Categories
2020 Photo Journal

Walk Up

Have I ever mentioned that I strongly dislike stairs? I mean, walking down them isn’t so bad, provided there’s a rail and they aren’t too narrow. But going up… no thanks.

Categories
2020 Non-Photography Photo Journal

A sketch after work

Today was an extremely tiring day, but instead of falling straight into bed, I decided to unwind a bit. I had meant to watch a video or two on YouTube, maybe listen to a few songs while eating dinner. However, I found myself in the mood to sketch, and ended up with this jelly fish for my trouble.

Categories
2020 Photo Journal

The Hot Days Cometh

We got a little break from all the rain this weekend. However, with it came a spike in temperatures in my area. According to the forecast, we might get more rain later this week, which might hinder some people’s plans for the two day holiday. Regardless, it’s nice to see a bit of sun.

Categories
2020 Photo Journal

Drip Drop

It’s supposed to rain for the rest of the week…

Categories
2020 Photo Journal

The New Neighbour

Saw this little guy chillin’ on a fence outside my apartment building a few nights ago.

Categories
2020 Photo Journal Tokai (東海)

Steel Birds

Around Obu train station, there are metal rails with sparrow sized metal birds perched on top. I’ve been to the station at least half a dozen times but have only noticed them this morning.

I didn’t see any info about the pieces or about the person(s) that made them. Most people around the station didn’t seem to pay them any mind as well.

However, I thought they were absolutely adorable and had to take a few pictures before heading to my appointment.

Categories
2020 Photo Journal

Grey

It has been super rainy this year. I know that it’s technically still the rainy season, and that the heat after it ends is probably going to be unbearable, but the grey skies reminds me too much of New York. I’m sick of all this grey.

Categories
2020 Photo Journal

Yuzu Jelly

There’s nothing like a jelly fresh from the fridge to beat the heat on a hot day. This one happens to be a yuzu, or Japanese citrus, one bought from a shop in Akaike.

It wasn’t super sweet nor was it incredibly sour. It was just perfect for dessert.

Categories
2020 Photo Journal Tokai (東海)

Flowers in Nagoya

At a major intersection in downtown Nagoya, someone has set up an intricate flower display.

A small garden shed like building was erected and surrounded by flowers of different kinds. There is even a little path from one end to the other if you wish to walk through.

Inside the shed, there are yet more flowers.

Categories
2020 Photo Journal

Flow

This afternoon, I took the leap and applied to a music school in Nagoya. I’ve always been heavily into music and singing in particular, but I’ve always lacked the confidence in singing in front of all but my closest friends and a few choice coworkers. That said, I would love to get more involved in my hobby, so I looked into voice coaches and music schools in my area. After finding a highly rated one and reading their site, I applied for a consultation and trial lesson set for next week.

I’m super nervous, since my voice has gotten pretty rusty after being quite sick in February and the whole State of Emergency thing. I am also a bit wary of the language barrier, since instruction will be entirely in Japanese– which is fine for work related things– with a Japanese teacher. But I look at it this way; if I want into the Japanese music scene, I’ll need it.