Random thoughts, comments, observations and general fluff from a random bint who left London at the end of September 2004 to embark on a new life and new adventures in Tokyo, land of the cute.... and is leaving mid-June 2010 - and counting!

Monday, July 23, 2007

He who maketh the mostest noise winneth.

This, I honestly believe is (probably) the (unofficial) slogan of the latest round of elections in Tokyo which are, thankfully, over this Sunday.

If it isn't, it should be, as election vans are loaded up with people, (very) loud-speakers and people bellowing into megaphones or blasting music out over the (very) loud-speakers. It's unbearable. It's horrible. It's offensive.

Thank fuck it's nearly over.

Of course, this doesn't mean Tokyo will suddenly descend into silence. If only. But we'll only have to contend with the mega-phones being waved around outside the stores and the melodious affrontage from the garbage trucks, postal trucks, road crossings, platforms, trains, stores, universities.......

sssshhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh. Please!


The weekend was relatively quiet. Saturday night saw a couple of non-alcoholic coffees at one of the few places to have outdoor seating. Sunday was a fondue and booze day. A lot-of-booze day. But it was fun - even if I did fall asleep on the train on the way home and wind up at the end of the route.

Oh well!


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