DEAR TOKYO

I'm happy to repeatedly walk around this city taking photos and eating every food I see.

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On this freezing night of my first day back in London, I was fully intended to sit down and start writing my journalism law essay, but of course, I'm too jet lagged to do so. oh, well. So here I am, presenting you a few snap shots from the first day of my Tokyo trip two weeks ago. Which I come to think, for someone who visits Japan so much, my Japanese is pretty bad. I tend to ask questions, and realise I don't understand a word those friendly Tokyo people reply. Even so, I'm still so happy to repeatedly walk around this city taking photos and violently eating every food I seeThere's always goole translate after all. 

回到倫敦的第一個晚上,身體似乎還習慣著亞洲的溫暖,毛衣長褲手握著熱茶,縮著四肢來到了電腦前。原本的計畫是好好坐下來,完成下禮拜就要繳交的作業,但由於時差,實在提不起勁只好作罷。哎,還是明天再開始吧(遮臉)眼皮雖然沈重,但時間顯示現在才晚上六點(不行,還不能睡),索幸叫出之前在東京旅遊隨手拍的照片,一邊回憶,同時與你們分享。想想,以一個這麼常到日本的人,我的日文實在不太行,日本人出了名的彬彬有禮,任何問題都會耐心解答,但我這樣三腳貓的程度,就算問了也不知道對方回答什麼,時常鬧笑話。不過,語言的隔閡並不能阻擋我對東京的熱愛,在這個走訪到數不清的城市,逛著同樣的街道,吃著相似的美食,我還是樂得開心。

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Indeed, the population of Tokyo is somewhat overwhelming, and most streets are overloaded with signs, and yet, it doesn't seem to exhaust you. In fact, I'm always terribly hyper when I'm there. And there was also these amazing pancakes from Clinton St. Bakery-the BEST I've ever had. Warm and fluffy. Not to mention the gigantic christmas tree in Disney Land. I reckon Disney Land is one of the best places to celebrate days like Christmas and NYE, don't you think? For me, it is the first 24 hour of your trip that really reflects the sense of travelling. The excitement of looking outside the taxi window, wondering what will rest of the trip be like. The beauty of guessing. 

Meanwhile, back here in London, I'm dramatically jet lagged with tuns of deadlines ahead of me. Argh, the side effect of long holidays! Now, time for bed. 

的確,東京的人群多得嚇人,狹小的街道也因為過多的招牌顯得更擁擠,但即便是這樣,身為旅客的我卻一點也不會覺得喘不過氣。仔細想想,自己每次在這裡心情反而都更興奮。第一天,我們在當地朋友的介紹下,嚐到了我吃過最好吃的煎餅,又鬆又軟,快!趕緊把 Clinton St. Bakery 記到口袋名單裡。另外,這次也如願以償在迪士尼過到了聖誕節,真的好喜歡這種熱鬧的慶祝氛圍,下次來體驗跨年看看好了。對我來說,一趟旅行最令人感到雀躍的應該就是那剛下飛機的前24小時了,滿懷期待,望著車窗外幻想著接下來的旅程會怎麼樣,嘴角都會不禁上揚,應該不只我這樣吧。

時間回到倫敦,時差作祟,眼前卻有著堆積如山的課本與論文,玩了這麼久,該還的還是還(笑)好的,先去睡了,我們下次見:)

-Tiffany