Flowers at Toyohashi Station

I’ve been assigned to a school in Toyohashi for the majority of October, so I’ve been going through said station quite a lot. Recently, the decoration committee replaced some of the flowers next to the station. It might have something to do with the upcoming festival this weekend.

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My Semi-New Camera

Being an expat, I’ve seen quite a few friends move away from Nagoya. This week, two of my friends are moving away. One of them contacted me last weekend with an interesting offer. They were trying to lighten their load by one camera and offered to sell it to me. I of course said yes.

I haven’t had much of a chance to use it yet, save for a few test shots. My weekend is pretty packed with a seven hour D&D game on Sunday and a couple of doctor visits on Monday. However, I may be able to take it out Monday evening.

I fits, I sits

Since I’ve been in Tokyo for almost a month on business, I’ve visited a few cat cafes. At one in Shinjuku, I met this lovely fur-child.

This fun-baby’s favorite spot is next to the sinks. Every time I have ever gone to this particular establishment, this cat has been in almost the same exact spot.

Late Afternoon in Tachikawa

Last weekend I visited Tachikawa to see some friends. Afterwards, I went for a walk around the station and had had a snack.

It was around rush hour, so it was pretty busy.

The weather started off well, but did a complete turn mid-afternoon. The sky was cloudy and it rained from time to time.

All in all, it was still a nice trip.

More Kamata

After work I decided to do a bit more exploring. During work, I can only see a bit from the window in the staff room, or experience a tiny fraction of it when I go out for lunch.

At night, everything is lit up beautifully. I found that this extends about three blocks from the station and is only on the west side.

Most businesses are restaurants, pubs, or pachinko places. Here you can find just about any sort of food you could want.

Some of the buildings tower, but the most interesting places are found in side alleys, under huge aunings.

A few student tell me that this city is called the dirtiest city, but I don’t really think so. What do you think?