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Urban Farming in Tokyo
Video for Monocle magazine on Pasona headquarters in Tokyo

I remember driving past Pasona’s HQs and being awestruck by all the greenery sprouting out of their building. I did wonder what the inside was like. Now I know. Such a great example of Tokyo’s green living.

When Asking Yourself If You’re Doing The Things You Love in Casual Japanese
HIRAGANA: やりたいことやってるの?
ROMAJI: Yaritai koto yatteru no?
ENGLISH: Are you doing what you want?
VOCAB:
Yaritai means “to want to do something”
Koto means “a thing”
Yatteru means “to do something (informal/casual speech)”
Note: particle ‘no’ in this case, is used as an indicator that the sentence is interrogative.

When Asking Yourself If You’re Doing The Things You Love in Casual Japanese

HIRAGANA: やりたいことやってるの?

ROMAJI: Yaritai koto yatteru no?

ENGLISH: Are you doing what you want?

VOCAB:

Yaritai means “to want to do something

Koto means “a thing

Yatteru means “to do something (informal/casual speech)”

Note: particle ‘no’ in this case, is used as an indicator that the sentence is interrogative.

The French have a phrase for it. The bastards have a phrase for everything and they are always right. To say goodbye is to die a little.

Raymond Chandler, The Long Goodbye (via larmoyante)

I just wanted sushi for dinner but ended up having to choose this entire set. The server took the time to talk about their special menu for that day and I, being the person that I am, ultimately, said HAI! (YES!). 

I just wanted sushi for dinner but ended up having to choose this entire set. The server took the time to talk about their special menu for that day and I, being the person that I am, ultimately, said HAI! (YES!). 

I thought I couldn’t make it to the Wonderland! HAHA! These adorable pieces are taken from a family friend’s daughter’s birthday party and the theme was I you already know, Alice in Wonderland! The teacups, teapots, cupcakes are all so adorable! I love it! :)
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I thought I couldn’t make it to the Wonderland! HAHA! These adorable pieces are taken from a family friend’s daughter’s birthday party and the theme was I you already know, Alice in Wonderland! The teacups, teapots, cupcakes are all so adorable! I love it! :)
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I thought I couldn’t make it to the Wonderland! HAHA! These adorable pieces are taken from a family friend’s daughter’s birthday party and the theme was I you already know, Alice in Wonderland! The teacups, teapots, cupcakes are all so adorable! I love it! :)
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I thought I couldn’t make it to the Wonderland! HAHA! These adorable pieces are taken from a family friend’s daughter’s birthday party and the theme was I you already know, Alice in Wonderland! The teacups, teapots, cupcakes are all so adorable! I love it! :)
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I thought I couldn’t make it to the Wonderland! HAHA! These adorable pieces are taken from a family friend’s daughter’s birthday party and the theme was I you already know, Alice in Wonderland! The teacups, teapots, cupcakes are all so adorable! I love it! :)
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I thought I couldn’t make it to the Wonderland! HAHA! These adorable pieces are taken from a family friend’s daughter’s birthday party and the theme was I you already know, Alice in Wonderland! The teacups, teapots, cupcakes are all so adorable! I love it! :)
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I thought I couldn’t make it to the Wonderland! HAHA! These adorable pieces are taken from a family friend’s daughter’s birthday party and the theme was I you already know, Alice in Wonderland! The teacups, teapots, cupcakes are all so adorable! I love it! :)

きょうのおひるごはんはうなぎです❣ いただきます❣ Today’s lunch is Unagi bowl! Itadakimasu! #japanesefood #eel  #unagi #food 🍚👌😋 (at Mitsuwa Marketplace)

きょうのおひるごはんはうなぎです❣ いただきます❣ Today’s lunch is Unagi bowl! Itadakimasu! #japanesefood #eel #unagi #food 🍚👌😋 (at Mitsuwa Marketplace)

Some people are uncomfortable with silences. Not me. I’ve never cared much for call and response. Sometimes I will think of something to say and then I ask myself: is it worth it? And it just isn’t.

No One Belongs Here More Than You, Miranda July (via fromliterature)

Beams are turned into murals at Universal City station. 🇺🇸🚅😊 #trainstation #losangeles  (at Los Angeles, California)

Beams are turned into murals at Universal City station. 🇺🇸🚅😊 #trainstation #losangeles (at Los Angeles, California)

I was always attracted not by some quantifiable, external beauty, but by something deep down, something absolute. Just as some people have a secret love for rainstorms, earthquakes, or blackouts, I liked that certain undefinable something.

Haruki Murakami, South of the Border, West of the Sun (via hellanne)