Flowers at the train station.
The State of Emergency was lifted about a week ago. Stores and such are still on modified hours, but things are starting to very slowly return to normal.
A while back I wrote about an art challenge that I issued to myself when Aichi first put the state of emergency into effect. That challenge was to produce one piece of art for every day I was home under the SoE. However, in that time I only completed five pieces before turning my attention elsewhere. I poted the first three in am earlier post and now am posting the final two.
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.
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.
Today was a day filled with watching the clock. I was practically bouncing in my seat, waiting for work to be over and for my weekend to begin.
And with it, high humidity.
I think we’re going to get a proper rainy season this year. For the last few years, our Junes have been on the dry side in Aichi. This year, however, has been rather wet so far.