This truly seems unreal. In a mere hour I shall be on a plane that will take me to Haneda, Tokyo. Whichever way you put it - that is the destination of my dreams. Inspired by many movies, where scenes took place in Tokyo, I am finally going there for some relatively long time, to work for a quintessentially Japanese company - Honda. Moreover, I will be doing research, something I never thought I will be doing, yet, once I discovered that, I fell in love with science even more.
I am loaded with books about Japan and some other, less serious books about Soviet military madness... it is weird, I know, yet fun stuff is what entertains me - and somehow the author finds funny things in serving 2 years in the military.
Also, Munich airport has USB outlets for charging mobile devices directly. I bet my Computer Security prof, Michael Zapp, would have a thing or two to say about them - whatever security vulnerabilities that might cause and whatnot ... therefore, I am charging my iPod through my laptop. Yet, I am still connected to airport network, so ... whatever, they already have my data. Besides, this post is public anyways, so what the heck ...
Lonely Planet guide (yes, I am that American in my travel habits) suggests that I should relax and enjoy Japan. Forget about worrying too much about being polite and whatnot ... just enjoy it. Well, so far I've got nothing to enjoy, Germany is Germany, nothing to enjoy here :-) Although I do like their lounge at the airport, much better than that monstrosity thing they did in Toronto and, well, Winnipeg... you are way, way behind. Perhaps, Haneda will surprise me even more? Who knows ...
Another funny thing - smoking lounge. The styling is contemporary, it looks all nice and cozy, but, when passing by, I, as a non-smoker, just can't avoid the thought that there poor guys are there in the cage, indulging themselves, behind glass walls for all of passing by people to ... observe to, to watch how they catch final breaths of air in that isolated space. Perhaps, not because they want to - but because they have to.
People ARE traveling these days. They go. Like ... go anywhere, anytime, just to go and not stay still. People move around. Glad to be one of them. Really am.
So, Tokyo then. でも、いきましょう。