Natural disasters aside, I'm slowly getting ready for Canada, although it seems so far away since I have so much work to finish before I get on that plane. I had to borrow a suitcase since I chucked the ones I came to Japan with nearly five years ago, they were falling apart after moving from Shikoku to Osaka to Tokyo. What a journey it has been! How can I catch up with friends back home on four and a half years gone by, where do I even start?
I started the week by watching Lost in Translation, and somehow it never manages to look dated, not even after ten years. I went to my fitness class and feel really good and motivated. I'm eating a lot of tofu lately, I found those black sesame and edamame varieties, and I'm hooked! The edamame tofu even has chunks of the bean inside, it's so tasty. Tofu, ajipon (I know most people prefer soy sauce) and shiso leaves are what I want to eat every day.
It was also tanabata on Monday, the star festival. I'm a bit sad I didn't get to tie my wish around a tree, but it was raining anyways, which means the lovers did not meet across the milky way. The whole city is now colourful, and those summer evening lights are gorgeous. I did not wear a yukata either, but I hope to do so later this summer for fireworks when I get back from my trip.
I want to stock up on a few books for the long plane ride awaiting me- any recommendations? Music recommendations are always welcome, too!
|How cute is this Tokyo community bus?!|
|Friday night was wild, milk and doughnuts|
|Edamame tofu, black sesame tofu, shiso|
|Tanabata evening lights|
|Heart-shaped handle in the train! Keio, I like you a bit more.|
|The clinic tried hard with my name...|
|Homemade quinoa salad and Vogue-|
perfect night in