay!
Well, I'm only excited because it doesn't look like it'll be a bad one for here.
Anyway, here are some helpful links:
I think this is the best link: http://www.jma.go.jp/en/typh/
That page should show you any typhoons that are of any threat to Japan.
This link shows specific info for this typhoon: http://www.jma.go.jp/en/typh/0813l.html
That website (www.jma.go.jp) also has earthquake info and probably anything else that could be of "disaster" information.
I think they say Friday sometime it might come to Hiroshima, but probably just the edge of it with lots of wind and rain.

09 September 2008

Jesus Christ

Yes, He was a real person who lived on this earth about 2000 years ago.  But, He was no ordinary person.  Listen to a presentation about Him:

01 September 2008

Party's over...

And so is the holiday. 20 days, about 80 trains, 4000 km, plenty of 7-eleven meals, onsens, various beds, more than half the prefectures in Japan, a few yen (???) later, and I'm back home in Hiroshima with a bag full of clothes to be washed and flat batteries.

It's now spring! Got home just after midnight, so now it's the 1 September, first day of Spring back home in Australia, first day of Autumn here in Japan, and also, first day of work for my second year working in Japan. Let's make the best of it again (more than last year)!

I just thank God for the first year I've had in Japan... so many good experiences, made some excellent friends, learnt many things (I hope), good work and good holidays.

Here is the conclusion of the matter... fear God & keep His commandments. This is the whole duty of man. God will bring everything into judgment, wheather it's good or bad, secret or not.

Trust me, it's true.