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SHUNSUKE IWAIさん: SIW
ハンドル名SHUNSUKE IWAI さん
ブログタイトルSIW
ブログURLhttp://shunsukeiwai.blogspot.com/
サイト紹介文WELCOME ABOARD.
自由文Creative Director. Singer. Hotel maniac. Airplane geek. Frequent flyer. Not a pilot, yet.
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更新頻度(1年)情報提供183回 / 365日(平均3.5回/週) - 参加 2009/04/26 01:38

SHUNSUKE IWAI さんのブログ記事

  • THE STRAND YANGON PART1
  • The Strand opened in 1901. During World War II, following Japanese occupation of Burma, the Imperial Hotel Tokyo took over the man
    agement. In the late 80s, Adrian Zecha, the legendary hotelier who founded Aman Resorts, invested in this hotel and embarked on it
    s first restoration. The recent renovation gave the Strand a chic boutique-hotel feel keeping its colonial atmosphere which is rep
    resented b [続きを読む]
  • FLYING TO MYANMAR
  • Flying to Yangon on TG's A330-300. The ship name is Phayao.TGのA330-330でヤンゴンへ飛ぶ。シップネームは「パヤオ」。Climbing over the Chao Phraya.チャオプラヤー上空をクライム。Thai fried rice dinner. Yum.ディナーはタイチャーハン。美味い。Evening arrival in Yangon. Myanmar is my 66th country visited including pre-reversion Hong Kong and Macau. THAI A330-300 BKK-RGN. The 686th flight in my lifetime. [続きを読む]
  • THAI ROYAL FIRST LOUNGE
  • Killing time before my next flight to Yangon at Thai's Royal First Lounge in Suvarnabhumi terminal. This lounge is spacious, quiet, and cozy.次のヤンゴンへのフライトまで、スワンナプームのターミナルにあるタイ国際航空のロイヤルファーストラウンジで時間をつぶす。このラウンジは広々としていて、静かで、居心地がいい。A glass of watermelon juice. My first drink whenever I arrive in Thailand.ウォーターメロ [続きを読む]
  • ROYAL FIRST ARRIVAL
  • Approaching Suvarnabhumi.スワンナプームにアプローチ。My return flight to Tokyo will be operated with that fat purple bird.東京への帰国便では、あの紫の太っちょに乗る予定。Welcomed with Thai Smiles.タイ・スマイルに迎えられる。Royal First Class passengers are escorted to the immigration hall, or Royal First Lounge if they have a connecting flight, on electric carts. This time the lady took me to the [続きを読む]
  • FLYING ROYAL FIRST ON QUEEN OF THAILAND PART2
  • Orchids are everywhere.ランがそこにも、ここにも。Following some Star Alliance airlines' tradition, they offer the amenity kit by Remowa.一部のスターアライアンスエアラインの伝統にのっとり、アメニティキットはリモワ。Taking off on RWY 05 a.k.a. D Runway.ランウェイ05 a.k.a. D滑走路からテイクオフ。Over Lake Hamana.浜名湖上空。Thai's 747-400 has a long kitchen-like vertical galley, which is similar to t [続きを読む]
  • FLYING ROYAL FIRST ON QUEEN OF THAILAND PART1
  • It's been a while since my last flight on Thai who used to be my client when I was at Dentsu. This morning I'm flying in
    their Royal First to Bangkok Suvarnabhumi and luckily the flight is operated with one of their majestic 744s. This particular bir
    d has an antique interior which makes me feel like I'm back in the 90s. Anyway, I'm so glad the queen is still active ov
    er the Pacific with Thai's bea [続きを読む]
  • STAR ALLIANCE MORNING
  • Checked into ANA's Suite Lounge for F-class passengers at Haneda International Terminal. This is a comfy lounge but I'm
    a SkyTeam guy and I feel like a stranger here.羽田国際線ターミナルにあるANAのファーストクラス用スイート
    ラウンジにチェックイン。快適なラウンジだが、僕はスカイチーム組なのでここでは他所者感が
    ある。 [続きを読む]
  • 1A TO HANEDA
  • Flying back to Haneda on a big blue bird.大きなブルーバードで羽田に戻る。I could get my favorite seat, 1A.お気に入りの席、1Aを確保。Evening take-off on Gimpo's RWY 14L.金浦のランウェイ14L。夕暮れのテイクオフ。Today's dinner. Chicken curry with rice. Not bibimbap. KOREAN AIR B777-200 GMP-HND The 684th flight in my lifetime.本日のディナーはビビンバではなく、チキンカレー。コリアンエア B777-200 GMP-HN [続きを読む]
  • KBBQ WITH A VIEW
  • Dinner at Myongwolgwan, an established Korean BBQ restaurant overlooking the Han River. This place is a part of the hotel complex
    on Walkerhill where they used to have Sheraton and W. However, it seems that Starwood has withdrawn from the hill and both hotels
    now have different brands.漢江を見下ろせる韓国焼肉の名店、明月館でディナー。この店は、かつてシ
    ェラトンとWがあったウォーカーヒルのホテルコン [続きを読む]
  • MUGUNGHWA
  • Going back to Seoul from Suwon on Korail's Mugunghwa train. This train uses Class 8200 electric locomotive which was designed by Siemens.KORAILのムグンファ号に乗って、水原からソウルへ戻る。この列車を引っ張っているのは、シーメンスが設計した8200形電気機関車。The interior of the coach is similar to the one for JR's limited express, but thanks to standard gauge tracks, it feels more spacious.車内はJR [続きを読む]
  • HWASEONG FORTRESS
  • Walking around Suwon on a beautiful day. I have scaled these city walls. But I still haven't found what I'm looking for.よく晴れた日に水原を歩く。街の城壁にのぼってきたが、まだ探し続けているものが見つかっていない。 [続きを読む]
  • A DAY TRIP TO SUWON
  • Had a day trip to Suwon from Seoul on a KTX train. Just like last time, I could get a train operated on a conventional line which stops at Suwon.KTXに乗ってソウルから水原まで日帰りの旅に出かける。前回同様、水原に止まる在来線経由の列車をとることができた。Got off the train at Suwon Station. Time to explore the historic city.水原駅で下車。歴史ある街の散策を始める。 [続きを読む]
  • JW MARRIOTT DOUNGDAEMUN SQUARE SEOUL
  • I tried one of the newest five-stars in Seoul's River North. This JW Marriott is located conveniently above a subway station
    and their facility is okay. However, after checking in, I found Doungdaemun neighborhood was not an ideal place for a five-star ho
    tel.ソウルの江北で最も新しいファイブスターのうちの一つを試してみた。地下鉄駅の真上にある
    このJWマリオットは移動には便利で、設備はまあOKレベル。し [続きを読む]
  • BREAKFAST BIBIMBAP
  • Flying to Seoul Gimpo in Korean's first class. I chose a morning flight with 777-200 that has better seats than 777-300.コリアンのファーストで金浦へ飛ぶ。777-300よりいいシートを積んでいる777-200の朝便を選んだ。Bibimbap as always. However, I have this for my breakfast today.いつものようにビビンバ。でも今日はこれが朝食。Like my last flight on Korean, the cabin is quiet and peaceful.前回のコリアンの [続きを読む]
  • JAL SAKURA LOUNGE SKYVIEW AT HANEDA
  • Korean Air sent me not to TIAT Lounge used by Delta and other SkyTeam airlines but to JAL's Sakura Lounge. I think it was bec
    ause of KE's codeshare relationship with JL. This newly renovated lounge is spacious and nicely appointed. Will KE keep using
    this facility even after they further expand a joint venture with Delta?コリアンエアは、デルタをはじめとするス
    カイチームエアラインが使っているTIATラ [続きを読む]
  • ZETTA AND BB-8
  • Haneda morning. Blue team side.羽田の朝。青組サイド。Red team side plus one China.赤組サイドにチャイナが一人。And both sides.で、両サイド。A Bombardier Global 6000 operated by Zetta Jet, a Burbank-based private jet operator. Who is hiring her today?バーバンクベースのプライベートジェットオペレーター、ゼタジェットのボンバルディア グローバル6000。誰がチャーターしているのだろう。ANA's BB-8 Jet. This 7 [続きを読む]
  • THE FURNITURE OF ISHINOMAKI LABORATORY 2011-2017 OPENING RECEPTION
  • I checked out the opening reception of "The furniture of Ishinomaki Laboratory 2011-2017" held at Design Koishikawa, a c
    ool loft-like space adjacent to Kourakuen metro station. This retrospective exhibition introduces the past, present, and future of
    Ishinomaki Laboratory through their products including some new items.地下鉄後楽園駅に近い洒落たロフト風スペ
    ース「DESIGN小石川」で開かれている「石巻 [続きを読む]
  • 1A WITH A BOWL OF RAMEN
  • My usual commuter plane, Delta's 767-300, is sitting in the foreground. And my today's plane is in the back. Then anothe
    r plane I sometime fly on, Delta Connection's Embraer, is taking off behind them.手前にいるのは僕のいつもの通
    勤機、デルタの767-300。その後ろに今日これから乗る機体。さらにその後ろで、こちらもたまに乗
    るデルタコネクションのエンブラエルがテイクオフ。I could get 1A, a front-row seat s [続きを読む]
  • RADISSON HOTEL SEATTLE AIRPORT
  • Access to airport hotels around Sea-Tac is a bit painful. You need to go up and down using escalators or lifts to get to courtesy
    shuttle boarding area from the arrival hall, and for some hotels, you have to pick up the phone to request the shuttle service. So
    I found the solution―the Radisson. This hotel is located within easy walking distance of baggage claim belts and you can check
    in with a l [続きを読む]
  • MCCARRAN
  • This airport must be a fun place for those who gamble. But for those, including me, who don't, it's just another big American airport.ギャンブルをする人には楽しい場所かもしれない。でも僕のようにギャンブルとは無縁の者には、よくあるアメリカの巨大な空港。 [続きを読む]
  • VEGAS LIGHTS AND ROCK HEROES
  • Night cruising through the lights of Vegas.ベガスの光の中をナイトクルージング。And this is the reason why I'm in Vegas this time. I will check out my all time hard rock heroes like Doug Aldrich (Ex-Whitesnake, Dio. Currently The Dead Daisies and Revolution Saints), Paul Shortino (Ex-Rough Cutt, Quiet Riot, King Kobra), Robin McAuley (Ex-McAuley Schenker Group), and Phil Soussan (ex-Ozzy Osbourne) [続きを読む]
  • AROUND THE STRIP
  • A newly developed part of the Strip feels so fake and it's not my kind of place. But I love traditional Vegas such as Downtow
    n and a little diner I had late breakfast at.ストリップ沿いの新しく開発されたエリアはニセモノっぽさ全
    開で好きじゃない。でもダウンタウンや遅めの朝食をとった小さなダイナーなど、昔ながらのベ
    ガスにはとても魅かれる。 [続きを読む]
  • VIVA LAS VEGAS BIRDS
  • My room at Four Seasons Las Vegas was a great place to paparazzi some unique birds parked at McCarran International. These mysteri
    ous 737-600s are a part of so-called "Janet", a highly classified fleet of passenger jets operated for the United States
    Air Force. They say these planes are used for transporting military personnel to the remote facility commonly known as Area 51.
    フォーシーズンズ・ラス [続きを読む]