Tuesday, 24 June 2008

Meanwhile, across town...

I was at University yesterday, checking out books in our departmental library. That's a distinctly dangerous hobby, with khenchi there. But seriously, it's time to ditch the Japan blues and get down to business. Looks like I'll have to go old-school this term. That's right, I'm going to have to ... <gasp>... STUDY!!

For my fellow JUDEans, welcome to the new semester. Before we meet on 7th July, I hope we are all on the same page here. We'll be studying Old English [shudder], Middle English and Renaissance English literature. I personally think it's going to be a lot of fun, studying Chaucer and Langland and Marlowe and Shakespeare and Kyd. In other words, Dead White Europeans. Dontcha jes love 'em? Also, my optional is Drama of Ideas chosen mainly because it sounded easy. *keeping fingers tightly crossed*

Also, an Important Announcement:
When we sally forth to our dust-drenched first floor next month, we shall be greeted by a sight that shall make us instinctively fall to our knees and grovel in praise of all the gods of the multiverse: new toilets! Of course, the floor is a complete mess right now, and I literally had to leap over piles of rubble to get to the library, but the aroma of stale pee shall hopefully be gone by the 7th, replaced by the nice-new-urinal smell. Thank you, Professor Lal/faceless University Funds Manager!

Saturday, 21 June 2008

Japan Trip! III Finale

1. Garden outside Roppongi Hills :
2. Forest overlooking the Kiyomizu temple :
3. Forests of the Nintoku burial tomb :
4. Stream in the Expo '70 Park :
What impressed me about the Japanese is their careful respect for nature. Did you know that around 70% of Japan is covered in forests? Compared to that, India has around 30% forest coverage. And yet Japan is an industrial powerhouse. Wow, I say.

Monday, 16 June 2008

Japan Trip! Part II

Ain't he just a darling? Japanese babies are just so kawaii [cute]!!

Sunday, 15 June 2008

Japan Trip! Part I

Here are some beautiful photos I took in Tokyo:
1. Street at night
2. Roppongi Hills garden
3. Outside my hotel, with that oh-so-cute receptionist
4. An interesting carving in a restaurant
Check again later for more Japan Trip! pictures

Saturday, 14 June 2008

I'm back

Hey everyone! Just came back from Japan. I'll upload some pics in the next few days. I'm very tired, what with the jet lag, and everything. Since I'm back, let me introduce my friend Shounak's blog, http://shounk.blogspot.com/
It's a cool blog with reviews, original work, and some harmless fun, all with a dash of pop lite.