Tops Tuesday is keeping me sane. It reminds me that there are good things (sometimes even great things!) about Japan but also gives me perspective and an outlet for my frustrations by allowing me to select something as 'Not Tops.' Find out what drives me bananas/insane this week after the jump...
Hanami (cherry blossom viewing) and Springtime
Today has been the warmest so far this year at 18 degrees. I used to shudder at the mere contemplation of any temperature below 20 degrees but this is welcome relief after one of the most frigid winters on record. To think it was snowing great chunks of ice just last Wednesday, and now the sun is shining and the pink buds on the Sakura trees are edging their way towards full bloom. Only a couple more weeks now and this place will be a pink paradise!
Aforementioned Frigid Winters
I have already mentioned before that this is simply not on. Why do people choose to live in sub temperatures like this? There are reasons the arctic regions are largely inhabitable. Because humans weren't meant to be cold. Not to mention the poor insulation problems and the lack of central heating. Lift your game, Winter!
What are your favourite hanami hot-spot recommendations?
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