|I think this is from the anime rather than the manga, but whatever!|
2. Book shopping
Despite having a book based blog I don't actually go book shopping that much, weirdly! If I am in the area of one of the big bookshops with a decent English section in Tokyo I will always go and have a look, but because I am trying to read in Japanese all this month I have been going to bookshops and picking up things that look interesting to try to keep my motivation up. I forgot how much I love book shopping! I forgot how much my wallet doesn't love book shopping! Hehe.
3. Barley tea
Now that it is warmish in Japan (although having said that, it's really not very warm today), I feel like I can start enjoying all of my usual food and drink that gets me through Japanese summers, starting with barley tea. It's super easy to make, you just throw a teabag into a jug of water, put it in the fridge and wait for a few hours, but there is nothing quite so refreshing as a glass of barley tea when you've been walking around in the sun all day. Yum!
4. Realising that I can change things that are making me unhappy
So I didn't have the best week last week (in spite of all the books!), but after thinking about everything that has been bothering me, I have realised that although I can't control some of the things that are making me unhappy, I can accept things and try to make the most of them, or think of ways to stop them from getting me down. I can also take a step back and realise that although things aren't too great at the moment, overall I am pretty lucky!
Now if you'll excuse me, I have some Japanese reading to do.
Book shopping will always make us happy I think, even if our wallets protest!返信削除
Taking a step back is a good idea sometimes. It's easy to get caught up in the things that are bringing you down and forget all the good things that are generally still there. That's something I forget to do and should definitely make an effort to do more often.
Have a lovely week, Jenny :D
I think so too!! I would definitely have pretty much no money if I lived in a country with an abundant supply of English books (and had more bookshelf space)... I would be so happy though! Hehe.削除
It really is! I get so caught up in my own little Jenny world of doom and gloom that it really is important to try to see the big picture sometimes. And, now that I'm a few days into the week, pretty much all the things that I was getting down about have sorted themselves out anyway, and I seem to be handling the stuff that I can't change better. Yay! I think writing out this list kind of helps me to think about stuff, so I am definitely going to carry on doing it!