A Snow Falls in Aichi

Got our first significant amount of snowfall this evening. I was on assignment at my old school in Anjo when my friend told me that we were forecast to get a decent amount of snow this afternoon. It was supposed to star around three, but it started sometime around five or six. 

It delayed the trains so it took a while to get home. 

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Purfect Portraits

Towards the end of my winter vacation, I took a quick visit to one of my favorite cat cafes in Yabacho. While there, I played with the kitties and tool some pictures.

It had been a while since I had ladt visited an animal cafe, though I did try to visit a reptile one while in Osaka. Unfortunately due to it being so close to the holidays, it was completely booked up.

Each time I do find myself at one of these cafes, I tend to find myself disappointed, since the cats never seem overly interested in us two legged folk. 

One downside to living in Japan is not being able to keep a pet. Besides the logistical bits, such as apartment size and my work schedule, I alway worry about my residence status. If I had to leave the country tomorrow, heaven forbid, what would become of my furry friend?

That’s the thought that kept me from springing for a pet friendly apartment after I moved back to Nagoya.

Back from the Kiln 

The post office delivered the bowl I made a few months ago in Okazaki. After deciding the shape and decorating the bowl, I sent it away to be fired and colored. After a month and a half, along with a delivery fee of ¥570, I have my dish ready to be used to hold candy.

A year in Review

2017 is almost over. So what happened this year? What did I do with it?

  • worked and traveled a lot 
  • made some friends 
  • said goodbye to a few friends
  • got my own apartment
  • took a Japanese test
  • did important life stuff in a foreign language
  • gained, lost, then regained weight
  • accepted myself a bit more and became less uncomfortable wearing and presenting as I really want to
  • blogged more regularly or at least tried to
  • stopped getting chonic hives and came off a year plus round of steriods
  • started singing more seriously and entered a few contests/battled
  • just had a good year in general

The Night View from the Tempozan Ferris Wheel

After taking a ride on the Santa Maria cruise and cheking out the Kaiyakan/Aquarium, I tries the Tempozan Ferris Wheel. 

It’s heralded as the biggest wheel im the world, at 150 meters (their words) and the ride is part tour, part Osaka marketing. Surprisingly, the ticket was only ¥800.
I wanted the best pictures possible, although you’re not technically supposed to take them, so I waited on line for maybe fourty minutes so I could get a transparent car.
Once onboard, I was mesmerized by the view, dispite my mild dislike of heights. I could see Universal Studios Japan, the aquarium, a famous red bridge, and a good portion of the city. The ride lasted fifteen minutes.
If you have a chance to try it, it’s worth doing. It’s really not expensive and each car can fit up to five people.