It’s raining. It looks like it’ll rain for the rest of the week. It’s definitely rainy season. Who likes rain? I look forward to the end of rainy season.
Monthly Archives: June 2009
Sometimes it’s difficult to find the book I want in Japan. I basically have two choices, Yurindo in Landmark Plaza in Yokohama or Kinokuniya (2 stores) in Shinjuku. The newer Kinokuniya store next to Takashimaya is the best for selection. But I often go to Yurindo, because it’s not so far from where I live. I seem to buy too many books, but it’s because I don’t know when the books will be available again. Well, I just had that experience today. I bought “The Reality Dysfunction: Part 2” by Peter F. Hamilton. I’d already bought part 1 months ago, as well as the rest of the series, but I just couldn’t find part 2 of the first book. Today, I finally found it at Yurindo! And best of all, they were having a sale. I bought it for only 150 yen. Unbelievable!
By the way, I’m currently reading “Wyrd Sisters” by Terry Pratchett. I’ll have a short review of it when I finish the book. I should finish it soon.
Here is part 2 of the Nishi-Shinjuku tour. We’ll start off from Shinjuku-chuo Park.
And that’s the end of the tour. It’s mostly skyscrapers, isn’t it? Coming soon will be a big Kamakura tour from May 2005.
On the same day that I visited Ueno, I went to Shinjuku to take in the skyscrapers of the famous business and government centre of Tokyo. Shinjuku Station is really big. It’s so easy to get lost in the station if you don’t know where you’re going. It’s the world’s busiest train station. There are several areas around Shinjuku Station, including the shopping area east of the station, the skyscraper district west of the station, the large garden/park of Shinjuku Gyoen, and the entertainment and red-light district of Kabukicho. I’m interested in architecture and buildings, so I went west to Nishi-Shinjuku, the skyscraper district. I will do this set of pictures in 2 posts.
At this point, I crossed the street over to Shijuku-chuo Park, home to some homeless people. I will continue the Nishi-Shinjuku tour in part 2.
I’m on my way to work now, but when I got up, I saw the news that Michael Jackson died. I was very surprised. He suddenly died like Elvis Presley. Are you surprised?
Edit: This news is very big news in Japan. A lot of my students have been talking about it in class. So many are so surprised.