Tanuki’s cave

In Uncategorized on April 14, 2010 at 4:07 am

A sake and yakitori bar, down the steps into a basement from the sake bar upstairs, rectangular bar, wall mounted tables for two along the outside, stools and the bar top for those on the inside, eating don buri, and garlic prawns, with my ever improving chopstick technique, sipping on sweet plum wine, studio ghibli film (porco rosso I think) on the flat screen at the back of the room, listening to bob over the speakers and the balding thirtysomething man to my right, wearing an interesting t-shirt who is talking the ear off his long haired, bespectacled friend. Reminds me that we are the hero of our own stories. Reminds me that I probably do the same, monopolise conversations to tell you about me. Reminds me that life is about the doing and not the talking. Reminds me that the iconic/ironic t-shirt has replaced the well tailored suit as something that every man must have in his wardrobe. Reminds me that I’m kinda tipsy on one and a bit glasses of plum wine and it’s st patricks day, a time for the oirish and people who like wearing green to drink until they can drink no more. Reminds me that I’ve got to be up early to collect the hire car tomorrow. Reminds me how multicultural I find Auckland, as small as it is.  Reminds me I bought a new cap today, a pin striped Cuban style one, think fidel and che, small peak and squarish top. Reminds me that I need to write the novel. Reminds me how much I’m looking forward to being in south america, even though I don’t know what I’m doing or where I’m going or who I’ll be staying with. Reminds me how much I love shazam and standing iPhone held high as it records the snippet of music to tell you what this new song that you like is. Reminds me I have to send some postcards out (if you want to be added to the occassional postcard list ping me an email with your address). Reminds me that I still need to see fat freddy’s drop in concert.

Reminds me sitting in tanuki’s cave how much I miss japan/Tokyo.

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