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Back from Japan
Early in the year there was a sale on round trip tickets to Japan for $440. It was too good to pass up! What I didn't know was how busy things would be around September, but it was time for a break!

This year's itinerary was simple - visit all the good tonkatsu restaurants! Plus:
- Visit parks in Kyoto
- Eat Ramen in Osaka
- Visit the Ghibli museum again
- See the Unicorn Gundam at Diver City
- Visit the One Piece theme park inside Tokyo Tower
- Take a dip at an onsen
- Shopping at Akiba

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Last trip we spent our time finding the best ramen restaurants, this year we found all the best Tonkatsu places. The best tonkatsu restaurant in Japan had a 2 hour wait for lunch, while the second best place had hardly any wait and the food was just as good. We will be visiting Tonta again the next time we're there.

Right after getting back, I found myself with a nasty cold and was out of commission for almost a week! I guess it's better than catching it on the way to Japan...

Back at Gaia, the mobile app had some delay with summer event and also with halloween event coming up. But meanwhile we had the LK update ready and the team had been working on reformatting our header as well as the forum pages so that they will be nice and fast when viewed on any mobile devices! It's a long time coming and I'm happy to have infinite scrolling on forum pages now. We started the effort in using new HTML5 framework starting with Gaia's front page, now we can apply what we learn on the forums. Can't wait to release them!

User Comments: [16]
Reve Casse
Community Member

Tue Oct 03, 2017 @ 05:23pm

Happy to hear you took a much needed holiday! At that price for round trip tickets, who can resist! Hope you enjoyed every minute of your trip!
You could have lived without the nasty cold upon your return though. Hope you are back to good health Lanzer.

star dazl
Community Member

Tue Oct 03, 2017 @ 06:53pm

The slight changes make sense now! It's the new HTML framework!

Community Member

Tue Oct 03, 2017 @ 07:10pm

Glad you were able to take a much deserved vacation! It looks like you had a wonderful time too. Great pictures! I'll definitely have to keep an eye open for that round trip price to Japan so my husband and I can finally do our Honeymoon there! 3nodding

Guin - Aoiichi
Community Member

Tue Oct 03, 2017 @ 08:43pm

is the switch to HTML5 the reason why the forum buttons look different?

Melena Rai
Community Member

Tue Oct 03, 2017 @ 08:48pm

sounds amazing and totally jealous you live in cali and it is a puddle jump (... okay a large puddle) to japan ... what I wouldn't give!

side note: always take a bunch of vitamin C before those trips - flights anymore carry nasty bugs! gonk

Community Member

Tue Oct 03, 2017 @ 08:54pm

Glad you enjoyed yourself, hope i get to go to japan one day!

Community Member

Tue Oct 03, 2017 @ 09:44pm

Sounds like it was fun! Hoping the new inventory organization system is not too far distant as well!

Community Member

Tue Oct 03, 2017 @ 10:17pm

Infinite scrolling on forum pages...is that the topic listings or inside threads? If it's the topic listings, what does that mean for the rules about when it's okay to bump a thread? We can't just say "when it falls off Page 1" if there's no such thing as Page 1 anymore...or might infinite scrolling be something we can turn on and off in our Account Settings?

Community Member

Wed Oct 04, 2017 @ 12:20am

Happy to hear you had a great time! Beautiful bamboo and great pics of these othr places.
Next time you get a cold (or the flu) remember grandma's old fashioned chicken soup to help you feel better (1999 scientific evidence says yes chicken soup does help to cure em).

I figured the app was delayed for those reasons.

Anamosa Valentine
Community Member

Wed Oct 04, 2017 @ 02:52am

Wow, a Mobile Suit Gundam! heart Now I feel I want to go there! emotion_yatta I would be most thrilled if they had made my favorite one too, but it's highly unlikely!

It's good to see you had a great time!

Community Member

Wed Oct 04, 2017 @ 10:06am

Good to see you got a good break.

Lots of exciting updates happening around gaia atm. Glad to see them all making progress. Looking forward to the halloween event.

Community Member

Thu Oct 05, 2017 @ 02:58am

Looks like it was an awesome trip! heart

Cheryll Blossom
Community Member

Thu Oct 05, 2017 @ 03:28am

All I see is heaven.
I hope there's subtitles for that One Piece show lol

Community Member

Thu Oct 05, 2017 @ 06:42pm

I'm glad to hear you got to enrich yourself in Japan, and that you're recovering. You had all the right ideas on what to do while you were there.

Thank you for the updates on what is happening around the site, and your plans for the Halloween season.

Forum Assistant

Thu Oct 12, 2017 @ 04:11am

OMG I wish I could go! I love Japan! emotion_bigheart
And sorry to hear about your cold.

Lady Venger
Community Member

Sat Oct 14, 2017 @ 12:32am

What a deal~! Hopefully I can get that lucky. ninja

I'm really curious now about the ramen-- where's the best place stateside/bay?
Is it "authentic" like they claim?

User Comments: [16]
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