Yesterday we finished up the last of our plans for Tokyo, and today is the last day of our vacation that is sunny and warm. So we’re spending it walking around an area of the city we really liked; Shimokitazawa.
Here’s for some vintage shops, and hipster cafes. Hopefully some shaved ice as well.
I just woke up in a rainy Kinshicho, Tokyo. It’s my 35th birthday and I’m happily spending it doing weird things with my favorite person.
I love celebrating, but I don’t like growing old. Being old I don’t mind, but the scope of what is possible in life grows smaller with every year, and that I don’t like.
I know theoretically that the shortness of life is meaningful, and triggers us to act. But I don’t always feel it. Which is why today, on the best vacation I’ve ever had, I’m sad to be reminded that this too shall pass.
I’ll hug Agnes a little tighter today. This moment is worth celebrating.
I’m in Tokyo for a couple of weeks with Agnes, and I’m having a wonderful adventure, but also the first proper vacation I’ve ever had. No real work for the entire period. A few calls, a few drinks, and a few emails. But no planning, no deadlines to keep, nothing. Besides feeling weird, it’s also making me spontaneously bubble with ideas. Can’t wait to start working again. But I’m also really happy to see what a little rest does to me.
Also took the time to propose to Agnes. It was a surprise to her, but a 6 month long plan for me. It all worked out amazingly, because she said yes.