07 Sep


So tropical typhoon #9 (“Fitow”, what a catchy name!) has passed Tokyo. My room is on the top floor in a building that sticks out one story above the neighborhood average, so it basically gets 100% exposure to the forces of nature. So I got to listen to howling wind and the sound of rain on the windowsills all night. Well, it seems to have gone now.

Speaking of rain, I noticed that the number of umbrellas I own has been steadily decreasing. Some seem to have been stolen, or left behind somewhere on purpose because I didn’t feel like carrying an umbrella around anymore. I think I peaked at around 7 or 8 (tempted to finish this post with bel air, but no), and now I’m back down to like 4 3 (one ruined by the wind yesterday on my way home, r.i.p)


Fitow is the name of a flower found on the island of Yap in Micronesia, according to the Web site of the Hong Kong Observatory, which lists cyclone names in use in the Pacific.


One Response to “台風”

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    kz Says:

    Never understood the bel air meme myself.

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