Saturday, 29 January 2011

EDIT: Accidentaly posted this unfinished the other day, finished now.

My flowers :)
Siting at kokubunji station for the last train. Its surprisingly quiet, but it is the train going to tokyo. Tonight was really fun. I went to a little 居酒屋(izakaya-japanese style pub) with Hannah, a few of her friends and Jack from edinburgh. Jacks visiting from Kyoto where he studies so it was really nice to see him after such a long time.
Tonight i got to speak japanese with locals, try 飲み放題 (nomihodai - all u can drink) for the first time, play some Korean drinking games and also try mochi pizza. It was actually really good.
While we were sitting in the Izakaya, a Japanese guy came over and gave me and Hannah some flowers and said 'welcome to Japan' lol. Usually I detest looking so western, as it makes you stick out like a sore thumb, but every cloud has a silver lining I suppose. Who am I to question spontaneous flowers from a stranger?


  1. thanks for the thoughtfulness...

    my entry: #570..

  2. Found you from the A-Z Challenge, it sounds like it’s going to be so much fun (with a bit of stress thrown in) and I can’t wait to get started!! I’m now following your blog on GFC and I hope you have a chance to check out my blog.

  3. Gosh, I hope you're okay if you're still in Japan. A-Z Challenger, too.

    Blog Book Tours Blog

  4. How kind :) Thats awesome! They're pretty flowers too.

    Sarah Allen
    (my creative writing blog)

  5. LOL :) Every cloud does have a silver lining.

    Following you from A-Z blogging challenge!

  6. Hope you are safe and well in Japan.
    I'm a new follower from the a-z challenge. Nice to meet you!

  7. Nice to meet you through the A-Z challenge! Hope you catch up soon, can't wait to read more!

  8. yes, very interesting to read about. You will go under favorite A-Z bloggers tab.

  9. NEver say no to pretty flowers--unless you're allergic to them. great meeting you through the a-z! You're lucky you get to go there and I hope you are safe from the aftershocks. Gambatte!

  10. That was so sweet of him. The more I learn of Japanese people the more interested I become. You must be having an amazing experience.

  11. That is pretty cool to receive flowers like that. Found you through the A to Z challenge.

  12. Wonderful blog and love the title, "Spirited Away" as it reminds me of one of my favorite Miyazaki movies.

    I am also living abroad in Singapore. It is very difficult to be away from home, and I applaud your bravery and fortitude!

    Keep writing!


  13. Visited Japan many, many years ago. Lovely place. Really feel for the hardships the people are going through right now.

  14. Happy Easter! I'm stopping by on the A-Z Challenge.

    Wish I could visit Japan.

  15. That's sweet! My brother is arranging to teach English in Japan for a year and he's really excited about it. It's good to have good stories to refer him to.

    Tina @ Life is Good
    and I are joining forces in a followup A to Z challenge. We're going to visit and comment at each of the original A to Z participants, and we hope you'll join us!

    Shannon @ The Warrior Muse