You're so vain I bet you think this blog post is about you.
Saturday, 30 January 2016
Here's one way that living in Tokyo beats Ibaraki: food.
I no longer have to crave western food, tokyo has everything. This includes one of my favourite cuisines: falafel and houmous.
I had "almost-as-good-but-still-pretty-far-from-the-actual-thing" falafel in Shibuya with some old Ibaraki chums.
Anchorsong at Moon Romantic with a live string cortet.
I love it when Masaaki and I are in the same city at the same time. He's the only friend I know who is always moving between London and Tokyo. Masaaki is a Japanese person who works in London, I'm an English person who works in Tokyo. Perhaps crossing paths was inevitable?
The support act Young Juvenile Youth was also awesome.
Great night great music.
I also got a free poster yay! I just took a shot of it from my bed. Not moving.
Saturday, 23 January 2016
A couple of weekends ago I went up to Ibaraki to spend time with my old crew. We did the stuff we usually do, go to the Drunk Duck in Mito...spend all day watching TV in Robbies flat. Go out for a nice meal, and then get blasted at karaoke and do all our routine tracks. Special mention goes to Daleth for being on perfect form and helping me sing our favourite ELO tune together, Robbie who will whip a harmonica out of nowhere just in time for that Neil Young classic, Daniel for being a teenage pop sensation, Vince for having a voice as smooth as Sinatra and Hana for just bring there...all the way from New Zealand.
I missed Riley a lot.
Vince, Daleth and JJ will be leaving Japan over the next couple of months. Although I am not in Ibaraki anymore, so don't see them so much, it's going to break my heart just that little bit.
However, there are still a few old friends staying here and some who have also moved to Tokyo. But I must admit, if none of my old Ibaraki friends were hanging around, I would feel entirely lost and homesick without my japamily.
Friday, 22 January 2016
Cruising around Tokyo with Florent and our bikes. We did a round trip just short of 28km out southwest from our sharehouse in Sendagaya. From central Tokyo we made it all the way down to the Tama river which divides Tokyo from Kanagawa prefecture. What a great way to see the city.
My legs felt like jelly in the end.
Saturday, 16 January 2016
The Sunday morning 6am yamanote train is suprisingly busy. I actually couldn't get a seat.
Here's the biggest shock: no one is drunk.
These are all people who had to wake up and go somewhere with a real purpose.
Personally, I'm on my way to Haneda international airport. I'm taking a business trip to China.
I don't think the excitement of this will kick in until I get onto the plane.
I should probably focus on catching the flight for now. See ya x
Saturday, 9 January 2016
Celebrating this guy's birthday tonight.
Back in ibaraki gonna ibarock-out
It's a reunion weekend with Hana being back. What beautiful timing for the 3 day weekend. Robbie chipped his tooth last night on Daniels shoulder.
Another unconnected out of place stupid sentence
No full stops
All full on
Full of crap
Monday, 4 January 2016
Finding a restaurant in Japan that caters to vegans is a bit of a nightmare.
Finding a restaurant in Tokyo that caters to vegans is a gastronomic delight.
Last night I went for dinner with my vegan chum Freddy.
In a panicky rush an hour before our movie began, we luckily stumbled upon an underground vegan tepanyaki izakaya in Shinjuku.
We had a delightful meal, and then watched the new Star Wars in 3D at the imax Toho cinema in Shinjuku. Freddy had booked us really great seats. What an awesome night.
A boring blog post for you, a well kept memory for me.
Sunday, 3 January 2016
Item 2; A hot drink thing. I was pretty excited about this because I was planning on buying one anyway for work. Thus, it was decided I would take this one:
Item 3; an awesome stuffed toy:
Item 4; a birthday themed photo album. How specific, this will have to be used for a birthday present. Probably for someone who doesn't read this blog.
Item 5; a punch bag. This will be donated to Sakura House (where we live):
Item 6, the last item; a bathtub themed fridge magnet. Another donation to Sakura House:
So, lucky or not? What do you think?