today was a productive day of getting last minute stuff – a wireless keyboard for our ipad, toiletries and some other essential travel gear like a camera bag and messenger bag. we also spent a lot of time trying to figure out the best way to update our travel blog, how to upload photos to the ipad and the fastest way to share this info with our friends and family – it is amazing how time consuming it is to manage all this data! we are slowly scratching everything off our to-do list – like ordering vegan meals for the flight, printing out travel maps and wikitravel info, finding commonly used phrases in Thai and Japanese, and finding out that Wifi is unavailable on international flights! there will be no Facebook, Google+, Gmail, Hotmail, Picasa or Tumblr updates for almost 24 hours, insane. time to start packing, take some melatonin and get a good nights rest, tomorrow will be a long day.