More disposable camera pictures. An elderly sushi chef was pretty impressed with my disposable camera. Gained street cred, a pity I don’t speak enough Japanese to tell him I don’t do this all the time. Japan didn’t disappoint – is it even possible to be disappointed ? Always a first for everything – from sashimi for breakfast (strange to begin with but BREAKFAST OF CHAMPIONS YES) and post-dinner snack* of zaru soba from a ticket vending machine. I don’t even know where to begin, you are so full of tasty meals, Japan !
* There is no such thing as one too many meals in Japan.
I have resisted Japan for a long time, to the point of almost forgetting how obsessed I was with Japanese pop culture when I was in my teens. Like Europe, I’ve always imagined visiting Japan when I would be older (and with more money in my pockets). I’m not sure why I always end up with camera malfunctions when I travel. It’s so stressful running around trying to find disposable cameras but, fine, on hindsight, I wouldn’t have scored these analog pics otherwise. I love how Japan wasn’t all bright and shiny in them – grittier and that 80s feel, just brilliant.
It wasn’t so long ago when the sun was blazing hot and I was complaining how Europe wasn’t equipped to withstand the summer heat. I think I can definitely get used to summer holidays in France.
Things I found out about Stefan Sagmeister after the show. Love the visual feast and the anecdotes but still not convinced about meditation.
The Happy Show
La Gaîté Lyrique, 3bis rue Papin, 75003 Paris, France
28 November 2013 – 9 March 2014
It doesn’t matter that the park has seen better days. The combination of woods (hello, Blair Witch Project), derelict statues and dearth of visitors on a pleasant summer day just gives me the creeps. I for sure know I wouldn’t be caught dead coming here after the sun sets. Trivia alert: Sinéad O’connor’s Nothing Compares 2U music video was filmed here.
Pretty apt for a Friday evening when I’m still so optimistic about the amount of things I can accomplish over the weekend. Check with me again come Sunday night. Bon week-end while it lasts !