Month: September 2023

  • Happy Mid-Autumn Festival

    Happy Mid-Autumn Festival

    I got an unexpected bonus following my morning commute: a Mid-Autumn Festival badge! Nana and I got up at 4 a.m. to watch Japan triumph over Samoa in rugby. So when I set out this morning I was lagging. I had the legs, I had the lungs, and I had lots of green lights in…

  • What A Long Hot Road It’s Been

    What A Long Hot Road It’s Been

    Today marks the record-breaking 85th consecutive day where temperatures in Tokyo exceeded 30C, and that’s not expected to change for at least another four days. I’d been watching the forecast for the weekend, and a few days ago it showed a high of 32C for today, and that’s pretty much my limit. I asked José…