|Yet another Photo Booth gem|
In Japan, I've adopted odd ways of spending my vacation time (if I'm not traveling), and here is how it usually goes: I lounge around my futon, text message randomly, google information and pictures, watch YouTube videos, eat all the food I have around the house because I'm too lazy to go out, take Photo Booth pictures (a strange habit I picked up here- I blame it on living in Marugame), listen to countless hours of music, read fashion magazines, bake cakes in my rice cooker, write letters and stay up all night.
I also like to reminisce and look through pictures and read journals and old blog posts. Two years ago today, I came to Tokyo for a few days, to ring in the new year. I was living in the rice fields of Shikoku, but wanted a slice of city life for the holidays. I stayed at my friend Yoshi's house, who welcomed me into his home and let me crash on his floor for as long as I wished. I remember being so mesmerized by Tokyo, even writing it was like bathing in chocolate soufflé, wishing I lived here.
I remember walking from Ikenoue station and getting lost in the maze that led to Yoshi's house, unaware that I'd be living in that very house two years later- pure coincidence. Life is crazy, like that. Even though some days it completely drives me out of my mind, I still think Tokyo is just as mesmerizing, and I'll never get tired of walking its streets and riding its crowded trains.
So yes. This is what I've been up to.
I also like to play this game where I go through pictures on my iPhone while listening to music, and take screen shots that make clever little captions.
This reminds me that I really should pack my bags and take a little winter trip to a different prefecture... stay tuned.