Recently I’ve been wishing to escape more and more, although I’m mostly where I’d like yo be. I do love living abroad, and for the most part I do love teaching, but there have been a few people that I do not enjoy being around as of late and tasks I can’t stand doing.
During those times, my mind wanders to undiscovered lands, uninhabited by people, and filled will all sorts of vegetation. I imagine napping under an ancient tree in a pleasantly warm climate. How nice that would be…
I dub this the fluffy pompom flower. It’s another one of the strange plants I saw at the Higashiyama Botanical Garden greenhouse.
From Higashiyama Botanical Garden:
I have no clue what this thing is called but it looks like a pack of q-tips my friend bought once.
Got our first significant amount of snowfall this evening. I was on assignment at my old school in Anjo when my friend told me that we were forecast to get a decent amount of snow this afternoon. It was supposed to star around three, but it started sometime around five or six.
It delayed the trains so it took a while to get home.
Towards the end of my winter vacation, I took a quick visit to one of my favorite cat cafes in Yabacho. While there, I played with the kitties and tool some pictures.
It had been a while since I had ladt visited an animal cafe, though I did try to visit a reptile one while in Osaka. Unfortunately due to it being so close to the holidays, it was completely booked up.
Each time I do find myself at one of these cafes, I tend to find myself disappointed, since the cats never seem overly interested in us two legged folk.
One downside to living in Japan is not being able to keep a pet. Besides the logistical bits, such as apartment size and my work schedule, I alway worry about my residence status. If I had to leave the country tomorrow, heaven forbid, what would become of my furry friend?
That’s the thought that kept me from springing for a pet friendly apartment after I moved back to Nagoya.
The post office delivered the bowl I made a few months ago in Okazaki. After deciding the shape and decorating the bowl, I sent it away to be fired and colored. After a month and a half, along with a delivery fee of ¥570, I have my dish ready to be used to hold candy.
Osaka Aquarium, serving all of your Lovecraftian needs. When you prefer your eldrich horrors to pair well with wine and butter, they’ve got you covered.