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What was I thinking?
On the early afternoon of September 19, 2014, the first launch day of iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, I was catching a plane to Fukuoka, Japan. All because those phones wouldn't officially launch for another month or more in Korea.
So why Japan? It used to be that Japanese iPhones were locked to the local carriers, but SIM-free version is now offered after some changes to the telecom policy. Also, pre-ordering in Japan doesn't require a national ID like what Hong Kong asks. Lastly, it's right next to Korea. And so, with my pre-order successful on the afternoon of September 12, all I needed to do left was picking it up at the store.
Landed at Fukuoka Airport
The airplane left sunny Incheon, flew for about an hour, and landed on rainy Fukuoka. I forgot to bring an umbrella, so I got one at a convenience store eventually. It had been more than 6 years since I set foot there.
Feels like going back
Last month's London visit was a part of preparing for this trip - a three-week training near Paddington Station with about 20 people. I will be both a trainee and a coordinator. Things are okay so far.
The king takes a stroll in the airport
Meanwhile, a reenactment of the royalties taking a walk in the park is in progress. That was interesting to watch. It should be a nice counterpart to what I'll be seeing in London.
There's my ride on the back
This is the very first time I am going overseas for business purposes. In about half an hour, I'll be flying to London to check on things for the training program inset up for June. I hope things go well.