On our way

Today dragged on and on.

Usually, when I have weekend plans to look forward to, my Saturday fly by, but today time moved like molasses. I only had six lessons, instead of the usual seven or eight, with any downtime being used to correct essays or do paperwork.

But all I could think about was our trip to Tokyo.

Now I’m sitting on the nighttime highway bus, somewhere in Yokkaichi, knackered beyond belief, and wearing my friend’s jacket. 

It’s almost dead silent, with blacked out windows, and nothing to do. It’s almost like all my energy’s left, so maybe I should go to sleep so I can get through tomorrow’s sightseeing.

G’night all.

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Spontaneous

Felt the travel bug again recently, so I planned at trip to Tokyo with a friend for this weekend. I did everything on my smartphone, while on the train home from work in Mie. We plan to leave from Yokkaichi Saturday night and come back to Nagoya Monday evening.

Remember to take a breath.


This year has been a bit on the difficult side so far. So far I’ve had a serious lung infection, an allergic reaction to a common antibiotic, injured a tendon in my foot, and have come down with a nasty eye infection this week. It makes me want to bang my head against a wall, but I have to remember to take a breath. It hasn’t been all bad and I’m still living where I want to be, doing a job I don’t hate.

Flower Fridays 01

I saw a lot of different types of flowers when I visited California. Most of them I don’t have names for.

These flowers were especially beautiful because they reminded me of fire.

They were planted not far from our hotel and it was mom that pointed them out. On our last day, we both got up early, and while mom was buying some coffee, I took a few pictures.

Azaleas on a Sunny Day

Yesterday was my day off, so I tried getting a bunch of errands done. I woke up a bit later than I indended, so I skipped making breakfast, and bought a little something from my local donburi shop around the corner. I had a ¥500 off coupon, so I spent under ¥200 for meal of rice, fish, and egg.

After that, I stopped off at the post office to mail out some packages that I had been putting off for forever. I think I may have attached the wrong content lables (same contentd but different amounts). I also had a short chat with the clerk about how much foreigners like Japanese sweets.

Then I went to the supermarket, where there was a sale on grapes, and the neighbouring clothing shop to look for tee shirts. I didn’t find what I was looking for, unfortunately.

After dropping my groceries off at home, I went into the city for some shopping and to convert some money for my upcoming visit to the States. I bought some gluten free bread (I have a wheat allergy), soap, and a bithday card for my mom. 

Once I had what I needed, I did an hour of karaoke. Since I haven’t been practicing as much since I was sick in February, my voice sounded awful. I couldn’t hold any long notes to save my life.

I finished off the day with an extra large salad, some youtube, and a little gaming. I can’t wait for my next day off.