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About onehunga

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    Pakuranga, Auckland, New Zealand
  1. Yes we did, a few light drops, but not enough to come out and say it was 'raining'
  2. Along with others above I'm glad I missed the boom times. Not too sure I would be interested in skiing if I had to wait too long for a lift. The photos I've seen of hundreds of people waiting for a lift would put me right off skiing if I had to be one of those people. We're currently back in Japan for a visit, and Rika and I are spending a few days at Kagura. So far I don't think we have had to wait more than one chair for a lift.
  3. :sadface: :sadface: :sadface: :sadface: :sadface: :sadface:
  4. Plenty of snow on the TV news right now. Showing Aomori at the moment.
  5. ygrene, did you get yourself a new toy to play with?
  6. I agree with SKI, "earn your turns" is a bit a of a silly saying. If you want to hike the mountain, good for you, but saying that in doing so you have earned your turns just makes it look like you are looking down on those of us who use a lift. Is there any other sport who has a saying that comes close to this one. I've ridden to the top of some nice hills to mountain bike down. Don't remember thinking I'd "earned" my ride down. Sailed in some great winds, had the boat up and planing along. Don't remember thinking I'd "earned" the ride. Anyway I think it's a silly saying. You want to hike fine, just don't lord it over those of use who don't.
  7. Currently in the Burton outlet shop in Kanuizawa and they have a Button Nug 142 for 40,600 yen
  8. My friend is the General Manager Sales and Marketing for a company that sells construction equipment. Diggers, loaders, etc. So his customers are the guys at large construction companies that have the yes/no say in buying large and expensive equipment. From previous Facebook posts about trips he has taken with customers it appears the only things most of them are into is Rugby and Beer (good thinking there Big Al) Rob is looking for something for them to do on 9 Nov, which is a bit to early to send them to Gala, and a bit too late for a baseball game. (after the pain in the a.. it is to get beer in a NZ rugby stadium, they would just love the beer girls at baseball)
  9. I thought of baseball, but the season is over. Haven't checked yet whether there is any Sumo on that day. Robot Restaurant could be the go for dinner, especially if it's as weird as I've heard. They are from NZ so football might not be their thing, although from reports of previous trips these guys have been on, drinking definitely is.
  10. Hi guys and gals An old friend of mine is visiting Tokyo soon, along with 20 of his closest customers. They have a free day on a Sunday and he asked me if I knew of some blokey things to do in Tokyo. I've come up with a few ideas, but knowing the knowledge and imagination of those who read these forums I thought maybe you guys and gals could help out with some more ideas. Note, as it is a work thing, ideas that are not suitable for work should be placed in a brown envelope and mailed to me separately. thanks
  11. onehunga

    New Car

    Just put something like this in the back, suitably repainted of course
  12. onehunga

    New Car

    They thought of that http://www.actionmobil.com/images/videos/hebevorrichtung/index.files/html5video/Hebevorrichtung_f%C3%BCr_Fahrzeuge.m4v
  13. You will probably need more than 3 layers. However you could pick extra layers up here at Uniqlo. There's even a Uniqlo at Naritia airport if you don't have time to go shopping when you arrive. The more lighter layers the better, it's easier then to remove or add a layer to regulate your temperature.
  14. +1 for Yuzawa. Easy access from Tokyo by train, plenty of resorts to keep you busy, and it has Mt Granview.
  15. onehunga

    New Car

    While that off road caravan looks awesome, I think I would rather have this for my off road mega ski trip

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