I went back home through Nagoya where we had about an hour of delay, but hey, at least the plane was mostly empty!
This is the last time I’ll complain about this new WP editor, I promise. But gosh, scheduling and editing stuff cannot be done easily using this! Everything that used to require one or two clicks now has to be done using multiple (and you can’t easily be reminded of things, such as if you’ve already scheduled posts for a specific day). On top of that, the editor runs so slowly on my mac, granted it’s from 2013 so a fossil by some standards but it still runs stuff like Photoshop really fast, so what’s with this website?
After a morning of walking around I went back to that burrito place I liked last time – still as good (and with very reasonably sized servings, no nap needed afterwards). I also picked up some Halloween KitKats, and I actually now forget what they contained, sweet potato I believe.
(again, this is only second post written and scheduled with the new WP editor and it is still very much a mess)
This is the first post I’m trying to make using the new editor and it is a mess! I can’t for the life of me figure out how to easily insert multiple photos at once without creating a gallery like you used to be able to… yikes!
Also now the little calendar on the side no longer shows which other posts are scheduled for a specific day – sad to see that feature go, it was very useful to me as I schedule things up to three weeks in advance so posts keep on coming even when I’m on holiday or will be busy.
Not to sound too much like an entitled hipster millennial but this shrine has been getting too crowded as of late.
I ended up sharing a table with two women who were both from the Chicago area and it came out that one was a substitute teacher in the school system the other’s kids attended. Small world. They even arrived on the same day but with different airlines.
I’m currently reading La Formule de Dieu by José Rodrigues dos Santos (among other books) and I’m having trouble getting past the section where they’re in Tibet and getting a “Buddhism 101” lesson. Buddha’s shoes have not been mentioned. Yet.
My mind makes strange connections sometimes. We went to this bamboo “forest”, essentially a short path through some really tall bamboo, and the first thing that came to mind was, “well, this certainly looks like something out of Centre Parks advert.” The thing is, I haven’t seen a single Centre Parks advert in over a decade and I have only ever been to a Centre Parks once in my life and that was about twenty years ago.
Views on death from other cultures are really fascinating – I’ve never been to be scared of death, cemeteries, etc. As I always, “we’re all going to die one day anyway”. It is quite lovely to see people leaving the deads’ favourite beverages (and foods sometimes), it’s a “hey, I remember you and hope you’re enjoying yourself wherever you are, have one on me!” that’s way more cheerful than just a bunch of flowers and a candle.
(As I said on Instagram, when I die, I’d really appreciate some hot beverages, preferably with loads of caffeine.)
As someone who routinely burns her mouth by drinking hot tea (I got a new thermal mug and it keeps stuff super hot for hours and I keep on forgetting that and go in for a drink… and it hurts), this was not really my cup of tea. I’m sure there are plenty of health benefits and you get time to relax and meditate and all that but it doesn’t bring you that, “ahhhh” joy like a nice hot cup of tea does!
I guess the guides switch which tours they lead all the time – I got the same guide for the Kamakura trip as for the other tour I did months ago to Mount Fuji and that fishing village!