Saturday/ Hong Kong via Tokyo

I am at Seattle-Tacoma airport.   A Boeing 777 is going to fly us to Tokyo’s Narita airport.  There is also Haneda airport, closer to the city.    I see there was another tremor of 5.8 that shook buildings in Tokyo this Saturday morning there.    The layover time for the flight from there to Hong Kong is 3 hrs so I hope everything will be OK.   I’m not used to earthquake tremors!   (Is anyone?)    I actually need a little extra time since  United couldn’t issue my Tokyo-Hong Kong boarding pass – I have to get it in Tokyo.   (The connecting flight is is on ‘another’ air-line :  Continental.     So given that Continental and United are merging, they still have some merging to do!     I can also check out some of the souvenir and book stores at the airport.      Maybe I will find a Japanese-language Tintin book to add to my collection (classic European comic strip book from the 30s now translated in 50 languages).      I can also look for a book with the Doraemon character that I have seen on sweatshirts that my China colleagues wear.     Doraemon is an earless robotic cat (!) who travels back in time from the 22nd century to aid a schoolboy Nobita Nobi.     The character is a Japanese cultural icon and was riginally a manga series which later became an anime series and an Asian franchise.

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