It was a strange weekend for me: two big group events (and almost no shopping). I always dread going to these types of large group events...I just don’t know how to act at them. In a small group I do ok....but with a lot of people I can’t seem to find my footing. It is annoying. And because of this I hate going and avoid them whenever possible. When I do have to go to one....I am always filled with apprehension, but they are never as bad as I imagine they will be. Both events went smoothly and for the most part I enjoyed myself. Sadly, I didn't take any pictures. If any of my wonderful readers want to share their pics, please let me know.
Ok, now, on to the tidbits:
Tidbit #1 and 2
The other day I spotted this:
Now...I admit, from the front it doesn't look special at all. But....peep this:
It is a Avantime built by Renault. It was only sold in Europe and Japan in small numbers. It was never a very popular car and only built for two years. I think it is the second time I've ever seen one. I really like it. It is a family car with very interesting designs. I love the details of the rear lights. At one point Renault started using these design cues though out their entire range. Some of the vehicles were more successful than others. I stumbled across my new favorite when I was researching this post. Check this one...
That’s some serious back end!
I was lucky enough to run into this army of Metro workers. I always see them by themselves cleaning the subway platforms, steps, ect. It was very strange to see them all together. If I was anywhere but Japan...I would have thought they were up to no good, but this being Japan, I am sure they were doing some authorized group march.
Both times my brother has come to Japan he has accosted me for not owning a scooter. Japan must be one of the few places where scooters are actually cool. Of course there are tons of motorcycles as well, but I am sure I would kill myself within a month of buying one. So....scooters it is. While in Japan, I have seen a lot of good ones, but this is one of my favs.
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I love the pure utilitarianism of it. It looks ready to go whenever you get your sorry act together. I like, I like.
Over the past month or so I have relaxed a lot in the sneaker department. I haven't been out buying sneakers in a while. But that doesn't mean I not looking at all the samples that are coming out soon. These caught my eye in a big way.
I love the textured leather and the bear on the back heel. Such nice blue and orange as well. I will be buying these when I have the chance.
ps. A last note to explain the lack of posts last week. I was a little sick almost the entire week. It was really annoying. I would much rather be really sick for a short time, than a little sick for a long time. It sucked. I stayed at home all day today in hopes of finally getting over this weak, but stubborn cold.