My trip to New York with Mari – November 2017

New York City - Manhattan - with Mari Yokoi 横井麻里 - November 2017 - feeling good in front of the Christmas Tree at Bryant Park
New York City – in Manhattan with Mari – November 2017 – feeling good in front of the Christmas Tree at Bryant Park

In November 2017, I was able to visit New York with Mari Yokoi.  We stayed at the Ace Hotel in Manhattan.  It was quite nice.

Though we only stayed at the Ace Hotel, we did check out a lot of different hotel lobbies.  Mari took me to my first Broadway Show, ‘Miss Saigon.’  As well, we were able to see my friend Frank Corva and have dinner with him at a great pizza restaurant.

Im November 2017 konnte ich mit Mari Yokoi New York besuchen. Wir waren im Ace Hotel in Manhattan. Es war sehr nett.

Obwohl wir nur im Ace Hotel waren, haben wir viele verschiedene Hotel-Lobbys besucht. Mari nahm mich zu meiner ersten Broadway-Show mit, Miss Saigon. Außerdem konnten wir meinen Freund Frank Corva sehen und mit ihm in einem tollen Pizzarestaurant zu Abend essen.

201711月、横井麻里とニューヨークを訪問することができました。私たちはマンハッタンのエースホテルに泊まりました。それはかなり素晴らしかったです。

私たちはエースホテルに泊まっただけですが、私たちは多くの異なるホテルのロビーをチェックしました。麻里は最初のブロードウェイショー「Miss Saigon」に連れて行った。同様に、私は友人Frank Corvaを見て、素晴らしいピザレストランで彼と夕食を取ることができました。

New York City with Mari Yokoi 横井麻里 - November 2017 - Our room at the Ace Hotel 1007
New York City with Mari – November 2017 – Our room at the Ace Hotel 1007
New York City - Manhattan - with Mari Yokoi 横井麻里 - November 2017 - On the way to New York
On the way to New York with Mari after her night with another fellow – November 2017
New York City - Manhattan - with Mari Yokoi - 横井麻里 - November 2017 - The oyster bar on the first night there
At the oyster bar next to the Ace Hotel with Mari on the first night in Manhattan.
New York City - Manhattan - Ace Hotel - with Mari Yokoi 横井麻里 - November 2017 - The oysters have arrived
The oysters have arrived!
At the Oyster bar next to the Ace Hotel with Mari Yokoi 横井麻里 - New York City - Manhattan - November 2017
At the Oyster bar next to the Ace Hotel with Mari – New York City – Manhattan – November 2017
New York City - Manhattan - with Mari Yokoi 横井麻里 - November 2017 - A glass of wine to go with the Oysters at the Oyster Bar
A glass of wine to go with the oysters at the Oyster Bar.
New York City - Manhattan - Ace Hotel - with Mari Yokoi 横井麻里 - November 2017 - Down the street in Manhattan
Taking a stroll down the street in Manhattan.
New York City - Manhattan - Bryant Park - Ice skating - with Mari Yokoi 横井麻里 November 2017 - We had a great time ice skating at Bryant Park
Mari and I had a great time ice skating at Bryant Park in Manhattan.
New York City - Bryant Park - Ice skating - Manhattan with Mari Yokoi 横井麻里 - November 2017 - Ice skating
Ice skating in Bryant Park – a treat.
New York City - Manhattan - Bryant Park - Ice skating with Mari Yokoi 横井麻里 - November 2017 - Ready to do some ice skating at Bryant Park
Ready to do some more ice skating at Bryant Park.
New York City - Manhattan - Bryant Park - with Mari Yokoi 横井麻里 - November 2017 - at Bryant park - here is a statue of Gertrude Stein
Here is a statue of Gertrude Stein – Hmph.
New York City - Manhattan - Ace Hotel with Mari Yokoi 横井麻里 - November 2017 - Big sleep at the Ace Hotel - I think we were up a little late
Big sleep at the Ace Hotel – I think we were up a little late 🙂
New York City - Manhattan - Ace Hotel with Mari Yokoi 横井麻里 - November 2017 - Front door to the Ace Hotel - Actually, a little tough to open that door - jammed or something
Front door to the Ace Hotel – Actually, a little tough to open that door – jammed or something.
New York City - Manhattan - At The Harold with Mari Yokoi 横井麻里 - November 2017 - Breakfast at The Harold
Breakfast at The Harold.
New York City - Manhattan - At The Harold with Mari Yokoi 横井麻里 - November 2017 - Time to eat
Time to eat!
New York City - Manhattan - with Mari Yokoi 横井麻里 - November 2017 - New York subway
New York subway.
New York City - Manhattan - with Mari Yokoi 横井麻里 - November 2017 - New York
New York City – November 2017
New York City - Manhattan - Victorias Secret with Mari Yokoi 横井麻里 - November 2017 - Shopping for Victoria Secret underwear
Shopping for Victoria’s Secret underwear.
New York City - Manhattan - with Mari Yokoi 横井麻里 - November 2017 - Shopping at Victorias Secret
It’s amazing all the things people love instead of people.
New York City - Manhattan - Ace Hotel with Mari Yokoi 横井麻里 - November 2017 - Nice lobby at the Ace Hotel - Though a little noisy
Spacious lobby at the Ace Hotel – Though a little noisy.
New York City - Manhattan - at the Ace Hotel with Mari Yokoi 横井麻里 - November 2017 - Cool Fridge in our room at the Ace Hotel - too bad there wasn't much free inside
Cool Fridge in our room at the Ace Hotel – too bad there wasn’t much free inside.
New York City - Manhattan - at the Ace Hotel with Mari Yokoi 横井麻里 - November 2017 - comforting elevator sign at the Ace Hotel
Comforting elevator sign at the Ace Hotel.
New York City - Manhattan - Miss Saigon with Mari Yokoi 横井麻里 - November 2017 - On our way to see the Broadway show Miss Saigon
On our way to see the Broadway show Miss Saigon.
New York City - Manhattan - Miss Saigon with Mari Yokoi 横井麻里 - November 2017 - The lobby of the theater where we would see Miss Saigon
The lobby of the theatre where we would see Miss Saigon.
New York City - Manhattan - Miss Saigon with Mari Yokoi 横井麻里 - November 2017 - Awesome theatre for Miss Saigon
Spacious theatre for Miss Saigon.
New York - November 2017 - At Miss Siagon on Broadway with Mari Yokoi 横井麻里
The show is about to start. My first time to see a Broadway show, and my first time to really see Miss Saigon. I remember the images I saw in books when I was a little boy.  People hanging onto the helicopters as they took off from the American embassy.  The actual pictures, not this storybook telling that tries to give many rich people a feeling of “they care” simply because they show up for the musical.  Or maybe they just blatantly don’t care like the person next to me.  I cried when I saw the images as a boy, and I cried again in the theatre thinking of that time – when I started to see what society is – this disgusting society and the disgusting people who support it. This world is madness, mentally deformed.  All captured in the stupidity of caring about the minutiae of one’s appearance without a care of the real physical suffering of so many people/animals in so many places.  The stupidity and ugliness of spending money on one’s fingernails while people die from starvation or massive violence.  Hey!  Maybe set up a foundation to give away free books of a cuddly little feel-good story promoting your name is all a rich piece of shit needs to do to feel good about their self.  Hmm…  No.

Lollapalooza – Paris, France – July 2017 – Paris, Frankreich – Juli 2017 – ロラパルーザ – フランス・パリ – 2017年7月

End of the show at Lollapalooza ロラパルーザ - July 2017 - - Paris Frankreich Juli 2017 - パリフランス、2017年7月
Big show – Paris, France – July 2017 – Lollapalooza – Mari decided not to accompany me – She needed to spend time with another fellow
On my own - Paris France July 2017 - On my way to Europe
On my way to Europe – to Paris, France – July 2017
On my own - Paris France July 2017 - Trocadero
Trocadero station – Paris, France – July 2017
On my own - Paris France July 2017 - My hotel room near the main drag
On my own – Paris France July 2017 – My hotel room near the main drag
On my own - Paris France July 2017 - The long gallery at the Louvre
Paris, France July 2017 – The long gallery at the Louvre
On my own - Paris France July 2017 - Paintings Paintings everywhere
Paris, France July 2017 – Paintings, Paintings everywhere – At the Louvre
On my own - Paris FranceOn my own - Paris France July 2017 - What shall this doorway lead to
Paris, France July 2017 – What shall this doorway lead to?
On my own - Paris France July 2017 - Walking through the Louvre
Paris, France July 2017 – Walking through the Louvre
On my own - Paris France July 2017 - A look outside
Paris, France July 2017 – A look outside – The sun on the Pyramid through the shade
On my own - Paris France July 2017 - a good bit of French Fries I am afraid
Paris, France July 2017 – a good bit of French Fries I am afraid
On my own - Paris France July 2017 - looks like a strip bar near my hotel
Looks like a strip bar near my hotel – Paris, France – July 2017
On my own - Paris France July 2017 - Ah - look up above the trees
On my own – Paris, France – July 2017 – Ah – look up above the trees
Milky Chance at Lollapalooza ロラパルーザ - July 2017 - - Paris Frankreich Juli 2017 - パリフランス、2017年7月
Milky Chance – Paris, France – July 2017 – Lollapalooza
On my own - Paris France July 2017 - Cafe strolling near the river
Paris, France – July 2017 – Cafe strolling near the river
On my own - Paris France July 2017 - At the Louvre
The scale of the painting is fantastic – Paris, France – July 2017 – At the Louvre
On my own - Paris France July 2017 - something through the trees
On my own – Paris France July 2017 – something through the trees
On my own - Paris France July 2017 - walking around near the tower
On my own – Paris France July 2017 – walking around near the tower
On my own - Paris France July 2017 - Lunch at a cafe - not so bad
On my own – Paris France July 2017 – Lunch at a cafe – not so bad
Outside the Louvre - Paris France - July 2017 - Außerhalb des Louvre - Paris Frankreich - Juli 2017 - ルーブル美術館の外 - パリフランス - 2017年7月
Outside the Louvre – Paris, France – July 2017
On my own - Paris France July 2017 - In front of the Louvre
Paris, France – July 2017 – In front of the Louvre – Nice light
Alt J at Lollapalooza ロラパルーザ - July 2017 - - Paris Frankreich Juli 2017 - パリフランス、2017年7月
Getting ready to listen to Alt-J – Paris, France – July 2017 – Lollapalooza
On my own - Paris France July 2017 - part of the Egyptian exhibit at the Louvre
At the Louvre – I believe this is a statue of Horus – Paris, France – July 2017
On my own - Paris France July 2017 - Time to eat
At the restaurant – Paris, France – July 2017 – Time to eat
On my own - Paris France July 2017 - Au Boeuf Couronné
Au Boeuf Couronné – I was given a special treat at this restaurant – lots of free food and drink because I had gotten to know Nissaf, one of the staff at my hotel – much thanks, Nissaf! – Paris, France – July 2017
On my own - Paris France July 2017 - Yummy starters
Yummy starters – Paris, France – July 2017
On my own - Paris France July 2017 - The main course
The main course has arrived – Paris, France July 2017
On my own - Paris France July 2017 - Fantastic steak - thank you Nissaf
Time to dig in! – Fantastic steak – thank you Nissaf – Paris France July 2017
On my own - Paris France July 2017 - Jeez - Minions are everywhere
Jeez – Minions are everywhere – Paris France July 2017
Lana Del Rey at Lollapalooza ロラパルーザ - Paris France July 2017 - Lana Del Rey bei Lollapalooza - Paris Frankreich im Juli 2017 - パリフランス、2017年7月
Taking a nap while listening to Lana Del Rey – Paris, France – July 2017 – Lollapalooza
On my own - Paris France July 2017 - Pictures of flowers
Pictures at the Louvre – Paris, France – July 2017
On my own - Paris France July 2017 - Huge breakfast at the hotel
Paris, France – July 2017 – Huge breakfast at the hotel
On my own - Paris France July 2017 - On a stroll near the river
On my own – Paris France July 2017 – On a stroll near the river
On my own - Paris France July 2017 - On my own - Paris France July 2017 - Walking slowly through the park
On my own – Paris France July 2017 – On my own – Paris France July 2017 – Walking slowly through the park
On my own - Paris France July 2017 - Lollapalooza - signposts to the other concert sites
On my own – Paris France July 2017 – Lollapalooza – signposts to the other concert sites
On my own - Paris France July 2017 - Lollapalooza - Alt J finishes up
On my own – Paris France July 2017 – Lollapalooza – Alt J finishes up
On my own - Paris France July 2017 - Going back to the hotel - last day of the concert done
Going back to the hotel – last day of the concert done – Paris, France – July 2017
On my own - Paris France July 2017 - Just walking around
Paris, France – July 2017 – Just walking around
On my own - Paris France July 2017 - The Riddle of the Sphinx
Which creature has one voice and yet becomes four-footed and two-footed and three-footed? – Paris, France – July 2017 – At the Louvre – Too bad for me Mari had other plans to be with someone else – I would have enjoyed being with her here
On my own - Paris France July 2017 - Coffee break
Paris, France – July 2017 – Coffee break
On my own - Paris France July 2017 - the essence of life - crux ansata - the ankh
On my own – Paris France July 2017 – the essence of life – crux ansata – the ankh
On my own - Paris France July 2017 - The tower
The one and only iconic tower for the world – Paris, France – July 2017

Hinweis – 手がかり

“With vertical thinking one may reach a conclusion by a valid series of steps. Because of the soundness of the steps one is arrogantly certain of the correctness of the conclusion. But no matter how correct the path may be, the starting point was a matter of perceptual choice which fashioned the basic concepts used… …Lateral thinking is needed to handle the perceptual choice which is itself beyond the reach of vertical thinking… …You cannot dig a hole in a different place by digging the same hole deeper. Vertical thinking is used to dig the same hole deeper. Lateral thinking is used to dig a hole in a different place… …It is not just that vertical thinking alone is insufficient for progress… but that by itself it can be very dangerous.”

Koh Lipe with Mari – March 2017

A kiss with Mari Yokoi 横井麻里 on Koh Lipe Thailand March 2017
A kiss with Mari Yokoi 横井麻里 on Koh Lipe Thailand March 2017.
View from the deck of the second room at Mountain Resort Koh Lipe - with Mari Yokoi 横井麻里 on Koh Lipe island Thailand - リペ島
This was the view from our deck – the second room Mari and I had at the Mountain Resort on Koh Lipe.
Good sunset - with Mari Yokoi 横井麻里 on Koh Lipe island Thailand
Sunset on Koh Lipe, Thailand リペ島 – March 2017.
Mari and I about to get on the hydrofoil to take us to Koh Lipe - with Mari Yokoi 横井麻里 on Koh Lipe Thailand - リペ島
We would have to take a jet boat or hydrofoil to get from Langkawi, Malaysia to Koh Lipe, Thailand.
At the bungalow with Mari Yokoi 横井麻里 on Koh Lipe Thailand 2017.
At the bungalow with Mari Yokoi 横井麻里 on Koh Lipe, Thailand 2017.
Mountain Resort - stayed at this place and Ten Moons - with Mari Yokoi 横井麻里 on Koh Lipe island Thailand - リペ島
Mari and I stayed at this this place, the Mountain Resort Koh Lipe first, then on to Ten Moons.
Relaxing in the hammock on the veranda of our bungalow - with Mari Yokoi 横井麻里 on Koh Lipe island Thailand - リペ島
Just chilling out on the veranda of the bungalow.
Always texting - on the veranda of our bungalow - with Mari Yokoi 横井麻里 on Koh Lipe Thailand
Texting to the others.
We would later sea kayak out to that small island just a little bit away - with Mari Yokoi 横井麻里 on Koh Lipe island Thailand - リペ島
Exploring Koh Lipe with Mari.
A move from the bungalow to a larger room - with Mari Yokoi 横井麻里 on Koh Lipe island Thailand
Checking out the second room at Mountain Resort Koh Lipe – certainly bigger!
Enjoying a rest - with Mari Yokoi 横井麻里 on Koh Lipe island Thailand
Mango and apple on the deck…
Great place to relax - with Mari Yokoi 横井麻里 on Koh Lipe island Thailand
Great view – from one island to another.  Oh, and that is another island off in the distance apart from Koh Lipe.  March 2017.
A good memory - with Mari Yokoi 横井麻里 on Koh Lipe island Thailand
Appropriate.  Koh Lipe, Thailand – March 2017.

In March, 2017, Mari Yokoi and I went to a small island off the southwest coast of Thailand called Koh Lipe.  It was the best vacation I ever took.  Though, throughout the trip Mari was on her phone texting people.  Mari told me that her boyfriend Eiga thought that she was with her friend Hiromi.

This was my first real trip to a tropical island.  In fact, at the moment I can’t remember visiting any other islands except stormy, rocky ones, like that off the coast of Denmark.  Here on Koh Lipe, I could go snorkelling for the first time, and be with the girl I had found most beautiful to hold.

Im März 2017 gingen Mari Yokoi und ich auf eine kleine Insel vor der Südwestküste von Thailand namens Koh Lipe. Es war der beste Urlaub, den ich je gemacht habe. Obwohl Mari während der ganzen Reise telefonierte, schrieb sie Leute. Mari erzählte mir, dass ihr Freund Eiga dachte, dass sie mit ihrer Freundin Hiromi zusammen war.

Dies war meine erste richtige Reise zu einer tropischen Insel. In der Tat kann ich mich im Moment nicht daran erinnern, andere Inseln zu besuchen, außer stürmischen, felsigen, wie etwa vor der dänischen Küste. Hier auf Koh Lipe konnte ich zum ersten Mal schnorcheln und mit dem Mädchen zusammen sein, das ich am schönsten gefunden hatte.

20173月、横井麻里と私はタイ南西部の小さな島、リペ島に行きました。私が今までに受けた最高の休暇でした。しかし、旅の間、麻里は彼女の電話にメッセージを送っていました。麻里は、彼女のボーイフレンドEigaが彼女の友人Hiromiと一緒だと思ったと言ってくれました。

これは熱帯の島への私の最初の本当の旅行でした。実際には、現時点では、デンマークの海岸のような嵐のような岩場を除く他の島を訪れることは覚えていません。リペ島で初めて、シュノーケリングに行くことができました。そして、私が最も美しいと感じた女の子と一緒にいてください。