i arrived in Tokyo without too many complications, other than the flight was delayed. when i asked when we were leaving for Tokyo, i think the airport staff answered with what time we were expected to arrive there, a difference of 4 hours. as i dawdled around the airport i heard a last call for boarding for my flight and ran to the gate in time, being the last one to board. i can read signs in Japanese, since the characters are similar to Chinese. But I can't understand Japanese. the vowel pronounciations are as those in western languages, something i expected, but it doesn't help in comprehension yet. the hotel room is adequate and tiny. i like that the toilet functions as a bidet as well. everything is preciously scaled. it reminds me of a story of a cellist friend, Gayane, who when she traveled through Japan with her violinist husband, she could not open the cello case in her room without hitting the walls. i experience the same in my room just moving around it. it feels nice to get into blogger and the internet without restrictions and a fast internet speed.
but there is hope - a green rooftop garden!
i'm in a funny mood. now i will plan what to see in my neighborhood today in Shinjuku and will have a lot of exciting things to photograph.