Some randomness

There are so many things I want to write about, like this random lady (customer, not personnel) in a supermarket who gave me a coupon in a bread aisle and explained it to me (using Japanese, English, and gestures) that with these stickers every over 100 yen product would cost 20 yen less. That was so unexpected, so strange, and so sweet. I have no idea why me.

Thanks to this kind lady I saved 120 yen! 🙂

Or this random guy working in the same supermarket who says hi and smiles every time I’m there. And yesterday I saw him riding a bike and he greeted me, too. I’m not sure if he’s mistaking me for someone or if he’s just that friendly. But it makes me smile.

Or this random and very confused teenager whom I asked about garbage bins at Tokyo Game Show and who didn’t know any English but still did his best to help me.

Btw, Tokyo Game Show without Japanese = 20% of experience (basically only shops and visuals). But I still got some pretty cool (free)  stuff there 🙂

Fan is especially useful (it’s still so hot!)

And this random and very shy kid in a coffee house who told me “dozo” while I was waiting in line for my coffee which made them mix up our orders (I was supposed to get ice coffee with whipped cream) but I said nothing because explaining that without Japanese was impossible. 


And coffee was great 🙂

(I was writing this on the subway and missed my stop – twice ;))

Wrong turn (or train) 

You know what this is? 

Chuo-Sobu Line

This is an empty train. In Tokyo. At rush hour. 

You know why this train is empty? Because it reached its final station. And it’s not my station. Apparently, thinking about everything and nothing while on the subway makes you take the wrong train and stay on it till the end. So now I’m trying to get back to my station (or at least somewhere close to it). 

In other words, I took Chuo-Sobu train instead of Tozai train and realized my mistake on the very last station and only because it got suspiciously empty. 

Journey home: 90 minutes instead of 30. But hey, at least I like the subway! 😉  

It’s not raining! 

And there is a typhoon coming to Tokyo tomorrow, so I refuse to waste two days in a row. And there was a minor earthquake today which made me somewhat uncomfortable. 

So I went underground (no logic here) and am now on the subway to Ueno-okachimachi Station 🙂 


Oh how I missed traveling on the subway. I spent last few days exploring my neighborhood on foot and now I’m on the subway to Asakusa (going to Sensō-ji) and I love it (because I love people-watching). I wish I could take pictures of people around me but I guess they wouldn’t like that 😉