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Gu-ri-mu-pu-se-su (“Glimpses”)

An Illustration in Sunlit Dining

~Tuesday, March 19th, 2013~
(Saint Etoile, Kaihinmakuhari)

“Breakfast in a ‘French-style’ bakery at the train station. The toast set includes a small salad of cabbage, lettuce, corn, tomato, and hard-boiled egg, topped with mayonnaise. But the toast is good–thick, like Texas Toast. Blueberry-grape juice makes for a surprisingly delicious combination. Tastes a bit like jam.

Ashtrays everywhere. Here, you can get a $20 ticket for smoking on the street (and Chad almost did, first thing yesterday morning), but you can smoke most anywhere, indoors. There are designated smoking areas in restaurants, even fast food joints.

Also everywhere: R&B music. Like right now, at the bakery, or yesterday at Mos Burger (where we ordered a tempura veggie burger with rice patties for buns). Except that I don’t recognize any of the songs. It’s like Japan has some never-ending reserve of obscure, 90s R&B jams. Reminds me of Perry.”

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mexican flag colors inside a Japanese bank

More to come, Friends. Always more to come.

My Whole Life

One of those pairs of glasses was stolen

“Tsundoku”

"Sexual Knowledge" courtesy of Sperry

積ん読

some finished, some not

Noun

~OR~ Way Unfinished Homework

“(informal) the act of leaving a book unread after buying it, typically piled up together with other such unread books” (from Wikipedia)

mostly half-finished

I stumbled across this word the other day and read it aloud to Chad. He didn’t say anything, just looked around our apartment.

short stories, for short stays

If nothing else, it is comforting to know that I’m moving to a place where the language accommodates so specifically my exact mania.