|Yesterday's paper today, |
I have my work patterns at the library, searching the catalogue, requesting the materials, reading them, requesting the relevant photocopying (none of which you can do directly). Started the first round, got to 'have coffee in the coffee shop' only to discover that the coffee shop on the lower floor of the annexe (where I 'always' get my coffee) was closed! Eek, disruption to habits. Angst.
Never mind, made me redouble my efforts to get my necessary resources. Made my way up to the renovated cafeteria a bit later; bit too late actually. It was closed. Lucky I've eaten a month's worth of food in the last three days...it will keep...me...going...
|Looking up the library catalogue?|
Not likely...at 6.12pm
|My library...the sculpture between the annexe |
and the main building,
one of my favourite Tokyo places.
The library became very crowded towards the end of the day, so much so, people were requested to use the computers as quickly as possible and move on...bit like the trains really, which is where I found myself at 6.12pm, on the train on the way home to Tobu Nerima station. And no, they're not sleeping...they're reading their smart phone screens, just like their peers in Australia. (Although, I do like the fact that you are asked to keep your phone on silent and not speak on your phone on public transport...not a bad idea at all.)