Tuesday, February 26, 2008

The great dust storm

The last weekend saw a huge wind storm in Tokyo. The wind storm was so strong that it was distruptive to public transportation causing stoppages in the train system as well as bringing down the temperature by double digits at some points.

For some people like me though the effect was even worse. The storm, picking up dust from places with certain kinds of soil, turned into a great dust storm. My apartment building being next to a highschool with a full outside soccer field meant that I got to enjoy the dust storm quite closely. By the end of the day the dust made its way under the entrance door, the stairs which are actually completely covered as well as into clothes that were hanging outside to try. The funny thing was that there were kids outside who were still playing with the wind going in full blast... scary...

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