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2017 Photo Journal

JellyFish Flowers

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Nagoya Aquarium is currently having a jellyfish exhibition, so I went with a friend. Unfortunately, I’m not sure what kind of jellyfish these are, but they sure look pretty!

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2017 Photo Journal

Candy Stripes

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These flowers have been popping up all over the place recently. I’m not entirely sure what sort it is (maybe a carnation or some sort?), but they’re pretty. I could use some pretty right now.

This week has been a bit difficult. I’m in the middle of a rather tiring assignment, where I am splitting my time between two schools and the office. The majority of my classes have been in Mie Prefecture, in a city called Tsu. It is a bit over an hour, by train, from where I live. In the mornings, the company has agreed to pay for the express train (just under one hour), but I need to take the local home via the Kintetsu Line (just over an hour). I do this three times a week.

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2016 Photo Journal

A Day of Rest

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It’s a good day for a lazy day.

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2016 Photo Journal

Magnolia or Dogwood? Don’t matter to me.

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Spring has arrived in White Plains, New York. It’s a welcome arrival.

Yesterday, I  met up with some friends to celebrate a birthday. On the way home, I came across this tree, by the trans-center. Because it was a Sunday and also a holiday, I was able to wander about with my phone as I saw fit. No one was out in most places.

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Soon enough, the cherry blossoms will be in full bloom. The buds have already appeared on the trees, but they haven’t opened just yet.

Next weekend, I plan to go again to White Plains. Hopefully then I can get some good shots.

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2016 Photo Journal

A Baby Crocus

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Today I used a train station that I haven’t been to in some time. Besides being on a line that I rarely use anymore (I take the Hudson line now instead of the Harlem line), it’s a station I’m not overly comfortable being at alone, and the walk there is a bit longer that to the station closer to home.

On the way, I passed a construction site between two apartment buildings. Next to it was a tiny patch of green, where this little crocus was growing. It was the only blossom there and it was facing the construction equipment, like it was watching the workers turn the previously abandoned lot into another apartment complex.

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2016 Photo Journal

Winter Continues

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Winter seems to want to make up for all the decent weather we had during December and January. This (last?) weekend, New York was plunged into a horrible cold spell. It is said that the temperature and windchill Sunday morning broke the record for the coldest recorded temperature since we started recording such things in the late 1800s.

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2016 Photo Journal

Lonely

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I see this bicycle every morning on my way to work. I have no idea who it belongs to and am frankly surprised to still see it chained there day and night. It’s illegal to chain a bike up at any property belonging to the MTA, so I’m always expecting to see the chain cut and the bike gone.

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2016 Photo Journal

Still a tad snowy

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I think the days following a blizzard are much more stressful than anything else. Getting around while there are 5 food snow dunes at every corner and curbside is maddening.

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2015 Photo Journal

Honeysuckle

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This are my mom’s favorite flower. For her birthday, I bought a small honeysuckle scented candle. It’s gone now (she burnt it a while back) but I admit that it did smell rather nice.

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2015 Photo Journal

One More Month

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One more month and the school year will be over. I have a feeling that it’ll go by quickly. I’m not sure how I’ll be the last day of class. This is my first year working in an academic setting and it’s been much different that I thought it would be. I learned a lot about the New York school system, both good and bad. I’m looking forward to summer vacation.

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