I never thought that I’d be sharing a holiday with a typhoon. It was like having a crazy distant relative crash your wedding out of sheer boredom.
This happened on my recent solo holiday in Japan. The day Typhoon Mindulle landed in Tokyo was the day that I was supposed to be flying off to southern Japan.
The morning of the typhoon, the weather was still mild. It made me positive that my flight would go as per scheduled. Only when I started watching the LIVE weather report that I became worried.
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For lunch today, I ate at a Japanese Ramen restaurant named “Tonkotsu King” nearby my workplace. It always seems crowded during lunch hour, so I was thankful that the lunch crowd had left when I visited it at 230 pm.
The shop’s ramen is surfed with pork bone broth, and pork meat of course. While the meal was rather lackluster (and not of value for money), I found the decoration of the shop to be superb. They were playing older, jazzy Japanese songs, and I love the posters and ornaments found all over the shop. For a while, I felt that I was really in Japan.
So, instead of taking a picture of my ramen bowl, I photographed the shop’s interior!
1 Tras Street
#01-19 Orchid Hotel
Nearest MRT: Tanjong Pagar
I was first introduced to Haruki Murakami’s works when purchasing a Vintage double-set of “Alice in Wonderland” and “Wind-Up Bird Chronicle”. “Alice in Wonderland” was the book that caught my attention, not “Wind-Up Bird”! Anyway, the book was very different from what I had read so far at that time. His works tend to be surreal and have unwritten rules which I’ve to follow. Or else, I wouldn’t be able to enjoy his works.
So, five books of Murakami in my stack and more to come, definitely.