Monday Morning commute...to Singapore

Monday Morning commute...to Singapore

Up at 6AM for a long commute to Singapore... Today’s Configuration: Leica M9 with a Noctilux 21mm f/1.4 with an ND4 Filter.  FujiFilm x100.

Tokyo Taxi

Tokyo Taxi

Ebisu Weston Hotel in Tokyo

Ebisu Weston Hotel in Tokyo

Ebisu Weston Hotel in Tokyo

Ebisu Weston Hotel in Tokyo

The friendly bus to Narita Airport...

The Friendly Bus

The Friendly Bus

The Friendly Bus

The Friendly Bus

Narita Airport was jam packed this morning...

Narita Airport

Narita Airport

One of the good things about traveling so much is the status you get on airline...  no need to wait in lines.   I checked my United account yesterday and I have 759,174 miles...

Narita Airport

Narita Airport

Narita Airport

Narita Airport

I always find it interesting that there are so many pay phones in Japan... Doesn't everyone have mobiles by now?

Narita Airport

Narita Airport

I can't keep up with all the mascots in Japan.   Who is Kutan?

Narita Airport

Narita Airport

Time for my inspection...

Narita Airport

Narita Airport

Sushi sold out in Japan?   Strange...

Sushi at Narita Airport

Sushi at Narita Airport

Ah my morning coffee... now I have been having a really hard time ordering coffee lately and it is really becoming frustrating.   My issue is on two fronts...  I have a Starbucks and non-Starbucks related issue.

Starbucks - They seem to fill their coffee cup 99.9% of the way.   Every time I got to Starbucks I asked them only to fill it about 80% of the way so I can put milk in.  They always say OK, sometimes a giggle probably because of the funny way I say it but I always seem to get the coffee cup back completely full.   I end up having to dump out coffee so I can put milk in.   It's very strange.  Don't other people have this problem?

Non-Starbucks - Starbucks has real milk available for coffee while other shops in Japan have full cream (not half and half) which confusingly they also call 'miruku' in Japan.   The conversation usually goes like (in Japanese);

Me:  "Hi, can I have a large coffee, room for milk"

Coffee Shop Staff: "Here is your coffee"

Me:  "Can I please have some cold milk?"

Coffee Shop Staff: "Over there" pointing to the pile of full cream containers

Me: "No, I would like to have real milk please"

Coffee Shop Staff: "That's 'miruku'.."

Me: "No, real milke please"

Coffee Shop Staff: "mi..ru..ku"

Me: "Real Milk, Cow's milk please"

Coffee Shop Staff: "Do you want a latte?"

After several more rounds I usually win them over and get a few drops of milk.

Coffee at Narita Airport

Coffee at Narita Airport

Narita Airport

Narita Airport

Narita Airport

Narita Airport

The massive Airbus A380.   Sadly not my plane today.   This thing is massive.  Even with my 21mm lens I can't capture all of it.

Air Bus A380 at Narita Airport

Air Bus A380 at Narita Airport

...right.

Boarding Singapore Airlines at Narita Airport

Boarding Singapore Airlines at Narita Airport

A lot of people ask why Singapore Airlines is so great.   It's hard to explain as it is a lot of little things.   First off, the staff is very pleasant.   They seem pretty happy that you are on the plane and flying with them.   Second, hot hand towels when you take your seat...in economy...

Hand Towel on Singapore Airlines

Hand Towel on Singapore Airlines

Menus in coach... yes I know other airlines also have menus but not on the same scale.

Menu on Singapore Airlines

Menu on Singapore Airlines

An incredible entertainment system... 100s of movies, prime time television, and games...all on demand...all on a big screen.

TV on Singapore Airlines

TV on Singapore Airlines

Out the window on Singapore Airlines

Out the window on Singapore Airlines

Singapore...

Changhi Airport in Singapore

Changhi Airport in Singapore

Changhi Airport in Singapore

Changhi Airport in Singapore

Pan Pacific Hotel in Singapore

Pan Pacific Hotel in Singapore

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Watches and Cars

Watches and Cars

A date at La Boheme

A date at La Boheme

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