Monthly Archives: February 2012

A mid-term resident of Tokyo reports – Part 6: Bonus points

This is part 6 of what is intended to be a collection of overview reports on living in Tokyo by someone who is here for longer than a short stay but shorter than a long stay. Hopefully they will be … Continue reading

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Random Food of the Day

A doubleheader today of filled figures. There are many versions of these with different shapes and fillings, but essentially it is a waffle / pancake batter that is allowed to set up on the surface and then a filling is … Continue reading

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Tokyo views – simple solutions

In a city known for sensory overload, it is easy to lose sight of the underlying simplicity. A pair of basic bamboo chopsticks with a twig as a rest on a wooden table is a reminder of nature in the … Continue reading

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A mid-term resident of Tokyo reports – Part 5: Home base

 This is part 5 of what is intended to be a collection of overview reports on living in Tokyo by someone who is here for longer than a short stay but shorter than a long stay. Hopefully they will be … Continue reading

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Tokyo views – flowers in February

Winter is usually the quiet season for my pollen allergies, but they kicked into overload a couple of days ago and left me scrambling to understand what could possibly be driving them. On my walk home from Shinagawa station today … Continue reading

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Random Food of the Day

When ordered, we wondered just what we were getting. When it arrived, we wondered just what we were getting in for – or rathar I did, because the rest of my dinner companions made it perfectly clear that it was … Continue reading

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