Monday, August 31

日本 - Back to Japan

Was just 2 weeks ago spending an awesome holiday here, now it's for work. No sightseeing but checking out our new office we opened in Tokyo 3 months ago. Very cool and cozy house. Perfectly Nordic!

Just when reaching the Japanese territory everything became beautiful and so blue 
Tokyo airport is filled with about 90% of Chinese tourist, coming for shopping in Japan because of the high RMB and weak Yen...Well for the moment. Let's see how much the financial instability in the Chinese market has effect on it's currency. People are so worried that China "only" grows 6% instead of 7%....Well that's much more than any European country does. It's fine, papers exaggerating it quite a lot. I haven't seen any change in daily life in Shanghai so far. 
One of the oldest and most known Sushi places in Ginza. This chef has been working 40 years here and before that his master works about as long. 
 My least favourite dish, dad? 
Reaching the office subway...It's a bit confusing taking subway alone here. With about 40 lines...Please guide me Mona :)
Breakfast served!  
 View over Shinagawa station 
 Here it is, Biogaia Tokyo office @ Shinagawa station 
 Swe - Jpn
 A box for everyone 
 If you wanna smoke, get in the box 
 Red sun, like in the flag 
 Tsukiji fishmarket
 Tuna anyone? 

 GIGANTIC crabs and what not 

 The restaurants here serve super fresh food 

 Lol w00t? 
 Had to make a quick stop at Akihabara, for some beer in a very cool bar! Laakso, you are coming here later on! There is no backing out. 
 Eat me 

 Huge mall for electronics 
 Stefan, looks like "sälen" just this fella is a bit more jolly and KAWAIIII
 Nothing you can't find here

Sunday, August 30

Shanghai high summer

Weather has been amazing this week! Almost no pollution, sunshine and over 30 degrees everyday. If Shanghai would be like this everyday...Dreading the winter already. Perfect to drive around on scooter in the green streets of the old French concession. 

Was upgraded to first class on my way out of Philippines. Champagne & Game of Thrones

Fastest way to drive is on Yanan Road although not allowed with a scooter. So far no one has said anything...
 Massive Malls 
 What you lookin' at? 
 Had pretty much my every lunch here for a year already 
 Buying nails, the guy gave em for free! Even after 8 years in China it keeps surprising me. Difference between people here is really huge 
 Camera shopping, lens updated 
 Xinjiang food 
 Massage - 2 hours for 10 euros 
 Someone had tied this kitty to a pole in the street. It jumped up to my scooter, wanted to join me. Sorry kitty, you would be too hungry in my home coz I'm seldom home

Tuesday, August 25

Sumilon Island

Few hours south of Cebu and then a ferry. Where do you get? To a small island sanctuary! There is only 1 resort on the whole island and no cars or anything. It's also a small place, takes about 2 hours to walk around the whole thing. Sumilon is actually a massive choral island which was used by pirates in the old times. I recommend walking around the island. We also found a lighthouse on the top of the hill! Warming, Mom should NOT watch the lighthouse climbing pictures, so please skip the last ones ok? 

There lies Sumilon! 
 Taking a boat out 

 looks clean...poor sea 
 Arriving in paradise!! 

 Diving here is suppose to be amazing, too bad no time for that on a day-trip 

 Wonder is they use dynamite to fish here, so much broken chorals were washed up 
 Biggest seashell I seen 

 Loooooads of dead chorals 
 That view! 

 Splash splash 

 Random? Abandoned house in the jungle. First thing we thought was having a rave there :D 
 West sand bank, the perfect beach 

 There were "ghosts" in the grotto 

 Amazing infinity pool 
Ready for some lighthouse climbing 
 So we want to go up here 
 Looks safe enough (was not my first thought)
 Stunning view from the top 

Going up! And Mom you did not see this. 
Stupid things done today: This 

At about 3/4 going up the fear sort of crippled all my senses. Real fear can do many things to your mind. Just got an "AHA" feeling of how people are being controlled by fear. But in this case we all got u safe and down safe. It was one of the most amazing experiences this year. 
Winners taking a beer 
Old maurader fortress 
 Looks safe 
 One of the few choral churches in the world 
 Made out of choral in 16th hundreds 
 All the bishops for the church, goes back a long way 

 oink oink 
Not even crowded for 1 little motorbike 
 Funeral Philippines style