Goodbye Fujieda

So, for the last couple of months, I had been working in Fujieda, Shizuoka. While yesterday was my last day, I’m not returning to Nagoya yet. Instead, I will now be working at two other branches in Shizuoka. That also meant another move (this time to a larger city).

Pink on Blue

Meijo Park, Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture Since the weather was so nice last weekend, I decided to go for a walk around Meijo Park. I went expecting to see more cherry blossoms, as according to the forecast — and yes, it’s a thing — they were supposed to be in bloom.


It’s still pretty warm in Aichi even though we’re entering the typhoon season. On the way to work, I ran into this little guy. I had to take a picture.

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.


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 […]

On being at home and listening to the rain…

Lately, I’ve been spending a lot of time at home due to the State of Emergency across Japan. We are highly encouraged to stay home unless necessary, as is 90% of the world. Because of such, I have been finding myself with a lot more time on my hands, which has caused me to get […]

Second Bloom

When I bought this particular plant, it was already in bloom, with tiny red flowers. After those wilted about a week later, I resigned myself to owning an admittedly nice leafy plant. Imagine my surprise when it started to bloom once again.