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2020 Photo Journal

Prickly

I’m embarrassed to admit it but I was so prickly today. Everything and almost everyone irritated me. Hopefully I’ll calm down after a nice weekend.

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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.

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2020 Photo Journal

Small Flowers

My garden has been doing well as of late. At the start of the summer, I had a little scare with some wilting and the death of one of my marigolds. I’ve since discovered that my apartment is prone to overheating during the afternoon, which means I need to water more frequently.

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2020 Photo Journal

1001

When I started this blog I never imagined that I would ever write so many posts. It all started out as a challenge to myself to see if I could post a picture a day– I couldn’t– back in 2011. It slowly morphed into something of a journal before becoming what it is now. Where it will go from here, nobody knows, but it’s been fun and I hope to continue for years to come. Thanks for sticking with.

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2020 Photo Journal

Hanami at Home

Due to Coronavirus, many public events are on indefinite hiatus, including hanami. Hanami is a spring tradition of eating, drinking, and socializing under the cherry trees. It usually involves being packed into confined spaces with strangers and friends alike, so it’s a total no go these days.

That said, my local supermarket came up with a solution in the form of selling cherry blossom branches for ¥300 a pop. The idea is that you can view the blossom inside your own home with your family. Since it wasn’t so expensive and figuring why the hell not, I bought one– much to the confusion of many of the other shoppers.

However it seems that I missed the peak bloom for this particular branch as the few blossoms fell off rather quickly. But I’m not too upset as it’s still a nice pop of colour in my apartment. Plus it smells nice. ¥300 well spent.

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Feeling a Bit more Positive

So, I recently started a new work assignment late last week. It’s a bit further away from my home, but the atmosphere amongst my colleagues is a thousand times better than my last assignment. The previous assignment had me at a certain office for four to five days a week and I found it difficult to stay positive. However the general tone at this new one is a lot lighter and everyone gets along well it seems. During lunch we had a very entertaining and engaging conversation about rock music. Several of us have been inspired to learn a second language because of it. I hope that this trend will continue for the next few months that I will be spending there.

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2020 Photo Journal

Gardening Sale

Friday was a national holiday celebrating the Spring Equinox. Because of that I decided to do a bit of work in my garden. I was able to get some new plants for around ¥80 to ¥100 each, so I bought 12. I spent a couple of hours planting them.

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Purple Flowers in my Room

The supermarket had another sale on plants last weekend. I saw these pretty ones, and since they were only about ¥400, I decided to add them to my indoor garden.

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Overgrown

This plant has been growing like crazy ever since I bought it. A couple of months ago, I tried staking it to grow around 3 chopstics, but it continues to grow out of control. Debating whether or not to buy a terrace for it or let it wind its way around the furniture.

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