Tuesday, July 18

Fantastic! (but rainy) Boracay

This year we had very bad luck with the weather compared to last. Was raining EVERY day except the last one but we got pretty wet at the company pool party instead. Few days BioGaia training and some great Filipino food. After this it's holiday time for me back home in Finland, will be a loooong flight back.

No straight flights to Boracay so need to transfer in Manila
Transferring terminals in Manila is time costly and the cram you in a tiny bus
After arriving to Caticlan airport there is an additional 2 bus transfers + boat transfer
Very busy traffic between Caticlan and Boracay bringing in tourists
 Hello Savoy Hotel! 
Free Willy
 Rain rain rain but at least we got a glimpse of the beach 

 Cleared up a but after a few hours 
Cool cave

Gigantic seashell
 Streets of Boracay, tuktuk is the way to transport
 Men ahead !
 For dinner they ordered a whole pig for us, bon appetit 
 Ugly fish 
 Walking around the beach in the night 

 Fire dancers 
 Shop till you drop 
 2 days BioGaia training 
 We now have 128 sales reps for BioGaia in Philippines! 
 Putting sales practice into action 
 Had a bit of sunshine and went to Puka beach for a few hours, nice break from work! 

 My kind of coffee break from the office 

Sea can't be feeling too good here, loads of dead corals
Station 2 at Boracay always crowded 
 But after sun came rain again, flooooood! 
 Last day our partner organised a fantastic dinner and pool party 

 Party still went on until very late, and very loud. Earplugs did the trick to sleep 
 Rain...again. Now a looooong way back to Helsinki! First a switch in Manila then a 8 hour stop in Tokyo to pick up my stuff & family. Wish we were in Helsinki already...

Sunday, July 16

High Tokyo Summer

It's hot and sweaty! Just the way I like it! Rainy season should have started but no sign of it. Lil Kaj-chan is having it a bit hot outside but not long before he gets to try a bit of Finnish summer. Nothing better than running 1 hour in the blistering sunshine. If only summers were a bit longer here...

Family picnic in Yoyogi park - Docomo tower above others 
Fam time! 
What a night what a night! 
To celebrate 4th of July we went out to Kawasaki to enjoy some "American" food. Yum yum Panda Express. It was better in US though 
Orange chicken and noodles 
Very true, next week will be in Philippines lecturing for about 100 people 
Our Tokyo office entrance 
Preparing for the next trip some goodies to bring 
Ginza streets 
Tsukiji market, who wants tuna? 
Toyosu run in 34 degrees 

Shine ! 
Howl at the moon