I have been a bit inactive lately. It’s the winter blues. My mood is very affected by the weather.
If I haven’t been commenting or writing as much it’s mainly because of those horrible winter blues. I don’t go out except for work. I recently met friends in Tokyo, friends I adore, but I still hated going out in the cold.
It seems like everyone gets kind of the same. Down and cooped up in their homes ’til it warms up again.
Then there is that weird person who loves the winter and we winter-haters all shake our heads at…
I did not expect it to turn out this way. No one really did. Tokyo was turned into gridlock. Here’s what my area looked like:
Continue reading Video Of My Snowy Day
Buried alive. We’ve been buried alive in our cozy home. I’ve never seen experienced this kind of snow in Tokyo in all my years here. Look what Mother Nature did:
Continue reading Tokyo Blizzard 2018
The forecasts predict snow on Monday. Everyone is getting ready.
Continue reading Snow Is Coming
On a perfect, crisp autumn day, I went with Lea to try out the Treehouse Cafe.
Nanjya Monjya Cafe
Not a cloud marred the sky.
Continue reading The Treehouse Cafe Near Yokohama
Last weekend my husband’s planned trip for his parents was nearly derailed by Super Typhoon Lan which blew into Japan for its own extended stay.
Despise the wind and rain, we made it to our Ryokan, or Japanese Traditional Inn, in Tochigi Prefecture where the leaves are just beginning to change.
The devastation of Super Typhoon Lan.
Continue reading Staying at a Japanese Traditional Inn
The rainy season can start any day. No need to wait.
Japan’s rainy season is late this year. We keep getting hot to a tad cool weather over here. It’s finally started to become a little more drizzly. Outside my window falls a light drizzle that dampens everything in a glistening coat. Continue reading Where is the Rainy Season?