Monday, November 22, 2010

2006 Okinawa Trip Part 2

the first couple days began with me exploring my Aunts's house and then we visited my other Aunt & Uncle

2006 Okinawa Trip part 1

So five Years ago i had the great enjoyment of returning to Okinawa ,my birthplace for two short weeks for the 4th Worldwide Uchinanchu Festival.

I had not been back since i was in Highschool and it was a highly anticipated trip. I traveled with my Mother & the Pensacola Okinawa Kenjinkai group .

After a short flight from Pensacola,
we are Waiting at the Houston airport 
to really start our adventure

the plane trip was so long and boring i think in the many flights we switched the last one was the worst cuz it was the longest and all ihad to watch was Disney's Cars & i think a movie walled little man with one of the wayan's brothers. and 3 same episodes on a cartoon network loop.

while everyone else slept, i tried to keep busy,..but could not get comfortable.

the ladies from the Okinawa group at yet another stop before finally heading towards Japan

Gorgeous Views as  we begin our journey to japan

i was sooo excited

sooo many clouds

18 + hours later we FINALLY Arrive in Okaska Japan!

and whats the first thing i take a photo of?


this one had a neat fold down platorm so when you change clothes, you won't get dirty and neat little buttons that make sounds so people can't hear you pee . REALLY they have buttons for that!
this is the Old fashioned "squatter" toilets. i hated these as a kid, they are difficult to deal with

One more Short flight to OKINAWA!!!!

We FINALLY Arrive in Okinawa and are
greeted by my favorite creature in Okinawa; SHISA!!!!

And then we arrive at my Aunt & Uncles House
for a Good rest and cozy cuddles from my Cousin Ako's cat June

Next post is Day 1!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

A Quick Hello

Hello! and Welcome to my Blog!

I decided to make a blog to document my adventures, nothing great, but I am planning a Trip to Okinawa Next Year in October, so i figured this would be a fun place to share my travels and other outings i enjoy with my Friends.

This Trip to Okinawa will be especially exciting because my friend April ( also 2nd generation okinawan-american) will be joining me. Okinawa Holds a Huge festival every five years ,and all okinawans from all over the world would return for a month long celebration to embrace the okinawan people and their unique culture.

sadly i have heard that this next celebration will be the last, so i hope to make it especially special with my friend, who had not been back for quite a while. i already have a whole list of things i wanna do and places i wanna go. and things i NEED to buy LOL.

i decided that i would document this trip even more than my last trip 5 years ago. and share the wonders of Okinawa

on a side note i found a wonderful documentary on Okinawa and the last celebration by James Knott : , if the vids don't work there go here: , search Okinawa on his page

i highly recomend buying the dvd. he totally captured the beauty and history of okinawa and its a pretty good travel guide for those who wish to visit.

in my next post i think i'll dig up photo's of my last trip to okinawa.