A few colourful, happier things… I've been cooking a lot this week and packing my lunch box every day, it's amazing how much healthier I feel (let alone richer). I made some Italian staples like risotto, but also packed simple sandwiches and carrot sticks. My boyfriend was so surprised to see I packed a sandwich and raw carrots for lunch, I guess it's a little unusual in Japan and he thinks this kind of food is more fit for a rabbit. It's funny how such regular habits suddenly turn out to be a huge cultural gap. I've been taking long walks in addition to going to the gym, spring is definitely here as I came out of hibernation and feel more active (maybe I really am a rabbit).
A few days ago I saw a movie called Like Crazy (2011), and it really left a strong impression on me, a bit like Lost in Translation and Chungking Express did. It's a straightforward story about a long-distance relationship between LA and London, over a few years, and the difficulties that comes with it. Not that I ever personally experienced that, but I could relate to the growing pains, the visa troubles, the girl being a writer and that kind of career and lifestyle. Such a simple movie, loved the main actors and wardrobe throughout the movie and I watched it twice already. I don't know why, but it made me feel so good.
In other news, back to the gym: I'm seeing the worst habits and lack of manners in the locker room. Am I being picky and noticing flaws all over, or is leaving your outdoor shoes right on the locker room floor acceptable? Not to mention the sitting right next to me in the sauna when the whole sauna room is completely empty, splashing water, not wiping sweat off the seat/machines, littering and other things I cannot mention in such a public space. It's such a nice gym, too! Sigh.
|I have an apron, from LoFt|
|Mr Donut is all about ¥100 strawberry doughnuts|
|My lunch: miso soup and risotto|
|Bamboo-lined Nezu Museum|