|Lost in Translation (in Odaiba)|
Many thanks to the photographer.
Those past few weeks my blog has been getting quite a bit of attention, particularly from a Japanese news site, and while I do love reading positive comments and wonderful letters from new readers, I've been shying away a bit, as the news site seems to get some things lost in translation- literally.
To me, this blog was always a diary, and will forever remain so. I like to be honest and keep a personal tone, and share tidbits of my life in Japan. I am not an expert on anything Japan-related (except perhaps finding an apartment, locating cool cafes or surviving rural Japan!), but I enjoy sharing my thoughts and I'm still learning so much every day about the culture- whether I like it or not. I'm still deeply involved in a little love affair with this country I made my home, and Japan has me wrapped around its finger.
October has been interesting, and it's maybe my favourite month, but I'm not sure yet. The weather is perfect, and I've happily transitioned into knits and tights. I was given a wonderful work opportunity, to interview famed copywriter and Nintendo game creator Itoi Shigesato, one of the most influential cultural figures in Japan and writer for an (almost) daily news website.
It's Fashion Week in Tokyo, and the American Apparel runway show and party I attended last night was impeccably delicious, with lots of mini burgers, Ben & Jerry's ice cream, champagne and gorgeous babes- boys, girls, everyone. What else can we expect from the hipster chain...
I've been working hard and entirely savouring the small bits of free time I get here and there.
|Ready to interview with Hello Kitty (just kidding)|
|Aoyama dori at dusk|
|Ippudo ramen, from Hakata|
|A healthy lunch set of broiled salmon in Roppongi.|
'Healthy' and 'Roppongi' do not go together.
|Dean & Deluca has the special Halloween sleeve|
|American Apparel party: champagne, burgers, ice cream and hipsters|
|My new favourite cafe in Shibuya. |
I want to write here every day.
|A shrine, soothing.|