|Michiko and me|
So, life is full of surprises.
No matter how much you plan something, life has a way to just happen and change everything around. The past 48 hours have involved two packing sessions and two unpacking sessions, a horrible Hiroo room filled with an infestation of cockroaches (my worst nightmare), three hours of exterminating, a comeback from the indestructible breed (straight out of a horror movie), a night at the hotel (you can guess which kind), and I finally gave up.
I now live near Shinjuku.
On the bright side, the room is big, clean and modern. Not the area I wanted to be in, but hey, I have to be a big girl and accept it. Never liked Shinjuku much, but I'm actually closer to Nakano, which is possibly a cool area. I think I grew up a little bit in the past few days- realized that a nice apartment in a so-so area is much better than a filthy shoebox in a trendy area. Sigh.
So, I'm here now. I love my room actually. I have lots of space and great stuff like a bright red rice cooker, pink pots and pans, a nabe pot, a large table.... um, basic life necessities. There's a supermarket nearby, a river to run along, the Marunouchi subway line, a real French bakery, and this fellow blogger. It's old-style Japanese with a few pachinko parlours scattered along the river, discount fruit and vegetable shops, a manga cafe and some greasy ramen shops. I want to get a ママチャリ(city bicycle) and ride around this place.
I think I might like it.
|I can finally relax|
|Breakfast in the park with a certain photographer|
is the best thing ever