Sunshine Sakae



Last weekend I was in Nagoya for a doctor’s appointment, so I spent a little time in the city. Sakae, to be specific. Since I don’t get the chance so much anymore, I figured I would be touristy.


I rode the Sunshine Sakae Ferris Wheel. It wasn’t super impressive, but it was fun enough. I also videochatted with a friend during the ride.

For five hundred yen, its not a bad way to spend ten minutes.


Flowers in Monochrome


Someone set flowers out in the break room recently. I have no idea who did it, but going by the tables of matching  vases, I can only assume it was one of the cleaning ladys.


They are all older than Mathusela and very sweet (especially if you are polite to them). Most people here tend to ignore them, but they remind me of four foot tall super grannies.


Winter’s Embrace

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This morning we’rein the midst of amother snowfall. Forecasts call for 3 to 6 inches. Schools are on a 2 hour delay, while most public transportation seems to be running on a “whenever we get there, we get there” basis. I’m following their lead.

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When I woke up, I was dreading the commute, but once I got out here I found it to be not all that bad really. It’s actually rather pretty and not very cold.

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As I write this, I’m on the bus, passing the school where I used to work. Across the street, there are a lit of trees with snow covered branches. The contrast is beautiful.