|Last typhoon I kept busy by cutting out some shorts|
Typhoons 台風 are a common occurrence in Japan, unlike back in Canada where they are nonexistent. A typhoon is the strongest kind of tropical storm, with severe sustained winds and strong rainfalls. Yesterday in Tokyo was an important typhoon, my third one since I moved to this city: one last September, one last April, and one yesterday.
I find typhoons very scary and unsettling, a bit like earthquakes, because it's something we don't have back home. I'm comfortable in snowstorms and find them soothing, but slowly I'm getting acquainted with typhoons and am learning to relax a bit, amidst the shaky windows and doors, while I secretly pray my old, traditional house will survive.
I usually am luckily home and keep myself entertained with writing and texting friends, and checking train statuses. Last night I actually took a walk in the storm, which wasn't as bad as it seemed from indoors. I just hid under my hooded sweater, no umbrella necessary, and slipped on my rain boots. It was actually incredibly calm and dark and empty, and I loved it so much.