Rain on Ivy

This year’s rainy season continues to be an odd one. Instead of fully rainy days, we’re getting intermittent heavy showers. Last Sunday, it rained from morning to early afternoon, but was pretty nice after that.

Rainy Season Part 2

The weather’s been crazy lately. First, came the rainy season. But it was short and not very rainy. Then came the mega heat wave. And now the rain has returned.


Near the branch office I’m currently assigned to, there’s a really good artisan noodle restaurant, where you can create a custom bowl of kishimen. Kishimen is a local specialty, which is like a thinner version of udon. Outside the shop is an outdoor seating area with a couple of potted magnolia trees. The trees themselves […]