Browsing Archive: May, 2010

The chance to be lost, the chance to loose

Posted by Megan Roney on Thursday, May 27, 2010, In : Transportation 


Between stretches of grey, brick walls and dark thunderous tunnels, our train breezes past the hilly countryside of Nagoya's outskirts at 300 K.  As the track descends a somewhat steep hill covered in bushes resembling cauliflower, I feel my stomach slowly creep up into my throat.  Despite it's speed, the train is incredibly smooth, rocking only so slightly as to lull several of it's passengers to sleep.  

A business man wearing wire rimmed glasses nods off and on between sleep as his cell pho...
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Kiss me, I'm Irish!

Posted by Megan Roney on Thursday, May 27, 2010, In : Environment 
It's Saint Patrick's Day in Nagoya, Japan.  I don't think I could have picked a more green atmosphere in which to celebrate the holiday.  


 
It's the beginning of spring, and as I sit in a lush city park near Nagoya's Sakae Station, I can hear birds chirping in delight as an older gentleman throws seeds into the sky for them to catch.  A group of young children wearing matching yellow hats explore the park's stream, and poke at multicolored fish that lazily swim through it's clear water.  An ol...
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Making noise in Nagoya

Posted by Megan Roney on Wednesday, May 26, 2010, In : Night Life 
After another long day of rehearsing in Nagoya at our silo shaped rehearsal building where you have to bring a second pair of shoes to wear as you "indoor shoes," Nathaniel, Dennis and I head out of the hotel to immerse ourselves in a little Nagoyan culture.  We walk along a covered street, that offers a market-like shopping experience with designer store pricing.  The only things we buy are lunch and ice cream.  

 

Next we delve a little deeper in the Nagoya neighborhoods and stumble upon a sm...

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About Me


Megan After a while of traveling in foreign countries, you begin to realize that it's not just your luggage that can get lost. When you don't speak the language, you loose your ability to speak. If you can't decipher the written word, you loose your ability to read. And if you can't read the signs to know where you're going, you yourself can get lost. It can be a bit overwhelming, and at times humiliating, but I'm sure even Odysseus experienced frustration on his adventurous travels. This blog is my account of my travels. Hopefully, my blunders will assure others that they are not the only ones lost in translation.
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