Vernicious Knids

Random musings and snapshots about life, love, travel and everything in between...

Sunday, December 31, 2006

From our house to yours...

Yoi otoshi o - Happy New Year!
(Not our house, but cute anyway!)

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Tuesday, December 05, 2006

It's been a wonderful year...

One year of blogging down...

If you haven't remembered to buy a present...
...feel free to just leave me a comment!

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Monday, December 04, 2006

The Simple Pleasures...

One of the many things I love about living in Japan is making new discoveries. This is just a simple Tokyo neighbourhood with a nondescript ferro-concrete house with barred windows and some overgrown azalea bushes...yet it also has one of my favourite things...a stone lantern ! Granted it's not the most gorgeous example of a stone lantern...but it's a stone lantern nonetheless - and they always make me smile!

And then I walk further down the street and I spy a giant red paper lantern. Yes, it may be looking a little worse for wear...but look at the love bestowed upon it. It's covered with a plastic sheet to help protect it from the elements. These red paper lanterns are used to advertise drinking establishments - especially hole-in-the-wall izakayas like this one...At night time they are usually lit up and look even more spectacular! This lantern has been hung quite high as it's over a footpath, usually they hang quite low to the ground. I found these lanterns on our walk to Mukojima Hyakkaen...but the beauty of Tokyo is that you can see these kinds of objects...everywhere!

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Sunday, December 03, 2006

Is it real?

Has the Thames ever actually looked this blue?

Tower Bridge at Tobu World Square.

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Saturday, December 02, 2006

The Answers...

It seems that 50% of my musical tastes are too obscure for my regular readers so here are the rest of the answers...
  • It was all just a dream, Oh no (15 Minutes - The Strokes)
  • What's wrong? What are you afraid of? (She Lives in my Lap - Outkast - the spoken introduction done by Rosario Dawson)
  • Camera got them images, Camera got them all (Ted, Just Admit It - Jane's Addiction)
  • Well you can give me all your love, And anything else you got too (Baby I Don't Care - Transvision Vamp)
  • Freak out, give in (Cherub Rock - Smashing Pumpkins)

A special mention must go to Amy for identifying 3 of the tunes...Applause!

Thanks for playing...

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