Confession: I love summer

OK, everyone, I want to hear your secret confessions…

Mine is – I love summer in Japan. I was born in Sweden, where it gets really really cold in winter, and “summer” is at best one week when the temperature is above 20 degrees. Here in Japan, oh baby, you get humidity, heat (35C?), and it is HOT. I change t-shirts five times a day. There are parts of my body that need soap like all the time. Rule 1: Don’t eat butter (makes you smell) Rule 2: Slow down, you move too fast. Rule 3: Don’t complain, I don’t like it, but I prefer it.

Then there are the typhoons. Storms that somehow gather strength way out in the Pacific. One will hit Tokyo this weekend. It just so happens that this is the very weekend when I will move from my apartment to a nice little house that I found recently. Move. Stuff. Carry. Cardboard boxes. Yikes. Kami-san will help drive the truck from Alishan, but will we be swallowed up by Arakawa River going FLOOD? Hope not.

Internet access just might be slightly dodgy for a week or so, but I promise, I will be back, more stories from Tokyo on their way, and we do love comments here at Metroblogging. Thanks, and domo arigatou gozaimasu!

4 Comments so far

  1. Asilaria (unregistered) on July 15th, 2007 @ 4:35 am

    Lol. Your secret confession isn’t so secret!

    I like fall… This, though, is because I’m from Texas. Since the summers were always really hot, it was wonderful to cool off in fall. I would say winter, but I don’t really like the cold. I just don’t like 100+ weather, either.

    Now that I’m in Montana, though…. I suspect I’ll value summer more.

  2. winnie (unregistered) on July 21st, 2007 @ 1:00 pm

    hey, i love summer too…
    i enjoy wakeboarding so much…
    but since i came to tokyo last month, i have no idea where i should go for wakeboarding or even just say hello to the beach…

    can you tell me more?
    i also read your message about “parties for peace”, may i know from where i can get more info?
    i really dun know much about this city, pls help!!!!

  3. Martin Frid (unregistered) on July 21st, 2007 @ 5:59 pm

    Hi Winnie, thanks for writing! Well, there are some small beaches about one hour from Tokyo at Hayama and Kamakura, and some people windsurf there. Take the Yokosuka line from Tokyo station.

    The next Peace Party is Aug 8 at Space&Cafe Polepole 1F near Higashi Nakano station.

    Japanese website:

  4. winnie (unregistered) on July 21st, 2007 @ 9:22 pm

    thanks martin.

    an hour from tokyo station, sounds ok…not that fart!! will try to check out the details from web.

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