September 1, 2014

The September Link Love


Hello there September!

I could have sworn I had a few more weeks of my birthday month...but alas it is over and we are heading straight into fall, it seems. Not sure how I feel about this.

Last month, my Obon break consisted of three flights, five airports, and a typhoon! So much for swimming in the ocean every day. But I did get to spend quite a bit of time on or around the Seto Inland Sea, so I can't really complain. And there is nothing like the joy of seeing good friends and family to fill your day with smiles! So glad I got to see everyone!

This month we have two holidays in Japan, the Respect for the Aged Day is on the 15th and the Autumn Equinox is on the 23rd. It's a little early but I'm planning on doing a big fall cleaning of my apartment because I'll be away again at the end of the year (which is when we usually do our big once-a-year house cleaning in Japan). 
And also because my optometrist may have mentioned that my blood tested positive for house dust and mold allergies last week. Is that even a thing? (My itchy eyes seem to be telling me yes.)

I'm also looking forward to another wedding and catching up with high school friends this month! What are you up to in September? Hope there's less rain and more sun this month! x



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- Ready-to-eat version of the rice curry from my university cafeteria is now on sale.

- Trying to remember these yoga moves at work.

This music video by Cameroonian singer-songwriter Irma is amazing.

- Would love to go on a long trip with just a carry-on!

- Imabari posts coming soon!

7 comments:

  1. Popping in to say hallo. (Despite my thundering silence, I'm still alive.) This has been the coolest, wettest, shortest summer in my decade in Japan. I can't believe it's late August / early September and I'm actually sleeping under a duvet!

    My September plans? Surviving my workload and -- I hope! -- having coffee at Starbucks in Shinjuku! ;)

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    1. Ru is sleeping under a duvet? What is going on? I'm technically sleeping under the duvet, rather the cover. The duvet has shifted and I'm using the cover only for now. :D

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    2. Ru, you sound so busy! I'm guessing this depressing summer isn't helping at all. Hope you get through September, sounds like quite a load! But I'm always free for coffee! :D

      Dru, what IS going on? And what on earth is a duvet?

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    3. Duvet, pronounced "doo-vay" is a blanket.

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Duvet

      Often the same stuff you put on futons.

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  2. I know how you feel. August seemed to have flown by. September is starting to do the same but I have 3 days off from my paying job this month. We'll see if I am super busy or not. So far, yes....

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    1. It seems like everyone is back from summer vacation and ready to start working lately! We also have two public holidays this month! So it'll whiz by, too...maybe even as I write this...haha.

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    2. This week I know a few students who are having long vacations and taking advantage of the holiday weekends.

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