a The Transit Lounge: Thomas and Friends

Back in the Day: I had a quarter life crisis, headed to Osaka, Japan for the unknown–only to discover that a passport plane ride are not necessarily a ticket to escape. Some Years Later: Settled back in Oz, the man of my dreams ended up in Tokyo for work–which is how a passport and plane ride showed me home is where the heart is. And Now: Well as luck would have it, we are about to embark on Japan Mark 3, with a baby in tow and another on the way...

Friday, November 6

Thomas and Friends

This is the train, the Fujikyu Line, that takes you from Otsuki to Kawaguchiko. It reminded me of my experience in the Maid Cafe, and made me feel like I was in some sort of kindergarten zone, which for me is an odd feeling because I don't have kids....and it felt wrong to be on this train without any kids!

For a closer look, click below. The Japanese are the masters of incorporating "kiddy" into the run of everyday life, even when it sits on the border of Wrongtown.

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