A busy end to the week

A busy end to the week

My week continued extremely busy.   I feel like I never ever stop.   People always comment to me that they don't know how I am able to maintain my blogging and shooting schedule.  I find that the busier I am the more I am able to accomplish.   I think the same is true in work and life.  If I had all day to write a blog post it would take me 8 hours as I would distract myself with a million little things.   Because I am so busy I need to compartmentalize my my life.   This morning for example I gave myself 1.5 hours to go through my series of images, process, keyword, upload, tag and write my blog post.   I will probably be able to get through it in a little over an hour.   The same goes for my Japanese study and other things I need to fit into my life around my relentless work schedule and family commitments. 'You read your paper and I'll read mine and we'll have no issues...'

Today's configuration: Leica M9-P with various Leica lens

Open Train Door

Open Train Door

I love all of these little eating and drinking places around my office.  I need to make sure to try more of them in the new year...

Yurakucho

Yurakucho

I tend to shoot early morning or late night so I have never really gotten a chance to get out and shot the changing leaves.  I'll need to make a trip to Kyoto one year...

Marunochi

Marunochi

Ginza

Ginza

Tokyo Station

Tokyo Station

I was lucky enough to catch up with my friend Koji for dinner.   We get together every few months for dinner.    We met up at a small Spanish place in Ebisu.  I think I have a pretty unique set of friends and I am lucky to have Koji as one of them.  Koji has left a professional legacy in his path that one can only hope to.   Hopefully one day I'll win an Emmy...

Koji Hase

Koji Hase

When you go to dinner with someone as 'experienced' in dinning out you let him order...

Koji Hase

Koji Hase

We look like brothers...

Koji Hase and Dave Powell

Koji Hase and Dave Powell

He is the master story teller so it is best to just sit and listen...

Koji Hase

Koji Hase

As Scott was in town he came along with us...  With you go out with Koji conversation and wine flow continuously making for an extremely enjoyable evening.

Koji Hase and Scott Keane

Koji Hase and Scott Keane

Yummy...

Yummy

Yummy

Spanish Restaurant in Ebisu

Spanish Restaurant in Ebisu

Now this I love.   My train line has a 'Metro Mission'.   This is why customer service is so fantastic in Japan.  I posted this on Facebook earlier in the week and someone made the very funny observation that Gaijin and Octopus are depicted in the same role...  Too funny.

Metro Mission

Metro Mission

Tokyo Train Mission Statement

Tokyo Train Mission Statement

Tokyo Station.  I love the architecture around Marunochi...

Tokyo Station

Tokyo Station

I caught up with my good friend (and customer) Bernie for lunch one day.   It has been a while since we caught up so it was great to spend time with him again.    Bernie is one of the first business connections I made in Tokyo and long time friend now.   We have played the role of each others customers a few times over the years.  He successfully built and sold a recruiting company which I used a lot at my last company and is now CEO of a rapidly growing Cloud Software company focused on HR and Recruiting called HR BOSS.   It is always fantastic to catch up with Bernie and talk about life and business.

Bernie Schiemer

Bernie Schiemer

Marunochi

Marunochi

Shibuya Station

Shibuya Station

Shibuya Station...

Advertising Sign

Advertising Sign

Kimutaku... He is one of the singers of the very famous band SMAP!    He was my neighbor when I first got married.   I used to joke with my wife that his beautiful wife Shizuka Kudo was always hitting on me or in love with me.   I was actually wasn't joking.  She really loves me now I just need to figure out how to get boy band rock star out of the way...

Kimutaku

Kimutaku

Shinjuku

Shinjuku

Shibuya

Shibuya

Shibuya

Shibuya

When the light changes to green it's on...

Shibuya

Shibuya

Shibuya

Shibuya

Shibuya Station

Shibuya Station

I think he is sleeping standing up...

Sleepy Security Guard

Sleepy Security Guard

I liked the side of this face towel delivery truck...

Face Towel Delivery Truck

Face Towel Delivery Truck

I had an MRI the other day (nothing serious).  I enjoyed the check list of things I can't bring in with me; a phone from the 1990s, mascara, a pedometer, my teeth, a bra...

Things you cannot bring into an MRI

Things you cannot bring into an MRI

Shibuya 3 Chome

Shibuya 3 Chome

Shibuya 3 Chome

Shibuya 3 Chome

My favorite communist again... This guy pops up everywhere.   I don't know exactly what the message is here but it will say 'Stop <insert topic>' (end of message).   Alternatives aren't really necessary.  It is just easier to oppose whatever the other guy is doing...

Communist Poster

Communist Poster

With the help of my friend Alex Leonard I now have a search bar for ShootTokyo up top in the menu.  Enjoy and search on!   Now I am sitting at Haneda catching a red eye flight to Singapore.  Time to start another busy week.  Thanks for stopping by today...

Safecast.org

Safecast.org

A busy start to the week

A busy start to the week

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