Some care about their pizzas. Some look for the ultimate spa. Somehow, ours (me, my wife, and our five-year-old) came to be coffee shops. It’s where we hang out, grab some espresso and quiet moments. We got into the habit in Ireland and Italy in the early 00s (before the kid came about), and solidified our obsession in Seattle. Wherever we are, if there’s some good coffee in a relaxed setting, I’m happy.
I was talking to a couple last night about their obsession: Onsen (hot spring bath). We went in together to a pretty good place, really a replica of a high-grade Japanese public bath/spa called Morino-yu, and splurged on a izakaya-style dinner in yukata afterward.
What is so refreshing and interesting to me traveling in asia so far is how pervasive the influence of Japanese pop culture is here. You can find pretty good replication of food, music, spaces that trick you into thinking you are in Japan, even if it was 70s/80s Japan.
I expect this to change rather dramatically, once we are in India, though. We leave tomorrow…
The mackerel girl and the bacon boys never intend to meet one another...but they finally did
Here is the Emperor of Lime...
The ballet tattoo. Your signature. Simple, unfinished lines almost made me chuckled. Yet, it draws me most.
Innocence. I had a problem grasping the idea of preserving the innocence when I first read The Catcher in the Rye...
Complex relationship with Fire Exit
I could still remember the fragrance of last night imprinted deep in my memory
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