Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Saturday June 3 - Departure

So, all packed and ready to go, we sent one suitcase to the airport via takkyubin (parcel delivery service) and took our hand luggage to Tatsuya's high school sports day. I suddenly realized where all those weird and wonderfully hairstyled and made-up kids come from who hang around in Shibuya. The various high schools of the surrounding districts, Tatsuya's obviously being one of them.

At 3:30 Tatsuya changed his clothes and we headed to the airport. The flight was fairly uneventful except that we enjoyed the new Qantas entertainment on demand systems. I watched a package of highlights of the Ashes series (hadn't seen a ball bowled up to that point). Got a couple of hours of uneasy sleep and then up and at 'em at 5:00 for breakfast. I then watched The Castle, an iconic Australian movie I had not previously had a chance to watch.

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