I like railway stations. I can see people on the opposite deck and do my brief observation before a train will bring them soon the other way. Railways speak to me about journeys I take. These two boys reminded me that my journey is about staying connected and it’s important who I’m travelling with.
Month: June 2017
This mysterious bearded man in Akihabara, I heard, has become part of the landmark there. He was pacing to and fro the crossing and stood posed when he spotted me lifting my camera to take this photo. He remained so even after I moved on, albeit just for a while. I found out from social media that he’s there everyday but will be hard to find during festivals amidst the crowds. He resembled a mystery figure you’d find in a RPG, one who’d give you important information on how to progress or who’d give you an essential item in gameplay. Somehow, I suspect he knows that.
I ate ramen with a vengeance whilst in Tokyo. This little shop near east entrance of Shinjuku station offers a delightful mix of that and delicious tempura-based items for the pick. I love mingling with locals while we ate and standing while slurping noodles was an experience for me. This gentleman just got off a mouthful of udon and his expression mirrored mine – Oishī!
Can’t believe the humble umbrella is 4,000 years old. What’s more amazing to me is its construct remains largely the same over the course of time. The brolly is one of the most unassuming inventions to me. It knows it’s time and space. It loves the rainy day but is prepared to work sunny too. Versatile. I’ve got much to learn.