Monday, May 25, 2015

End of May

May is already coming to an end, and it seems like all I've done this month was work, but I really enjoyed it. I love my new schedule so much- I work in shifts, sometimes during daytime, sometimes evening, and in between I write from home. I avoid most of the rush hour trains and I have time to cook, exercise and well, have a somewhat normal life. Last week I made a chocolate mousse cake and a lasagna, and every morning I make a different smoothie. I feel much more relaxed, for the first time in my Tokyo life.

The weather has been gorgeous in May, very warm and summer-like, minus the mosquitoes and humidity. Along with November, I think May is the best time of the year in Japan. June is rainy season, so I'm taking advantage of the sunny days and non-rain boots days.

We booked some tickets for Canada this summer, and we will visit in July. I'm so excited to see my family and friends again, the cats, and eat tons of fruits and kinds of cheeses (and butter!!! Japan has had a butter shortage this year). I will spend time in Montreal and also Toronto, just like last year. It's something to look forward to for the summer, and it's coming very soon.

I've had some fun assignments lately: I did a yukata photo shoot and class for a magazine, a beauty fair coverage at Tokyo Big Sight, interviews with some famous French and Japanese chefs, and a Tokyo food trends piece. I was also a special guest on one of the radio programs at NHK World, in the French section (my section!).

I'm also back in a Wong Kar-wai phase, I just re-watched "In the Mood for Love", such a beautiful movie. I wonder if I can sneak in a trip to Hong Kong or Seoul before Canada?

Sunday morning brunch in my household

NHK elevator selfie

View from the Yurikamome train line, Odaiba