We submitted the application for baby Alex's first passport today. In his passport photo he is just about to cry! Hopefully that won't represent him when he's actually travelling. So far he's been very good in cars, trains and walking. Even survived art galleries ! B also had to submit an application for a visa to Japan. It's a pity they can't just waive it for frequent travellers. It's recommended that Malaysian passport holders obtain a visa, but fortunately it's not necessary for Australians on holiday. I also began learning Japanese again on Sunday with a private tutor. I need to learn the things they don't teach you in standard Japanese textbooks aimed at business travellers. Phrases like "where's the baby changeroom?" and "is there somewhere we can feed him?".