Friday, July 13, 2012

Pension Uni

Free air conditioning!

We’ve hit a bit of a cold snap here on the big island of Hokkaido. Friends from south to north all seem to be cold. Even Kori is not exempt.

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But to be honest, when it comes to the work week, I think I like being a little too cold than a little too hot. Buildings can get so stuffy without A/C. And I do have a lovely heater!

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Library time

Here we are at the Horonobe Library getting in some reading time. I met some new friends, as you can see. But then I had to get down to some serious reading.

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This morning, we are traveling by train to a town about 50 minutes south. I love traveling by train! I've got my coffee, my water, and my ticket, so I'm all set to go!

Sunday, July 8, 2012

More Summer

Summer is nice! Well, as long as you don't have to be in 80 degree buildings. Outside is perfect!

Let’s go to the park!

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Hi, there! It’s me again – your new friend, Korilakkuma. There’s nothing quite like a perfect summer evening, especially after a long, cold winter and spring. Am I right?

Well, one pretty place to go after work to enjoy the evening (it’s a hard life for a bear ) is Wakkanai Park. The park is downtown, so it means that we get to ride the bus there. Yay!

Wakkanai Park
Directions: Get on a bus heading toward Noshappu. Get off at 神社前. Then, head straight up until your legs fall off. Or get someone to carry you up the hill in a purse. I’m telling you, this is a great method, especially if you have really short legs like I do.

At the park, there are memorials from the time Japan was at war with Russia. IMG_1567IMG_1595
The first one is in memory of 9 female radio operators, and the second is remembering those separated from their homes in the conflict. You can find more detailed information online, but these things are complicated to discuss on a blog.

There are tons of pretty spots all around the park. Here are some of my favorites:

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And, of course, what is more fun to do at a park than read a good book?

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Ah, it has been a great evening. Time for a little reflection as the sun begins to set.

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I hope to see you on our next grand adventure together! I wonder where we will go?