Apr. 16th, 2011

spinelstar: (sparkle)
Today was a pink petal day.

It was cloudy this morning and, predictably, started to rain this afternoon. So it was raining when I left the elementary school. The extra weight of the raindrops was causing the cherryblossoms to fall, so it looked like it was snowing everywhere. I hadn't realized I'd parked my car under a cherryblossom tree, and it had this adorable smattering of pink petals all over it. The way the petals were falling was so pretty and slow-motion and perfect that it looked fake. I wish I'd been able to take a video of it or something. ♥

And then for my bath today I used one of the bath bombs I bought at the Lush store in Osaka. When I'd picked up the one called "Pink" the lady at the store had said something about "kami (paper)", so I figured it must have had a streamer in it or something (I'd heard of ones that do that). But it was confetti. It was these adorable little pink paper hearts, floating all over my bright pink bath. It was such a delightful surprise, because I really wasn't expecting that. :3

I heard that the Prime Minister of Japan asked his people not to have cherryblossom festivals this year, claiming that it was not a good time to celebrate. I know this isn't my culture, and I appreciate that we need to honor the dead, but I can't help feeling like this particular idea is bogus. I think Japan needed to enjoy the cherryblossoms this month. I know I did.

Unfortunately, I did not have the opportunity to participate in the traditional practice of hanami (flower viewing). But it mostly involves picnics and drinking and socializing, none of which I am very fond of/good at, haha. ^^; So maybe it's just as well. Saw a lot of amazing cherryblossoms, though. It is now officially off my bucket list.

And just because I happen to have one prepared, I shall give you another poll question. :3

What's a convergence, and why is it kind of kinky? )

I have to go to work tomorrow, on a Saturday. What's up with that?

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