Monday, June 01, 2009

my favorite

Lately, this is my favorite place to sit. Near the window.

Our apartment is small, about 600 sq feet, 2LDK (which stands for 2 bedroom, living, dining, kitchen in Japanese real estate terminology), and we have lots of "stuff" (luckily we have closets to hide most of it), but I get bored with our layout every so often and Satoshi and I move around our furniture...this is our latest layout.

Opposite from where I sit is a chaise, which is great for napping.

The arm rest is a perfect to place a cup of coffee or tea and a plate of something.

My legs aren't long enough but the chaise can also be used as an ottoman, when sitting across from it.

In the evenings, I sit here and read. Actually, I also eat dinner here too...while watching television.

I know you shouldn't watch television while eating but it helps keep me company since most times I eat my meals alone.

Here is one of my 3 o'clock snacks...cappuccino and cantucci.

During the day, I turn the lights off to save electricity. It is quite dark in some parts of our apartment, so I look forward to the really sunny days.

Where is your favorite spot to sit?


Anonymous said...

Is 600 square feet good sized for an apartment in Japan? From my very limited experience with Japanese apartments, it doesn't sound that small. Your place looks very cozy and very welcoming.

KirkK said...

Hi Kat - Looks like you get a good bit of sunshine! My favorite place is on the counch with Sammy on my lap...though I think I spend most of my time on the chair in front of the PC!

Deb in Hawaii said...

It looks like a bright little spot and I like the blue curtains. I am either a corner of my sectional couch person (which I have to share with Max), or I have a chair with a cushion/ottoman I read in or out on the lanai, where I have a daybed. I can't pick just one!

K and S said...

Hi Anon, I think it is a good size in Japan, though our first place was 420 square feet! now that was really "cozy"!

Hi Kirkk, our apartment faces south, so we get sunshine almost all day, good during the winter but really hot during the summer.
I spend a lot of time in front of the PC too :p

You are so lucky to have so many spots to choose from Deb, am jealous!

Take care everyone :)

A said...

First of all I want to greet you, White Rabbit Ms. Kat!
My favorite spot is in my lazy boy in front of the TV. I usually eat, read, sleep etc. in this spot. You could just imagine it dominates my whole room because mine is a standard Japanese apato.

K and S said...

Greetings A! I can imagine a lazy boy dominating a Japanese apato, but those are really comfy :)

Take care.

Gar said...

where in japan are you living right now? The room looks nice and cozy! Sadly, I don't really have a favorite spot. Probably my seat when I'm reading blogs. :)

K and S said...

Hi Gar,
We live in the suburbs of Osaka. I also sit near the computer reading blogs too :)

Take care.

Rowena said...

My favorite place is outdoors
at the picnic table
when the weather is warm
with my feet propped on the table
and a Corona w/lime in my left hand
while the dogs play tag around the yard

K and S said...

sounds like an awesome place to hang Rowena :)

Take care.