Monday, October 24, 2011


My cute wee neighbor, always ready to hi-5
Living here, I've automatically started flipping peace whenever someone whips out a camera. Can't. seem. to. help. myself.
Dance festival on Sado island. Sugoi!
These ladies told me "I am strong woman. I am boss' and then burst out laughing. I think they have a lot of fun together.

My friend Mike tried on my denim jacket. Doesn't quite fit.
Occasionally it feels so good to talk English to other native speakers in Japan.
Hip hop night at a local club. Sometimes they'll stop the music and have a dance competition. I've witnessed some really cheesy synchronized moves. Amazing!

After toying with the idea for a while, I got a fuji film instant camera. It sure is nice to have a polaroid back in my life. I forgot the thrill of watching it develop before my eyes and the joy of being able to share it with people instantly. Thanks for all the lovely comments on the hyaku en post. I'll announce the winner tomorrow! 


  1. Aww I really want to live abroad! Thank god we still have fuji film (please bring the polaroid back, someone?).

  2. Cute snaps, thank you for sharing! I've also been toying with the idea of investing in an instant film camera and after seeing this post I'm inspired to finally make a purchase! Instant photos are so much fun!

  3. Yes, please bring polaroid back! Have you heard about the impossible project? May be a good alternative in the interim.

    Ladybird, I definitely don't regret buying the fuji camera. So much fun!

  4. i have been thinking lately that i need to get a polaroid in my life... yes, i think i'm going to have to add that one to my christmas list! ;)

    ps. your neighbour is so stinking cute! x

  5. Yes she rather cute! And her brand new baby brother arrived a few days ago. It's pretty exciting.

    Definitely add a polaroid to the christmas list. It's so much fun!

  6. I love the last photo, spontaneous dance competitions?! That's how life should be.

  7. Yeah your all photos are great...
    Me love your blog..