memories and july wish list

2021 so far memories

Is staying in the apartment and living each day like the last one considered a memory? I suppose it is, just not a great one? I am being slightly harsh here because I actually really like lurking around the apartment all day normally anyway, so life didn’t change too much for me in that sense. However, we did do a few things. Tokyo has been under a state of emergency off and on but it hasn’t been anywhere near as strict as other countries.

We spent Christmas and New Year here. We went for a cycle on New Year’s Day.

We went to the Tokyo Metro Museum in February which was really good especially for only ¥220 for adults. They have some trains carriages you can go on and you can have a go at a train driving simulation game too. Some of the people working/volunteering there seemed like they might have been ex-train drivers or have worked for the metro, so if you can speak Japanese and you’re into that, I think you could have a really good conversation.

We went to see the Kawazu Sakura・河津桜・カワヅザクラ at Nagisa Park・総合レクリエーション公園(なぎさ公園) where they have 105 trees according to the city website. We managed to go at peak opening time, so we were very lucky.

We went to Ningyocho to Koami Shrine・小網神社・こあみじんじゃ to greedily pray for money, more info here. There was a queue and it is tiny! We saw some sakura in the area.

We went for soba for my husband’s birthday.

july wish list

  • start working my way through my mountain of Japanese study books
  • study something, but what???
  • finish the books I’m half way through
  • walk every day which is going to be hard in the humidity

media consumed

  • Van Weezer (music) – I prefer Ok Human, but this is still a good listen, I would say that though, wouldn’t I? 1 More Hit is probably my favourite.
  • Tender is the Night –  F. Scott Fitzgerald (book) (Read because it was one of Rivers Cuomo’s recommended books and it didn’t disappoint)
  • 21 Lessons for the 21st Century – Yuval Noah Harari (book)
  • No One Is Too Small to Make a Difference – Greta Thunberg (book)
  • Greta Thunberg: A Year to Change the World (documentary)
  • What if We Stopped Pretending? – Jonathan Franzen (book)

I hope your 2021 has been good to you so far,


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