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  1. I have an Evo VII but I want to crash it into a mountain and get the new Subaru BRZ when it comes out. Too bad it is going to be too much money.
  2. I stayed at 2 places on my trips there last year. The first was the Hakuba Luna. Kerry and Mark were great. The place is nice, priced pretty reasonably as we had 3 people staying in 1 room, good breakfasts, great dinner (try the pizza) and the best part was that i was >150 meters to the lift. I plan on staying again if I go back to Happo One. The second place I stayed was a complete 180. I will have to get the name from my wife's email. The rooms were small and not very clean, the breakfast was terrible. Dinner was expensive (we booked a package deal via Rakuten) and only had the dinne
  3. Somehow my 4 year old son finds his way from Transformers to Goukaijyaa: Forze to women giving birth in swimming pools.
  4. Ordered one for my son. It is probably the best all in one learning tool out there for kids.
  5. I'll be there at the same time. I'm always down for a beer.
  6. I just ordered the HD 2. I hope to get it in a week or 2 and plan to experiment with the automotive stuff I do until I hit the slopes.
  7. Dogfunk is run/owned by the same company/is the same company as Backcountry. They are good people and always eager to help. I bought an Osprey backpack from them and found out that they have a lifetime return policy. I don't know what all that applies to, but that's zappo's quality customer service right there. And they price match other online venders.
  8. I have a US based address you could ship to (zip code 96379). Worst comes to worst, you could ship it to me and I could EMS or whatever to AUS. Shipping to you would go from Okinawa.
  9. I'm also flying solo for the first 2 weeks in January. If you decide to hit Niseko, I never turn down a friendly face, good conversation and a tasty beer.
  10. I will be in the Sapporo area from the 23rd of Dec until the 3rd of Jan with my family. Also add me for the Niseko area, 3 - 16 January.
  11. Ok so, I changed my plans. I will be in Sapporo with my family from the 23rd of December until the 3rd of January. Then, I will be staying in the Hokkaido area until the (right now) the 18th of January. That might change depending on uncertain business trips.
  12. Right??? The standard version is 249. The black gold, white gold, pink gold, yellow gold and diamond versions are 9999.
  13. Snowboarding. Until last season, it was only about 4 or 5 days total in my life. It was about 10 days last year. Hoping to get closer to 25 this year. I really wish my company had a position up there in mainland Japan. I'd move up in a heartbeat.
  14. This is the Android powered watch/phone made by a company in Italy. I think it looks great but has two major reasons why I will never own one. It isn't water proof and it costs 249 to 9999 Euro's.
  15. Speaking of bands from that region (and I am not sure if they have been mentioned recently), I have been listening to The Naked and Famous non-stop for about a month and a half. They are a great NZ duo. Their song "Young Blood" was used in the new "The Art of Flight" and several other places in the last year or so. http://youtu.be/WdO85Qf4Poc But I really like their song "Frayed." http://youtu.be/Xcd_V9M9bbE
  16. Norcal... From ZY? Today the rate at the Lucky LTD type places was just under 76 I think. I transfer money from my credit card to my wife via paypal in Yen so, I get the international rate. I think it basically works out the same with the fees but I earn miles at the same time. Paying all my bills earns me a free roundtrip ticket to mainland every year.
  17. The international rate on xe.com was 79.5 this morning. It's now at 77.9. (To the US dollar)
  18. No worries. You're forgiven.. Now, if you were a Canadian, we might have issues. Sounds good. February is still up in the air for me. I might be heading to Thailand for about 3 weeks. Hopefully I can figure out the dates soon and make plans to hit up the slopes before the end of the season.. Speaking of.. When is the end of the season up in the Hokkaido area?
  19. I am not too worried about the December trip. My friend and I will be taking our families to that area for the first time for a family vacation trip. That's not to say I wouldn't mind meeting up and grabbing a beer or 3. The skiing I can look past but... Canadian? Sorry.. We cannot be friends. Sounds like a plan. The best part about travelling is meeting new people.
  20. Hello SJ Forums! I'm new (obviously) and wanted to say hello. I have been living on Okinawa for a couple years. Sadly, my Japanese sucks and there is no snow! I tried using my snowboard in the sand but... It just wasn't the same. I've hit the slopes a couple times in the past, and the bug really bit me last year. I hit up Happo One twice for a couple long weekends with some friends last year. Unfortunately, they have since moved to the US looking for better jobs. Right now, I have two trips planned for this season and I am hoping to make it 3 total. I will be in Sapporo from 23 December un
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