Clothes Shopping

Today’s my day out with Icepath 🙂
We went clothes shopping – down at Don Don Down on Wednesday at Shibuya.
It’s a second-hand clothes shop that reduces its prices down a notch on Wednesdays, which explains the shop name. I didn’t really bring much winter clothes over, so it’s time to get a bunch 🙂

The current price tags are as such
Eggplant ¥7,000
Spring Onion ¥5,000
Carrot ¥4,000
Peach ¥3,000
Strawberry ¥2,000
Grape ¥1,500
Pumpkin ¥900
Banana ¥500
Mushroom ¥300
Watermelon ¥100

How this works is that each piece of clothing is tagged with a fruit or a vegetable, and each week, the price rotates downwards. Next week, the Eggplant becomes → Read more


 Meeting T in Tokyo

I had an extremely delicious minestrone cup noodle by Topvalu, and then ダラダラed (lazed) in my room until late morning.  I then forced myself to get up and take a shower before heading out for my lunch appointment with T at Akihabara. I met him at the main exit and we walked off from the station.

He asked me what I wanted to eat, most probably for fun as he knows I don’t really have much of a food preference. I shrugged and said anything.

Along the way, we spotted an exhibition going on. I’m not exactly sure what the whole event was about, but there were many figurines from

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Today I watched this programme called Sarameshi. This programme covers the life of people who work through the night. The first job insight was about a guy who cleans airplanes. Like the outside of the airplane. They clean this gigantic airplane with small mops and brushes, well small when compared with the plane itself. It didn’t occur to me that planes had

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Falling off my Bicycle

I fell off my bicycle and met two kind souls. It felt really fated. It still hurts though.
I was on my way home after meeting up with a friend from my home country. He came over to my prefecture for a day, so I had dinner with him before heading back to my apartment. On the way back, I cycled past this plump lady who had tons of bags that she was holding while cycling. It was then that I felt cold and decided to stop to zip up my jacket. As I struggled to zip it back up, she cycled past me. Once I was ready, I proceeded forward and was about to cycle past her when she pedalled to the left. I couldn’t stop, but I could kinda still go past the space between her and the railings on the left, so I tried to, but my bicycle somehow managed to get hooked with another parked bicycle on my left. I tumbled out of my bicycle, my bicycle crashed → Read more

Where are all my friends from?

I have always wondered how many Japanese and International friends I have as compared to the number of friends I have in my home country. So, I decided to open up my Facebook friend list and give it a count. I know this is hardly accurate – since a number of my friends don’t use Facebook, but this is the easiest so here goes.

Upon counting – and wasting my morning away, I found out that → Read more

#2 Fukayomi – Organ Donation

I watched another FU.KA.YO.MI session on the television this morning.
Today, the topic is about organ donation after death. In Japan, there is a small area at the back of one’s blue National Health Insurance card that gives the owner a chance to specify whether they would like to donate their organs after death.

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Getting Colder

It’s getting colder here. My digital clock informs me that my room is approximately 19 degrees at night. I purchased a nice warm blanket for myself. It’s extremely fluffy and soft to the touch. I also got warm slip-on house shoes 🙂