Reversible Destiny

A while back the lovely Okapi and I ran across some pretty awesome looking Tokyo apartments on the internet. And it being delightful autumn weather recently, we decided last weekend we ought to make the journey out west of Shinjuku to take a look.

reversible destiny mitaka

And so we found ourselves on a train out to Mitaka, playing shoe battle and trying to figure out what to have for lunch (because in the battle between food and shelter, food always wins in Pandaland). Speaking of food, if you ever find yourself in Tokyo with a hungry stomach and craving some cute, I highly recommend the unbearably cute Pancake Days. I love me smiley faces and I especially love me some pancakes and what could be better than pancakes with smiley faces on them? Answer: pancakes served by baby pandas dressed up as waiters or else pancakes with pictures of capybaras on them, but until I raise enough capital to make both of these dreams come to fruition (and find a way to procure some baby pandas from China which right now is not exactly feeling generous towards its Asian neighbor so that might take some doing), we’ll have to go with nothing, which is why you should scoot your way over to Pancake Days ASAP and have you some unbearably cute smiley faced pancakes.

reversible destiny mitaka

Incidentally, I apologise for the lack of a proper photograph of aforementioned smiley faced pancakes, but I have to admit is that I was simply too lazy and hungry to bring it out and take a proper photo – it was all I could do to snap a shot with my phone before tucking in.

reversible destiny mitaka

Ahem. And now you all know the true extent of my laziness.

Anyway, where was I before I got sidetracked by pancakes? (One more good pancake shop: Journal Standard’s Pancake Cafe. Highly recommend.) (Okay, no more about pancakes, I promise.) Oh yeah. The apartments. Well, I think you can see from the photos how awesome these apartments are. They’re located out in Mitaka (here’s a map if you wanna go take your own photos), in the western part of Tokyo on the Sobu line (close to other favourite haunts of mine like Kichijoji and Nakano ). You can even rent them for a short term stay or use them for meetings (who would ever get something productive done if a meeting was held in here?) so if you’re thusly inclined and have the dough, you know, you too could live here.

reversible destiny mitaka

Especially if you have a penchant for dressing up in nurse-baby-french-maid-lingerie, but we’ll get to that in a second.

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  1. Marty

    The whole time I’m reading this, I’m thinking.. The further I scroll down, the greater the probability that I’m going to see a super spy photo of these two. Needless to say, I was a little disappointed when I didn’t.

  2. Michaelpanda

    @Marty:
    Actually, my first instinct when I saw that bizarre scene unfolding up above my head was “hey I should take a photograph of this! How surreal!” But then fortunately that little panda voice in my head slowed me down. I’m not an expert but I believe that taking a photo up someone’s skirt (male or female) with a zoom lens is pretty much the kind of crime that will land you in the front pages of Japan Times or the Yomiuri Shinbun, next to the other daily stories of people arrested for photographing up school girl’s skirts/down women’s blouses on the train, etc. haha (to say nothing of umm, publishing that on the internets lol)
    So fortunately, better sense prevailed and I managed not to (however unwittingly) commit a crime, albeit at the cost of disappointing my loyal readers who desired a photo of said bizarreness.
    But trust me, Marty, you probably didn’t want to see what I saw. It wasn’t pretty…

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