December 13th, 2011

As more and more film gets processed from my boy in New Zealand I’m beginning to reminisce from my trip in April / May this year. Here is a photo of my office setup in my Suzuka hotel. It’s quite funny really, this photo was taken the day we arrived to Suzuka which was around 4:30-5am with the sun well above the horizon. It was a long night in Osaka spent working on cars. After 45 minutes sleep 7 coffees in the hotel lobby passed through my body and it was time for a full day of drifting at Motorland Suzuka. I really can’t wait to get back to Japanese soil in 3 and a half months x

May 10th, 2011

Once again an amazing Japanese trip has almost come to an end. K-Tours has been amazing, I never thought Osaka would be this different to Tokyo! If you haven’t visited it’s definitely a must. Tonight is our last night, from approximately 25 people it’s down to 2, being myself and Mez. It’s been a super relaxed couple of days in Shinsaibashi soaking up the atmosphere before we head home. As a matter of fact we had a small earthquake here in Kansai earlier this evening. A 2.1 was recorded south of Osaka and a 4 in Wakayama which is about 25-30 minutes from our hotel. Feeling the ground tremor is a strange feeling, I almost felt a little sea sick! Tomorrow night, or tonight I should say we depart Osaka to fly back into the Gold Coast which is a little sad but I have to say I’m looking forward to getting home to my own bed! Hopefully I’ll be back over sooner than I think. From the 15th of this month till the 30th of next (June) JetStar has flights for $199 one way into Osaka so that is a little temping.

I will leave you with this shot of me riding shotgun with the boss of bosses, Naoki Nakamura-san in his D1 Grand Prix S15. What an unbelievable experience, I can’t wait to upload the in car footage battling M-Bos S15.