Salaryman waiting on the Bullet Train

Join my mate Vanelli for a Workshop in North Carolina

I met a heck of a nice guy when I was in Florida named Vanelli. I was introduced to him by RC Concepcion, who is normally a good judge of character -- I remember him saying, "Trey, you gotta meet this guy named Vanelli!"

 

So, I did, and he made a good impression on me. He happens to be quite the Photoshop guru, and he absolutely loves photography. He's a great communicator, and I'm sure he'll put together a unique workshop. I think he's only inviting about 10 people or so... and if you want to find out more, go to the "Vacation with Vanelli" website.

 

Daily Photo - Salaryman waiting for the Bullet Train

 

I've always loved the Japanese word "salaryman". It means exactly what you think it means. And whenever I say this word to Japanese people while there, they get so surprised what I know that word! Possibly, this is because I know only a few dozen words -- and they consider this one to be somewhat obscure, I suppose. It's hard to say. There is something wonderfully inscrutable about my conversations with Japanese people.

 

This was shot in Kyoto (to the best of my memory), on the way to Tokyo. These bullet trains are just great. I bought a week-pass on the bullet train for only a few hundred dollars -- it's a special deal for foreigners traveling to Japan. The only confusing bit was figuring out how to trade in my voucher at Narita airport. Well, there were a variety of confusing things at that airport, but that has never stopped me...

 

from the blog www.stuckincustoms.com

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Taken on October 1, 2009
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