Monday, April 28, 2008

New post coming... eventually

My camera is acting up again, so unfortunately I won't be able to do another picture post until it decides to behave. Sorry! I'll keep trying, my camera just does this occasionally so I don't think it's permanent (well I really hope it's not, anyway). It just likes to randomly not read pictures sometimes. I think that on my next paycheck I might just bite the bullet and buy a new one. It's just getting kind of ridiculous the number of times my camera randomly decides to malfunction in new and interesting ways.

Monday, April 21, 2008

Friday, April 4, 2008

More cherry blossoms

We've been getting a lot of little earthquakes recently here; just small tremors that sometimes wake me up at night. Just had one a minute ago, actually.
In other news, I went to Ueno Park a couple days ago for some more cherry blossom viewing. Ueno Park has a ton of cherry trees lining a couple paths, so as you walk through you're under a canopy of blossoms. It was really pretty, and it was kind of funny to see all the salarymen having picnics underneath the trees, haha. Picnicking under cherry trees is quite popular here, but there's just something slightly incongruous about seeing a bunch of suit-clad businessmen sitting on tarps having yakisoba and takoyaki under the trees! I'm planning on heading out this Sunday myself with a couple friends to do our own picnic under some trees, in Shinjuku Gyoen.
Here are some pictures from Ueno; I forgot to get batteries for my camera before I went, so they're just phone pictures again. I have a couple pictures of the salarymen and some more of the trees, but they'll have to be a different post.