A Year in an Instant


Day 6

Instant photo for Day 6 of “A Year in an Instant” by Nuno Coelho Santos

Apartment hunting continued today. I went to visit this one bedroom apartment in Shimotakaido, which is one stop away. I didn’t fall in love with it. I also went to check out Shimokitazawa. This is not the Shoreditch of Tokyo as I expected it to be and for this reason I feel cheated. Even the ramen I’m eating right now is nothing beyond standard. I’m going to consider other areas.


Japanese people have such a high standard for fashion. It blows my mind everyday. I feel like a lowly peasant in every social setting.


I’m meeting Hsiao tonight. Hsiao is my whiskey connoisseur, born in Taiwan and resident in Manhattan, New York City. She is staying at the Park Hotel Tokyo as part of a stopover from her flight back to the US. Hsiao and I worked together at ustwo but I have very few work memories as we were in separate offices.

My fondest memories with Hsiao are drinking whiskey in New York at multiple locations, drinking whiskey with her friends in her apartment, finding the lead singer of The XX on a London bus, and drinking whiskey again tonight.

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