1958 interview with Aldous Huxley on “The Mike Wallace Show”
i fancy a banana
i just don’t know what to do with myself || the white stripes
planning everything for two
doing everything with you
and now that we’re through
i just don’t know what to do
I finished SEVEN episodes without stopping. There is no shame in this kind of addiction. Now THIS is what I call a holiday.
Postcards For Ants, Lorraine Loots
[Tokyo’s Hidden Gem]
Somewhere in the vast city of Tokyo is a tiny Japanese pub (izakaya) being run by a very kind old couple. If you’re lucky enough to find it, it’s the greatest place on earth, where you can just sit down and relax with amazing Ume-shu made in 1996, lots of good food, and super nice locals for company. Many thanks to my friend for letting me visit this wondrous place. :)
Cousin dearest is currently traveling in Tokyo. While chatting with him we find our that we’re both at Starbucks to get our coffee fix. Magpinsan nga talaga kami.
After only working here for just a few months, my co-workers at Saravio were super duper kind to me on my last day of work. Not only did they treat me to dinner but they gave me a gift and a letter filled with really awesome messages from everyone. Gaaah! Leaving is getting harder and harder to do.
Calico Cat Cafe
After a long wait, I finally went to a Cat Cafe! I had a bit of time before my flight back to Oita so I decided to pass by Shinjuku to visit these cuties. I don’t spend on parties, drinking or going around BUT I do spend on cats. The inner cat lady is strong with this one. Www. Who can say no to these adorable kitties?
Despite me living here for nearly 4 years, Japan never fails to make me chuckle every now and again. This time, it’s watermelon slice plastic bags. They made extra special plastic bags (with zip locks) for water melon slices. AND! They save you the pain of buying a watermelon that’s not so sweet by telling you the “sweetness level”. This one’s apparently a “12”.
My co-worker and friend, Calvin, knew I loved cafes and he was determined to bring me to this cafe called グリーンスポット (Green Spot) which is located in our tiny city of Beppu. It’s run by this family and despite it being an off-the-road hidden cafe, there were so many people that came during the short time that we were there. Why? Because they make the most diverse and amazing coffee in the world. Coffee is my addiction of choice and it shall be part of my life until I die. I can tell you that this place serves coffee like no other. The owner (granddaddy) of the place explained to us that because they use drip-style coffee with huge amounts of beans, it normally takes 48 hours for them to “brew” a batch. The most famous drink that they have is called『琥珀の女王』(Queen of Amber). I ordered it (pictured above) while Calvin ordered a “Jamaican Rum”. Calvin’s was an intense experience while the Queen of Amber is the most exquisite coffee drink I have ever tried so far.
I don’t think I can go to any other cafe for about a week. Dear humans in Beppu, you must go there.
*Note: Some pictures are not my own*
THIS SUMMER BREAK SHALL BE THE MOST AMAZING SUMMER BREAK A WORKING INDIVIDUAL CAN EVER HAVE.
THANK YOU UNIVERSE FOR YOUR GENEROSITY!
LET’S DO THIS!
If my future kids and grandkids ask me about that that war Israel and Palestine had in 2014, I wonder what kind of response i’ll be giving. What kind of answers will I be giving to questions like…
"What did other people from other countries do?"
"What did you do?"