After the storm, typhoon Shanshan

This past Sunday, while the rest of the world watched baseball, or Idlewild, or the reaction to the Pope`s blasphemous comments about Islam, a nasty typhoon took its toll on Kyushu. From what I hear at school, typhoon Shanshan (is there a better name for a tropical storm?) hit hardest in Saga City. According to the Hindu News, the typhoon touched down Nagasaki prefecture and swept north towards the Sea of Japan, carrying 144 kph winds and causing nine deaths. See a satellite picture of Shanshan here.

I was not here over the weekend, but the evidence from the storm was evident in the chaotic mess of bikes and the unusually cool weather. Hope everyone is OK.

Favorite new Japanese words of the day: momo (peach) & Shanshan.