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Oui oui oui…

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This time for sure,

while I am in Tokyo,

I will start studying French.

(Yes, I said it.)

The text book is

right in front of me.

I bought it the last time

I was back in Tokyo

but I never opened it…

Okay, tomorrow,

on my way to Shibuya,

I will read/study it on the train.

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hurry up, come out

Slowly….

little by little,

it’s walking towards me,

it’s going to hit me hard soon.

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The sun is not even out for another 3 hours or so.

I am wide awake.

………….

Oh, so jet lag has finally decided that

it’s not going to leave me alone.

Great.

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Tada, in Tokyo

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My first day since being back in Tokyo

has been very mellow.

I was going to go outside

but then I realized I didn’t have

the key so I couldn’t leave my home.

Ooops.

So pretty much all I did today was

listened to the Beatles for hours,

(and I am still listening to their music now);

unpacked my suitcase

and cleaned my room;

colored my drawings….;

thought about how to make money

so that I could go to the West Coast

this summer…etc etc

Not much to tell

so I think I will go back to

coloring my illustrations…

Hopefully I will have something

to tell you tomorrow.

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Oh, you know?

I can’t find a roll of film that i finished

in NY.

I wonder where it has gone…

 

 

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dear somebody special NY life

You, you or you…

3 months I spent in NY

was truly lovely

despite the harsh winter.

No,

even the harsh winter was

part of the beauty.

I got to see so many familiar faces

I got to meet so many new faces.

You will never know how much joy

you have brought me

and I hope,

I was able to bring you,

perhaps a little bit of joy to your life as well.

You might ask,

what my favorite part of being

in NY was.

Then I say,

I loved every single bits of it.

Just being here,

inhaling the air,

walking on the street,

hearing the musicians play music

in the subway,

seeing people,

meeting people,

greeting strangers,

being greeted by strangers.

Seriously everything.

…I was just so so happy

and this wouldn’t have been

the same

without

you, you or you.

I’m talking about YOU.

Thank you.

 

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little thoughts. NY life

Magic Garden

A day trip to Philadelphia

with Matthew

and his sister Alex and her boyfriend Chris.

We went to Mutter Museum

which was interesting

but very disturbing and sad.

I don’t know what to say about the place

so I guess I will just skip

and move on to the pretty part of the day.

After the museum,

we went to Magic Garden.

This is my last weekend here

and I have been doing a lot of things

so it feels like I should be able to write more.

Maybe I can write about this week

once I am in Japan.

It’s easier to write about the days that past

than about the present moment.

ciao ciao

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just another day little thoughts. NY life

It’s here…

Did you do anything special today?

I didn’t.

But I felt happy.

It was pretty windy today

and I usually don’t like

a windy day

but the wind smelled like spring.

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Sad.

I don’t get to see the flowers blooming

or the trees growing brand new leaves

here in NY.

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But happy.

At least,

it makes me want to be

as sensitive as I could

so I would feel the season changing in NY.

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Smell of spring always makes me feel

hopeful.

That is why I can’t live

at a place where

there is not much season changing.

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So what’s next for me?

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gourmet NY life places to go ~NY~

Cravings


five spiced pork belly

This weekend,

pretty much all I wanted to eat was

Sandwich and chocolate.

(oh, and cookies.)

…and my cravings were satisfied just right

because I had a very tasty Cambodian sandwich at

Numpang.

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21 east 12th street, new york, NY 10003

M-Sat 11-10PM

Sun 12-9PM

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If you are in the area,

I think it’ll be a nice place to go.

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Collections places to go ~NY~

a jar full…

I love buttons.

I get so excited when I see

huge tubs filled with vintage buttons.

All the colors and different shapes

inspire me to make something.

They are like candies

that don’t kill your teeth.

So sweet.

Yum yum.

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On Sunday, after having a brunch with

Matthew (yes click!!) at Fada,

I was walking to go to

Mast Brother’s Chocolate

and decided to stop by at Junk on Driggs.

You know, when you pass by at a thrift store

or a vintage store,

and when you feel like something is

calling you,

your instinct is usually right.

You will find something that excites you.

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I went inside the store

and stumbled upon pools of buttons.

Yes, butterflies in my stomach.

I think I stayed there for 90 minutes or so,

just searching for pretty buttons.

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I got an eye candy and inspiration,

instead of a candy wrapped in a gold foil.

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little thoughts. NOT-to-do-LIST NY life

There is a reason…

why you don’t hear

too much about

people using Dr.Bronner’s soap

as toothpaste.No, don’t do it.

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Don’t take me wrong though.

Dr.Bronner’s soap is one of my favorite soaps still.

…………………………………………..

I am satisfied,

now that I actually tried using

it as toothpaste.

 

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Blue Bottle Coffee

Blue Bottle Coffee

160 Berry Street, Brooklyn, NY
M-F 7-7, Sat & Sun 8-7

Another thing I did over the weekend

besides the bus adventure.

I finally got to go to Blue Bottle Coffee in Williamsburg.

Matt, Drew and I tried to go on the New year’s day

but it was closed

so after a whole month, we finally made it there 🙂

coffee (Sulawesi Toarco Jaya Peaberry)…excellent

atmosphere….liked it

price…just about right

music….liked it

location…I like how it is a little bit

away from Bedford ave.

= big smile