Old Habits Die Hard

I have a shitload of work to do and have been drinking all kinds of caffeinated drinks for days so I probably shouldn’t be surprised that this combination of work overload and sleep deprivation finally managed to awake my wanderlust. Which means I’m even more miserable because I don’t have time to leave my apartment for more than an hour a day. And that’s just not enough!

Today I finally caved and went for a longer walk (which reminded me so much of my midnight walks in London and Tokyo!). It was either that or going to sleep and I have too much work to even think about sleeping for next 36 hours.

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After this power walk I feel less like a caged animal and more like a human. And it’s a good feeling.

I was rather pleasantly surprised by the weather: there was no icing and temperature was around ten degrees Celsius which is quite hot for December in Poland. I recorded the video below just four days ago:

▲ This is how Polish usually winter looks like. ▼ I’m not gonna complain about it yet, but I hope in about a week or so there’ll be more snow. At least that much:

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photo taken by my mum a week ago

BTW, anyone recognizes what I was listening to while recording the snow? How about a small hint? 😉

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It’s snowing there, too!

Here Comes The Queen

Just came back from a short jog through the streets of Tokyo after a typhoon (#16). It’s not raining anymore and temperature is perfect (somewhere between 18 and 22 degrees Celsius). Loved every second of it. It’s so quiet and peaceful outside and I really needed a break (listening on repeat to that made me wanna go on some quest instead of finishing my work).

I should’ve taken a photo of empty streets. Instead I can only post a photo of my poor shoes.

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hope they’ll be dry by the morning

(Earlier today the same typhoon forced me to buy an umbrella – felt like admitting defeat but it was either that or getting drenched to the skin.)

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dripping into my tiny bath

Mmm… noodle soup!

Guess what I’m eating for breakfast? 😉

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Mmm… noodle soup! [Friends]
No, it’s not a noodle soup. It’s a morning soup: perfect for rainy mornings. It looks like that:

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Morning Soup

I’m not sure I like it – it has a strange taste. But this is the first time I’m eating a corn soup, so maybe I just have to get used to it. I guess it’s better than eating buttered toast.

Weather service says it’s going to be raining all day today which means that instead of going to Ueno Park as I planned, I’ll spend this day cleaning my apartment and working. And that’s just sad.

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Doctor Who