Sunday, August 29, 2010

Week 35

Traditional Japanese forecasting says that the summer heat will break on or about August 23rd. It's full week later and daytime highs are still in the upper 90's (35c+) with lows around 80 (27c), not to mention 90% humidity. Modern forecasters say this will last at least another week, something that hasn't happened since the Edo era when they started keeping records.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Week 34

After a year and a half free of them I finally found a cockroach in my kitchen. I wonder if its being there has to do with the food that I bought since I decided to cook for myself and not eat out all the time?

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Week 33

What I learned (realized) over summer vacation: That big/cool/interesting temple is never at the bottom of the hill.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Week 32

I'm up in the north woods (in Nagano prefecture) by the lake (Lake Nojiri) getting attacked by every bug in the forest, except the mosquitoes... which is almost kinda nice (though I now realize what an insectaphobe I am.)

Monday, August 2, 2010

Week 31

I forgot to post this week.