Started with a bright weather on 1 January, 2015 was indeed a tough year for me. Not only because I divorced in the middle of the year, but also because of moving to the current new apartment, completely changed the way of my life. But still, it was an unforgettable year for me in many ways.
Since my work didn't have much affect on me, I put most of my energy on my hobbies, such as drawing, photography, reading books and stuff. I do those things as long as I wanted, and sometimes I found myself deep inside myself, and went far far away from the real world. In order to keep myself in the world, I went to take a long walk more often than not. It was usually 15-20km walks around the city of Tokyo, and during this new routine, I began to like Tokyo much better than before.
A gorgeous Alasaka Palace in the early morning when nobody was out there, or mid night walk all the way to my home (I missed the final train to my home, thus I walked for hours). These weren't boring at all, in fact, it was a piece of my pleasure life. And I'm grateful if I can keep walking in the coming year as well.
Of course, my obsession with drinking continued, perhaps it got even deeper. Regardless of the place, I went to Japanese tea cafes, coffee shops, or bars whenever I felt like it. I love spending time out there with my books and musics. And by sitting on a stool or big sofa, I could somehow sensed I was still in the real.
Since I enjoyed living in Tokyo, I didn't go the distant places this year, except the northern region Hokuriku, and Kansai region including Kyoto and Kobe, where I hadn't been for more than a decade.
Well, things aren't as good as it's supposed to be, however, I'll continue to try to make it better in 2016!
A big smile for you :)