Summer is indeed quite upon us. Daytime temps soaring to 35 C, a symphony of cicadas greeting every open door, the bone-chilling freeze of over-airconditioned stores…. Nagoya was disgustingly hot and humid. It’s special that way. But I insisted on doing a tiny bit of playing tourist anyhow. Had wanted to visit Inuyama castle and…… Continue reading Depths of summer
A few minutes ago marks 3 lovely years since I arrived. And on Thursday begins the process for another 5. I shall hopefully celebrate with a free massage and maybe a glass of sake after work.
Er, well, eight times over. Visa renewal time is upon me and I needed a new picture before the hair became blue again. Still haven’t quite processed that it’s been three years (or will be, a week from Monday) since I moved to Japan. It’s cliched to say “time flies,” but tempus has indeed fugit…… Continue reading Me, in triplicate….
February ended quietly, but March has more than made up for that brief interlude. Last week I attended four concerts (two on one day) in five days and three cities (Tokyo, Kumamoto and Sendai) … and I’m off tomorrow for one more in yet a different city (Yokohama). And then my parents come in and…… Continue reading Candle, meet flame~
I haven’t been to the movies in quite a while now (two years? not since the over-long, over-obvious, boring as heck Interstellar), but I’ve recently signed up for Netflix again, and it got me thinking about my relationship to motion pictures…. I have a small confession to make, one that won’t come as a surprise…… Continue reading Let’s all go to the movies
I’m inclined to think so! (Haven’t colored in it yet, though.)
My very first trip to Japan, back in May, 2000, our Tokyo hotel had pay TV. No,no not that kind of pay TV. We literally had to put in 100 yen before we could turn the TV on. So we shilled out what coins hadn’t gone in to vending machines, and watched a few shows…… Continue reading Trip down memory lane