I Remember – #741

I remember Anna’s joy at being in Kitchen Town, wandering through stores and examining all of the fake food on display.  Bursting with happiness.

-1 October 2016

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I Remember – #739

I remember when I was quite young, perhaps ten, and I had climbed about halfway up a tree in the backyard at home.  I swung down from the branch, dangled, then let myself fall.  When I landed I rolled, and I remember thinking that I was as ready and prepared as the action heroes whose movies I loved, or the protagonists of the extremely cheesy fantasy novels I enjoyed.

-29 September 2016

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I Remember – #738

I remember the anime store in Akihabara, Tokyo, which was, on the ground floor, very pleasant, if obsessed with Neon Genesis, One Piece, Naruto, etc.  And then the seven levels above which were filled with all sorts of pornographic material, endless, endless, endless.

-28 September 2016

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I Remember – #736

I remember drunkenly stumbling into two young Japanese men near Shinjuku station at about 2 or 3am one morning after a long night of eating and drinking.  These two men told men, in poor English (better than my Japanese!) that they were 24 and asked me my age.  I lied and said I was 24 as well.  To say they were astounded and delighted at this coincidence would be an understatement – many photographs were taken, and everyone was happy.

-26 September 2016

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I Remember – #735

I remember first entering Shinjuku train station, a day or two after we had arrived in Tokyo.  Inside the entrance was a handful of restaurants and a large department store.  Anna and I agreed that we would have to remember this area for later when we were hungry or wanted to go shopping.  Little did we know that the station stretched on, and on, and on, and that we had seen only the slightest smallest tiniest amount of what was on offer.

-25 September 2016

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