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reviewed American Airlines. January 27, 2012
posted in UP UP & Away!
American Airlines
Usually when I fly, I fly Virgin America- they have it right on so many levels that I wish all airlines would use them as a business model. American Airlines should definitely take note. Why? Well, basically …
reviewed Kokubo Anti-insect scent. July 07, 2011
posted in City Lifestyle
Kokubo Anti-insect repellent
My first trial was one from Kokubo that's anti-mosquito and since I was living in China when I first got hold of this Japanese product, it was a real good one especially I did used it in the bedroom. …
reviewed 2011 Japan Earthquake and Tsunami. May 03, 2011
posted in Supercontents
2011 Japan Earthquake and Tsunami
By Dr. Joseph S. Maresca 8.9 Earthquake in Japan and Asian Tsunami Across the Pacific An 8.9 earthquake (Richter scale) hit Honshu, Japan just hours ago. There was tremendous devastation everywhere.  …
reviewed American Airlines. March 29, 2011
posted in UP UP & Away!
American Airlines
Travel fail doesn't even begin to describe my most recent ordeal and frustrations with American Airlines (and no, I'm not even accounting for that one time when my one hour layover turned into …
reviewed 2011 Japan Earthquake and Tsunami. March 20, 2011
posted in Business Matters
2011 Japan Earthquake and Tsunami
Now that the Japanese Yen has skyrocketed to an all time high against the US$, what are the raminifications for the world at large? Japan is after all the 2nd largest economy in the world for the majority …
reviewed 2011 Japan Earthquake and Tsunami. March 20, 2011
posted in Go Japan
2011 Japan Earthquake and Tsunami
Exactly a week after the 9.0 magnitude and tsunami in northern Japan, I found myself landing in Shanghai, a city which is a mere 2 hours flight from Tokyo. Flights, I was told, are full for those trying …
reviewed 2011 Japan Earthquake and Tsunami. March 12, 2011
2011 Japan Earthquake and Tsunami
As if an 8.9 magnitude earthquake and a 23 foot tsunami were not enough the people of Japan now have to deal with the potential fallout from a massive explosion that has rocked the Fukushima-Daiichi nuclear …
reviewed 2011 Japan Earthquake and Tsunami. March 11, 2011
2011 Japan Earthquake and Tsunami
8.9 Earthquake in Japan and Asian Tsunami   Across the Pacific  By: Dr. Joseph S. Maresca      An 8.9 earthquake ( Richter scale) hit Honshu, Japan earlier today  …
reviewed 2011 Japan Earthquake and Tsunami. March 11, 2011
posted in Earth Watch
2011 Japan Earthquake and Tsunami
I remembered back when I was a child, there was a Japanese tv series titled "The Sinking of Japan" (A movie was later made in 2006, I believe). We love it so much so we were glued to the tv …
reviewed Japanese. December 20, 2010
posted in Go Japan
Japanese
Before I began writing on this topic, I had momentary hesitation about writing it under the topic history or Japanese. History is not my forte so the decision was made pretty soon. Then I thought about …
reviewed Japanese Yen (JPY). November 11, 2010
posted in Business Matters
Japanese Yen (JPY)
+4 is probably the highest ranking I'm going to give to any foreign currencies. Japanese Yen (JPY) is at the forefront of these ratings. It is not because I made a lot of money from investing or speculating …
reviewed Delta Airlines. August 17, 2010
posted in UP UP & Away!
Delta Airlines
I think it's fair to say that most people's expectations of airlines are pretty low these days.  We pay more for less, but it's a necessary evil so you just sort of take it.  Being …
reviewed Continental Airlines. August 10, 2010
posted in UP UP & Away!
Continental Airlines
I used to love to travel. I enjoyed walking around the airport looking at all of the exotic locations where people were traveling. I would then board my flight, enjoy my bag of peanuts and coca-cola while …
reviewed Delta Airlines. June 14, 2010
posted in UP UP & Away!
Delta Airlines
   I typically avoid short hop flights, but I was pleased with my first experience with Delta Connection.  Because I was flying to Louisville and was seeking an economical flight, I was …
reviewed Northwest Airlines. April 04, 2010
posted in UP UP & Away!
Northwest Airlines (NWA)
Northwest Airlines (NWA) no longer exists as far as I'm concerned. Since it's been bought over by Delta (which is one of the few airlines I hate) I no longer fly on it! For as long as a decade, …
reviewed Green Tea. March 26, 2010
posted in Healthy Lifestyle
Green Tea
Green tea has been a staple in China for centuries. They may not have known all of the specific health benefits of drinking it, but they must have known something was good about it. The western hemisphere …
reviewed Singapore Airlines. March 09, 2010
posted in UP UP & Away!
Singapore Airlines
Singapore Airlines is undoubtedly one of the top & best airlines in the world. It is very much coveted by expats all over the world for its on time & safety record. Not only does it has the best …
reviewed Spring. March 01, 2010
posted in Go Japan
Spring
Chinese New Year (also known as Spring festival) celebration began on Valentine’s Day this year. 15 days of feasting. After the Spring festival celebration, what do we look forward to? Spring, …
reviewed Sakura. March 01, 2010
posted in Go Japan
Sakura
   Sakura (aka Cherry Blossom) is fleeting. Maximum period we get to see it in full bloom annually is 3-4 weeks. Mostly, simply 10-14 days. Sakura is my most favorite flower. I've seen it …
reviewed Chawanmushi. February 26, 2010
posted in Go Japan
Chawanmushi
Chawanmushi is essentially steam eggs and a side dish in the Japanese cuisine. If you order a bento in a Japanese restaurant, you will find chawanmushi and miso soup accompanying the bento in most cases.   …
reviewed Yakitori. February 26, 2010
posted in Go Japan
Yakitori
Yakitori can be had at the basement of those big departmental stores when one ran out of time shopping! I did that many times during my short stayover in Tokyo.      Yakitori meaning …
reviewed Sushi. February 25, 2010
posted in Go Japan
sushi
The only place I've heard about having sushi for breakfast is at Tsukiji Fish Market, an area near to Ginza in Tokyo.   And have I had sushi for breakfast? Yep, at around 5.30 am, I do believe!   …
reviewed Sashimi. February 23, 2010
posted in Go Japan
Sashimi
I'm not very fond of Sushi outside Japan as I don't really like rice that much. But when in Tokyo, I've had 14-15 pieces of sushi at one go when in Ginza. So, that implies it's a case …
reviewed Tokyo (city). February 23, 2010
posted in Go Japan
Tokyo (city)
Last weekend, I had 2 guests from Osaka and I was showing them around town in the afternoon. They enjoyed dim sum very much and after our sumptuous lunch, we decided to go walk off some calories. Out …
reviewed Sapporo Snow Festival. February 11, 2010
posted in Go Japan
Sapporo Snow Festival
The recent snow hazards in DC area reminds me of how global warming has created havoc to global climate and the inconveniences others have to put up with the increasing amount of snow. However, there …
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