Friday, 9 April 2010


April in Japan is the start of the new fiscal year and the start of the new school year, or since I'm no longer a student I should say the start of the work year! I've been thinking about this for a while, and decided that with all these new things starting, my blog needed to get in on the action - particularly a name change since I'm not a Meiji girl anymore - now I'm a Meiji OG ("old girl" or alumni - or alumnae, or whatever...)

Anyways. So here goes. I picked a new name from the lyrics to a song by my favourite Canadian group - Great Big Sea.

And with a little imaginative spelling, I introduce you to "Somedays - U and Me!"



  1. I love the new look! And the photo is so SWEET! It's so nice that you can put your head on U's shoulder without getting a kink in your neck. Which album is this song from? love and hugs, C

  2. I think the new name is great!

    Look forward to reading more of your blog :-)

  3. C - I'm a little hunched over actually, U is only a cm or so taller than me. When I try to put my head on his shoulder he'll try to make himself taller so that I don't have to scrunch... But somehow in this picture it just looks normal! I love the picure - the combination of the cold and lonely grey ocean with us standing together...

  4. Lulu - Thanks! Thanks for stopping by and for leaving a comment too!

  5. Maybe you're standing on slightly lower ground and U is slightly higher. Your comment about the two of you facing the cold ocean reminded me of the Matthew Arnold poem, 'Dover Beach,' the last stanza of which goes:
    'Ah, love, let us be true
    to one another! for the world, which seems
    to lie before us like a land of dreams,
    So various, so beautiful, so new,
    Hath really neither joy, nor love, nor light,
    Nor certitude, nor peace, nor help for pain;
    and we are here as on a darkling plain
    Swept with confused alarms of struggle and flight,
    Where ignorant armies clash by night.'
    Enjoy the love,