I have never seen this before, and feel quite alarmed.
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Hope you are not too badly affected! Batten down the hatches.
We are most certainly going to. As I have written ( stupidly ) before, I usually quite enjoy typhoons.
This time I have a horrible sense of dread.
I would be alarmed too. Please stay safe.
We are going to tape up the windows, fill the bathtub with water, have enough food, and plenty o booze to get blotto
I am hoping ( and secretly expecting ) that some of this is press hyperbole and that it will blow over, a storm in a teacup
Hope it is less bad than expected and blows over swiftly – take care.
Duncan is fucking blasé beyond belief- we have just had a big argument as I am quite hysterical this evening – hopefully he is right and indeed, it is all a big nothing. I am genuinely scared though.
I will watch the weather forcast ?for Japan with close interest!
Be thinking of you! Of Duncan!!
And Ginza !!! Now I know where and what it is!
Apres nous le deluge
Just watched three and a half films and wondered what the bright light was outside beyond the shutters and it was just the fact that is 6am.
The rain is heavy: I watched three and a half films in a row but should bproably try and sleep
Hope both of you keep safe. Blotto sounds like a plan XX
It is already being enacted x
Oh goodness, please be safe and sound. I sure hope it is hyperbole also, but if it isn’t just be cautious. Will watch the weather and keep up with what’s going on.
Thanks. Watched films til dawn and woke up at 3.3opm. Now 4:35 in the afternoon and it is picking up..
Stay safe! I don’t know if you ever look at Twitter but the Japanese Ministry of Defense has set up a Twitter account to keep people informed: https://twitter.com/ModJapan_saigai.
Thanks! I can’t read it though…
Stay safe. Keep us informed! Xx
It’s getting quite lashy outside with all the eerie tannoy announcements – feeling a bit more like a typhoon. The house is all shuttered up so it feels a bit claustrophobic : we are going to watch a Trump documentary in a minute after breakfast (at 5:25pm!) and then watch Nicolas Cage rampage in the wonderful Mandy. Hopefully tomorrow it will be bright, and we can go on a bike ride and survey the damage, and then I can review some of the new perfumes I have received in the post. Part of me quite likes this ‘bunkering down’ thing as it is like a break from everything, just as long as it doesn’t actually become a natural disaster. I am already hearing things about dams and flooding in one of the areas I teach in which is quite disturbing.
Update: now definitely under siege. The house is shaking a la Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz. Have just got a bag for the cat ready just in case.
If things don’t work out: my life is on here; this is me, and thankyou for listening.
I love you.
We love you too. Hang on!!
We all love you. Keep safe both of you. Please keep us updated XXXXX
We love you too. I hope you are safe and sound. xo
Blimey, hope you are OK and things are calming down. Or it is an enticingly perfumed Oz.
You are on a hill, aren’t you? The floods look terrible. Hope you are safe.
Sorry for the tension: it all passed over us, at least, about two hours ago. About to go to bed.
Good. Pleased to hear this. You had us all worried! Hoping for calm after the storm tomorrow xx
Jesus Lord, I am glad I was hanging out without internet or TV and didn’t know about this scary shit. Now I’ve read through the comments and I know you and Duncan and pussycat are safe. Bloody HELL!
“If things don’t work out: my life is on here; this is me, and thankyou for listening.
I love you.”
If I’d read that in real time I would have freaked!!!! Yikes!! Okay, now the worst is over, get some sleep and then write about it here. If you can, if it’s not still too raw. Maybe it would help you process the whole thing. I can’t imagine how scary it was for you, and traumatic. I feel a little lightheaded and not in a good way.
It actually wasn’t traumatic at all – I was dancing around the kitchen for most of it. You could tell that it wasn’t as bad as everyone said it was going to be: at one point I was thinking oooh, TOO buffeted by the winds, but basically it was fine, and I was opening the window downstairs to take a peek.
We had a great time listening to music really loud…
Your heartfelt valediction did leave us slightly spooked….yet, as we furiously scrolled through NHK updates and cut and pasted indecipherable twitter feeds through Google translate…you were DANCING round the kitchen. Honestly, Neil! I should have known…. quel drame xx glad you were safe. Next post I trust: My Top 10 perfume choices for a supertyphoon x
So glad you all are safe and have escaped.
Watch your step outside.
And I’m so sorry about all the others who did not escape!
All my love and sympathy
Yes: I can see that I come across as quite flippant here, party weirdo, when actually people have died and whole towns are underwater: it WAS quite terrible and I am aware of how bad things are in certain areas. This morning I feel very subdued and nervy – I think it was the government’s limited English advice: ‘DO EVERYTHING YOU CAN TO SAVE YOUR LIFE’ etc, the supermarkets being empty, and just this sense of not being able to do anything except wait and pray, that made me go into ultra party mode instead – i.e. FUCK IT, I AM GOING TO DANCE, which I know is the way I would approach Armageddon. Before it got really wild, I had the window open and was inhaling deeply the incredible smell of the greenery whipped up in the air while dancing to Iron Maiden, and can’t deny that it was exhilarating. That sense of being alive, completely alive, and not knowing what was going to happen. It is suppressed fear taking you to the nux of things and realising, profoundly, that you love life. Later, it was scary, but luckily Kamakura didn’t get really hit too hard – just a few trees knocked down yesterday. Other parts of the country were obviously much worse off.
I was up north without internet connection and didn’t know about the storm. Very glad to hear you’re safe!
Thanks. We watched the Scotland vs Japan game on Sunday at our local noodle bar and I thought of you.
Yes, they played on despite the storm! I saw a vid of Japanese and Scottish singing ‘Flower of Scotland’ too!
It is all so good natured here : one thing I love
And I was worrying (next to the Living Theatre) about all those lovely bottles ….
And you were dancing on the Volcanoe to Iron Maiden: Ginz’ Iron Butterfly intherain !!
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