So… I think I completely jinxed myself the other day when I wrote about how E is finally waking up at 5:00 am. Because today she woke up at 3:58. And yesterday, 4:02. And the day before that–well, you get the idea. Amazingly though, I’d been pretty healthy despite my lack of sleep until E graciously coughed in my face and gave me her cold sometime last week. It was a glorious gift that had me shaking with a high fever and sounding like a duck that spent the entire night singing karaoke at a smoke-filled bar. Meanwhile, E was like a walking, talking, leaky faucet that somehow managed to be her funny little self throughout her relationship with our shared cold.
Yes, it was a beautiful week at our house.
But we’re back. And just in time because K is here in Japan this weekend and E has a couple of Halloween parties to attend. Halloween parties in a country that generally does not do the whole trick-or-treating thing. Weird, but that’s Japan.
And speaking of Japan and all that is Japanese, I thought I’d share a few shots that I took at Odaiba the other day. I think it was the day after the typhoon, and we were blessed with gorgeous blue skies and summer temperatures. I ventured out with my 70-year-old Leica rangefinder packed with some good old black and white film. I thought having only my film camera would force me to practice more with it, but upon arriving at Odaiba, I immediately regretted not bringing my DSLR. I mean, it was an amazingly beautiful day. What. Was. I. Thinking.
So what in the world are these color photos of this huge robot, you ask? Well, they were taken on my iPhone. Because, well, I figured he would look better in color. I’m not a huge fan of Gundam or any other kind of robot for that matter, but this guy was pretty impressive. I’ve lived in Tokyo for a while now but it was actually the first time that I saw this. I’ve been to the building you see behind him many times, but I never bothered to go outside to check him out. Or rather, I was kind of unaware that this gigantic robot was standing out in the back, waiting for his picture to be taken.
Oh yes, and here we have the obligatory feet selfie with the aforementioned camera. And just to show you that I did manage to get a few shots with it, here are a couple of shots from my old Leica.
I still have so much to learn about photography, it’s pretty daunting. But the nerd in me (which happens to be all of me), is giddy with excitement. I can’t wait to practice more and get better at shooting in both digital and film. (I should really probably stick with one of them and master that first, but they’re both so interesting. I can’t help myself.)
Anyway, hope you have a great weekend, wherever you may be.