Month Abroad: FITC Tokyo

A skip over to a Kuala Lumpur layover, and suddenly I had gone from the barefooted bliss of the Indonesian rainy season to an unseasonably chilly Tokyo winter, complete with a rare snowstorm. I was honored to be visiting to speak at the FITC Tokyo event at the very cool Miraikan National Museum of Emerging Science & Innovation. When I wasn't at the event though, I made sure to do both some solo exploring and adventuring with my fearless comrades. Memories in no particular order: karaoke peer pressure, language barrier hilarity with friendly Japanese business men at six seater bars, traditional tea in Hama Ryuku Park, Robot Restaurant mind explosions, Shibuya crossing, Akihabara gadget weirdness, Kiddie Land in Harajuku, ramen perfection in hidden side streets, maid cafe awkwardness and culture shock, endless Ginza window shopping, hiding from the cold with pachinko, the search for more Danboards, Tokyo Sky Tree in the snow, Gonpachi sushi food coma, constantly being lost in the Shiodome underground mall, being the only asshole foreigners who still drink their coffee while walking, and general sensory overload. Thank you so much FITC for making this adventure possible.