I had a little bit of internet trouble when I was out in Japan.
Presently I am back for only a month and a half.
Only to complete some simple projects and then continue on with clients back in Japan.
It's pretty pathedic that I return home to the US and once again I am faced with large sums of termoil and drama brought upon by US clients.
One of the things that is so dissapointing is that people don't seem to have any social moral ethnic values, I suppose they never did or have seldom implimented them in their own lives.
Food for thought -
Although not is all bad!
In this trip I met a very interesting young and very personable gentlemen by the name of " Stan. " Most amusingly he and I by some sort of stroke of luck, Kismet or Fate and Destiny had been seated next to one another.
Thru the course of our flight we ended up talking, " Stan " is infact a Honda and S2000 specialist from California and is native to the LA, OC area.
He himself was visiting Japan for the first time on behalf of his own firm. He infact should be as I write this nearing or preping his S2000 for a time attack coming soon! I'll post his firms URL once I have it on hand. We had a verity of interesting discussions both about Automotive world and economics and trials and trival daunting tasks of establishing a firm and then haha earning a living, also our feelings and likes and dislikes. It made the flight truly pleasent.
Once I had arrived in Japan, I was honestly a little lagged.
I kind of was not sure if I was being picked up or streight up departing directly to the Tokyu Excel Hotel in Narita.
( laughs ) In come to think about it, what getting on 10 years now I have maybe all but a few times taken the train from Narita to another preficture. ( Priceless ) as for the last several years my departures were land, arrive and transfer to Haneda where I would end up in Hokkaido. Kushiro or Sapporo rather.
I then was stopped by security who had wounderd why I was confused. I found it all a bit amusing. Security and common sense in Japan are not exactly their strong point. The white /cacasian American guy is hardly high on the geographical threat list.
I infact ended up asking directions and oddly they un-intentionally gave me miss guided information haha as to which shuttle I required to get to my desired Hotel. Eventually I figured it all out, and upon my arrival to the Tokyu Hotel was quite pleased and relaxed. I was into bed and off to sleep, but only after a pleasent easy going glass of 18 year old Scotch, which then become 21 year old Scotch.
Scotch is not exactly my drink of choice, and a German would never drink it by choice. Daddy ain't German, Momma is. ( laughs aloud ) so I decided to adopt Scotch as my travelers drink of choice, it's taken me time and I have to drink the finest or nothing at all thank you very much.
I stayed three nights and then departed to Chiba. I really needed a bit of time to settle in. But once I was there I met up with a client and friend. ( Note, It is absolutly rare for me to consider a client also a friend. Usually you are one or the other. )
I arranged time to meet up, and amusingly enough I had caught up with the rest of the 911 club that run's on the C1. Which was nice. The 911's ranged from modest power to extremely tuned. My customers is presently under-going a transformation. M5's are no issue for him. The first night we just discussed and talked and I took many notes and studied area's he had experinced uncomfortable behavior via his 930. ( The 930's name is Bigu-Aka ) Also known as Big Red.
I normally do not like or condone taking or posting pictures of clients or their machinary with out persmission, simply because so many people rip and steal images and bite off the Japanese. I don't believe in abusing privilges or technology. I hate it all to hell when someone posts my picture and copies my style or modifications and or work. So I attempt to play and conduct myself to a higher level and standard.
If I am granted permission you bet i'll post more.
I'll do a second entery with regards to Bigu Aka and other customers.
Anyways, I spent a significant amount of time in Shibuya, I was able also to meet with a verity of higher ups at different Japanese Automakers which was rather interesting.
As well prior to my trip I met with a very interesting frined who lead Toyota to many world championships and as well one Porsche team that held a Werks Status via the factory! I will post more but presently I am short on time.
The images are ( Shibuya by Hachiko Statue and Tsutaya, fallowed by the