Since returning from Sendai, I've been keeping things low-key, staying around my local area, and drinking lots of coffee. I've had more time to think about life and such- not only my Sendai experience was an eye-opener, but every once in a while I reassess my life choices, and being in Japan is an important one.
I don't see Japan as an 'experience' anymore as my life is here, but it doesn't mean I don't miss home, family and friends. I especially do lately, I miss Montreal a lot and the lifestyle. I miss random things like living in the Mile End, picking up bagels at St-Viateur, those crazy good sandwiches near that big Greek church, Sunday brunches sitting outdoors, and seeing cheap gigs at La Sala Rosa. I miss my friends, and I miss my mom. I've been gone for so long now, I am losing track of what my friends back home are up to, and even though we somewhat keep in touch, our lives are so different that I'm scared it won't be the same when I see them again. Maybe they think I forgot about them since I haven't been home in so long, but I haven't and I want to visit so badly.
Yet, living in Japan is amazing- I love my life here, and lately I'm the happiest I've ever been, so it's bittersweet. I can't stop saying it, but I am thankful for all the opportunities I've been given here and all the amazing people I've met. It's also the most relaxed and peaceful I've been in a long time, so that says a lot.
But yeah. Sometimes I just want to eat a bagel and a smoked meat sandwich.
|Lion says stop.|
How adorable is that?!
|The most expensive latte I've ever had - ¥780 seriously?!|
But cute latte art.
|A bowl of café au lait and pain au chocolat|
at one of my favourite cafe, Le Pain Quotidien
|Caramel cheesecake (oh my god) and a serious latte|
at Mois in Shimokitazawa
|Relaxing on the sofa with my "relax bear" socks.|
I love having a sofa!