*Twinkle*s laser eye surgery (‘Lasik’) has really turned out to be a great success. Whilst she was in a bit of discomfort for the few hours following the short op, by the next day she was doing OK (albeit not too fond of bright lights). A few weeks down the line and she’s feeling the full benefit of being able to see clearly again (without the irritation or cost of contact lenses / glasses).

For anyone thinking of getting it done, we recommend the place that *Twinkle* and her sister used, near Hibiya/ Ginza in a somewhat futuristic complex above a swanky shopping centre. I forget the name now – I can check when I get home.

The cost is about 173,000 yen. If you don’t have the money up front you can pay interest free over two years. If you mention our name (I think we’d need to give you a code) you’ll get a 15,000 yen discount (disclosure: and we’ll also receive a referral bonus).

The place has been doing great business lately through word-of-mouth referrals, and I must admit I’m not surprised given how straight forward and quick the whole procedure is.

I’ll get it done myself once I’ve gone a bit more blind.

Drop me a line if you’re interested.


Trailwalker 2009

Oxfam Japan have just sent out invites to participate Trailwalker 2009, and I must say, I’m tempted. It ties in nicely with training for the marathon etc.

Any takers? It’s an unforgettable experience!

(Click here for our Trailwalker 2007 mini-site)