HELLO from Hokkaido!
I’m here for a conference with a group of entrepreneurs at a ski resort here. I never thought I would have a reason to go to Hokkaido… since I don’t really ski or anything. So this conference is a great excuse. Here are some pictures I took in the past few days.
One thing you should know about Shorty is that she hates the cold and she hates snow. Given the choice, she would rather be in a dessert than in a ski resort. So when she does come out into winter she prepares bundles up herself like this,
I took skiing lessons while here. I learned to ski some 10 years ago but I think I totally forgot everything so I just did a refresher lesson. I was supposed to go to the slope right after my lesson but my friends didn’t want to go. Then I wanted to go today but there was some sort of a snow storm so booo… didn’t get to go either. Anyway here’s a picture of my ski instructor.
Shorty said I better not pick up skiing as a hobby because she doesn’t want to ever come back to a ski resort again. She hates snow and the cold.
Here’s Shorty a random picture of Shorty and me.
Today we went out for some activities by the organizers even though it looked like a blizzard out there.
This is Shorty and me caught in a snow storm. After 10 minutes she was like “FUCK THIS I’M GOING INSIDE”. So I sent her inside and came back out.
Took this picture when I was out alone in the snow.
Didn’t realize that my beanie and scarf was all covered in snow from the wind.
At the event there was this really flamboyant photographer that goes around taking picture and after he’s done he gives an “OKAAAAYYY”. Shorty thought he was funny so she took a picture with him.
Yes for some reason Shorty found herself some animal suit. Some Japanese guy was wearing it at this party we went to. When she said it was cute he quickly took it off and gave it to her… eager to be rid of it. Apparently he was told to wear it for the party so when the opportunity came to gave it to Shorty he grabbed it. He said that it looks better on a girl.
And yes we’ve talked to many Japanese here. They no longer have any radiation fears. The only thing they avoid is any seafood that comes from the Fukushima area. Really sad man. They told us the Fukushima farmers and fishermen and all are having a hard time now because nobody wants to buy their produce or fish. So they can’t sell any of it and they just end up eating it themselves.
So that’s Hokkaido for us so far. Gotta go to bed now. See ya guys.