hanami + urahara

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How’s it going? I’m in a pretty good mood today! Today was supposed to be my back-to-work day, so I got up and headed to school as usual only to be told to go home and come back Wednesday. Actually I thought things were taking a downturn when I got to the door and realised I had forgotten my key, but I managed to climb through a window (I wonder if any of my neighbours saw) and things were fine, lol.

Finally did some hanami on Saturday! I haven’t done a proper hanami in a couple of years, since last year I wasn’t feelin’ so hot and had to go home after about half an hour.

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Yoyogi-koen. Soooo many people. It’s crazy. When you’re walking through the trees you can just hear the decibels rising with every step. We had a lot of fun drinking in the trees, though.

One thing, however, I really wanted to do while I was in the area is take some pictures of my favorite shops. I have a plan to try drawing and watercoloring these later.

I’ll put them here.

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(me)
〒150-0001 Tokyo, Shibuya, Jingumae, 4 Chome−28-28 Lucessimo1F-B

Popped in here to buy a really cute necklace, actually.

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Nadia
〒150-0001 Tokyo, Shibuya, 神宮前4丁目28-29

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Romantic Standard
〒150-0001 Tokyo, 渋谷区Jingumae, 4−25−35 渡辺ビル

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womb
〒150-0001 東京都渋谷区 神宮前 3丁目21−10 フィールドワンビル101

Actually I never shop here, but the store front in so interesting to me.

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Random
〒150-0001 東京都渋谷区神宮前4-28-7 RDMビル B1F

I’ve never been in here, either, but I have an ancient picture of me in high school standing next to their sign just because of the name.

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Moena Cafe
東京都 渋谷区 神宮前 4-27-2

Another place I’ve never been, but I love these stairs.

I almost never go to actual Takeshita-doori because of the crowds. The last time I tried going there was a Wednesday, so I thought it would be OK, but no. Takeshita-doori is perpetually unmanageable now. And all my favorite shops have packed up and left. :/

Urahara is the best, though. Maybe one of my happy places.

Also popped in for a delicious burrito bowl at Guzman y Gomez.

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Guzman y Gomez
〒150-0001 Tokyo, Shibuya, Jingumae, 1 Chome−11−6, ラフォーレ原宿 Laforet Harajuku

Guacamoleeeeeeeee!

Anyway, it was a good day. I’ll let you know how the paintings go.

Off to the night job now. Later. 🙂

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the secret keeper

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I have this Rilakkuma notebook that I carry everywhere. It’s super cute and I’m sad because it’s filling up fast and soon it will be out of pages. I use it for everything:

lesson planning
project ideas
notes to self
memorizing lists
blog ideas

(↗︎believe it or not there are a million in here since my last blog and sometimes I just flip through when I’m bored and lol because I am shameless and weird)

And more so than any of that possibly: journal entries.

Profoundly dark and angsty, yet mindlessly optimistic and enthusiastic. Every now and then I type these into an old private live journal where they can rightfully rot and die or later be perused for entertainment/reference.

Then I rip out the pages
and shred them to hide the
evidence because I’m insane.

I’m not saying I kill people. I’m not even writing smutty things. It’s literally teenage-style lj angst.

I live in terror that I’ll come back to my bag one day and see someone reading it. So though I’m sad it will run out of pages soon, I’m also slightly relieved.

 

Anyway, the pressure of making a first real post was too much to handle, so this is what happened.