Whilst at a bus stop the other day we were warmly greeted by a woman who knew me and couldn’t believe she was seeing me. It took me a split second to recognize her as the woman I had helped on the computer in Tokyo! We stood staring at one another and then she shouted my name and we both squealed with excitement – – including her husband who reached out for me as I was hugging her! It was a loud and warm greeting as though we had known each other for years!! They introduced themselves to Susan and we chatted about what we were doing and where we were headed next. I had no idea they were going to be in Kyoto, nor did she know I was going to be so it was a huge random surprise! “Now the third time we see each other in Bangkok!” she said! Our bus was arriving and they were on their way to the next temple so we parted ways, hugging again and laughing at this random meeting. She turned around to yell goodbye and to wave some more and they were off as quickly as they had come. It was so much fun to see them! And I hope to see them in Thailand!
Due to the fact that I cannot upload my photos from my iPad and haven’t figured out another way to do it easily, I am unable to load photos in this blog until I return. I have uploaded some to Flickr and will link them to the blog so that will have to do for now.
Traveling with just my iPhone and my iPad (but no MacBook) sounded like such a great idea: lightweight, compact, easy to use and connect to. What could go wrong!? Well, by using the remote keyboard along with the iPad and then carrying both in my backpack caused the keyboard to continually push numbers in to the iPad making it think someone was trying to hack my info. So it closed down the whole kit and caboodle giving the message: iPad is deactivated, connect to iTunes. iTunes!? I only have iTunes on my MacBook so knew pretty much right away that I was sunk. Blogging is the main reason I wanted the iPad as I am able to check email and VM on the iPhone. But geez it put a crimp in my attitude and my blogging! And it took me awhile to come to terms that there is nothing I can do about the whole mess. But after a long day and then to find that out I was bummed. Now I am using the computer provided by the hotel with all of its Japanese-ness.