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Douglas Triggs
21 July 2007 @ 04:37 pm
Went hiking this morning, wandered around Roxborough, took pictures. Will report later (sorted the pics, but haven't uploaded them, been busy doing errands, and am currently taking a break at Starbucks).

Good news: I got glasses. They should arrive in two to three weeks.

Bad news: worst case, they may not show up until I'm already in Japan. Not sure what I'll do in that case (possibly go to Japan with my old pair and no spares), but I decided to roll the dice -- I've got four and a half weeks to go.

Good news: got three pairs, including a pair of sunglasses (so I'll have something besides my glacier glasses for normal daily use. Glacier glasses are kinda overkill for that).

Bad news: cost me a tad over $550.

Good news: with the titanium frames, thin lenses (with my five diopters of fun, lenses are either expensive or heavy) and a few other minor upgrades, it's probably more than $1200 worth of glasses, and probably still less what two pairs of equivalent glasses would have cost, even with discounts. Of course, I could have gotten cheaper glasses, too, but there's only so much you can shave off the cost and still have reasonably nice ones.

So, uh, here's hoping they show up in time.
 
 
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Douglas Triggs
21 July 2007 @ 05:13 pm
Probably all repeats, but if they didn't stick the first time...

関係 「かんけい」 - relation, connection
明らか 「あきらか」 - obvious, clear
既に 「すでに」 - already, too late
全て 「すべて」 - all, entirely, in general
約 「やく」 - approximately, about
生活 「せいかつ」 - living, life
計画 「けいかく」 - plan, schedule
やっぱり - as I thought, in spite of
選挙 「せんきょ」 - election
発表 「はっぴょう」 - announcement, publication
調査 「ちょうさ」 - investigation, inquiry
開発 「かいはつ」 - develop, exploit
改革 「かいかく」 - reform
教育 「きょういく」 - training, education
放送 「ほうそう」 - broadcast
重要 「じゅうよう」 - important, essential
説明 「せつめい」 - explanation
利用 「りよう」 - use, application
決定 「けってい」 - decision
貿易 「ぼうえき」 - foreign trade
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