A Side Street in Mariko

Last weekend, a friend and I visited a traditional handcrafts center in the town of Mariko, Shizuoka. There was made some windchimes, had a nice lunch, and went for a short walk. This is the entrance to someone’s house, along with the traditional gutter system, which these days are usually covered with stone slabs or […]

Above

Started working at a new school at the start of August. The interesting point of this particular location is the view. My favourite is the restaurant around the corner. It serves the best grilled mackerel. Oh, and the overhead higway bridge that shakes the school from time to time.

The Start of Summer

What am I saying, it’s already here and has been here since the latter half of last week. The rainy season’s over and now temperatures are high. It’s also been really muggy, so being outside can be unpleasant. However, this is still just the start of summer, so I’m expecting it will get hotter soon […]

Nakamura Koen

Since I bought my bike, I’ve been able to go to so many more places. It cuts travel time down considerably and motivates my lazy self to exercise a bit. One day, I decided that I would pick a direction, and bike straight for about fourty five minutes. I didn’t go straight. I didnt bike […]

Harlem

I went back down to the city last weekend to meet some friends. Instead of taking the subway, which takes just over an hour, I splurged and took Metro North. Since I live close enough to the Bronx, I can buy a special City Ticket, and save almost half the cost of a regular ticket. […]

Lights on the Horizon

Today was a long day filled with complicated problem solving. For the life of everyone in my department, we couldn’t figure out why an important document refused to print correctly. We noticed that some of the numbers were displaying multiple times and some of the labels were nothing like what was being input, but we […]

Another Walk

Brother and I went walking again. This time it was a bit further along the Bronx River. This area was more akin to a small forest than the last spot and had a cool little walkway under one of the bridges. The walkway was flush level with the water and the space between it and […]

Under Bridges

“Where am I going and why am I going that way?” I often find myself wondering that. “Is this really the best choice? Is it really my only choice? Is this even a choice?” Things get confusing, especially at night, after the lights go out and I’m left to my own devices. All the heavy […]