Sell Your Soul

Sell Your Soul

Another busy week in my life.  I think I am finally finding a good balance of my work schedule, Japanese study, photography and family (at least this week).  I hope I can continue to balance this and maybe find a little more time for exercise.  I have been watching what I eat the past few months and was able to drop down from 86 kilos (190 lbs) to 81 kilos (178 lbs).  My target weight has been 82 so this is pretty good but I would still like to lose a bit more.   I'm not sure what my new target should be but maybe 78 kilos. Today's Configuration: Leica M Monochrom with a Summicron 28mm f/2.0

Jiyugaoka
Jiyugaoka

I've been driving a lot to beat the heat but wanted to get out and shoot a bit so I took the train.  Tokyo has been in the mid to high 30s this month (90s fahrenheit) to it has been pretty uncomfortable outside.

I am running out of t-shirts.  I really need to pick up a bunch up on my next trip to the states.   I always try to buy clothes in Japan but never end up finding anything.  Shopping in Tokyo for clothes is always a let down for me and a lot of foreigners.   Now that I wear casual clothes at work I don't have nearly enough.

Jiyugaoka Station
Jiyugaoka Station
Jiyugaoka Station
Jiyugaoka Station

Shibuya Station is such a mess right now as it is being renovated.   The entire reconstruction will take 10 years to complete.

Shibuya Station
Shibuya Station

We have an awesome charity drive at work called Sell Your Soul where everyone offers up skills they have to the highest bidder.   I offered up a few photography related ones including a street photography lesson.   Jon ended up with the winning bid so one night after work last week we headed out for a bit of photography.

Jon
Jon

Doraemon has re-invaded again this year...   There is around 100 of these surrounding my office.

Doreamon
Doreamon
Roppongi Hills
Roppongi Hills

Friendly taxi driver...

Taxi
Taxi
Akasaka
Akasaka

We headed down to Yurakucho.   I first went here shooting with my friend Steve when he came to Tokyo.   After I started working in Marunochi with my previous company I found myself going to this area a lot for dinner.  There are a lot of little small alleys under the train tracks packed with little restaurants.   It's a great place to head in the summer when you can sit outside and enjoy the evening air.

I took one of my blog readers Len's Lens and his wife Diane for dinner one night as well when they were in town about a year and a half ago.  I haven't been back since so it was nice to get to explore this area.

Yurakucho
Yurakucho
Yurakucho
Yurakucho
Yurakucho
Yurakucho

I took a few of my favorite images in this alley...

Yurakucho
Yurakucho
Yurakucho
Yurakucho

This area is a maze of little alleys...

Yurakucho
Yurakucho

But I always end up here...

Yurakucho
Yurakucho

Thanks for stopping by today...

Staying Balanced

Staying Balanced

Reinstated

Reinstated

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