Today in Tokyo we woke to snow and it was a complete surprise.
Though we had the local news on last night after the sumo tournament ended, I admit I tuned them out since it was all in Japanese and I had no clue about what was being talked about.
Besides, their weatherman’s set-up is so strangely old-fashioned I can’t watch him. It looks like he uses a wooden pointer with a rubber ball on the end of it to point at a screen with numbers and Japanese Kanji on it. It’s possibly the least interesting set-up he could use –from the modern choices of expensive video screens and elaborate graphics—except perhaps an overhead projector.
After a beautiful sunny Saturday, today was a total unexpected turn in the weather that brought a big smile to my face.
However, a bit later this morning there was also a small earthquake—and I must admit my joy disappeared pretty quickly while I held my breath waiting for the slight tremor to build. Thankfully, it didn’t.
But Mother Nature was definitely quite busy today—and all before I’d had my second cup of coffee.