A couple of changes going down these days, and some of them are going to have effects on the blog, so I thought I would keep y'all posted.
The primary thing going on is that, effective today, I am moving out of Waseda and into a new neighborhood. But fear not! This is by no means the end of Waseda Ramen. I am going to be staying at Waseda University continuing my research for a further year and change, and I fully intend to keep up both my quest and the blog for the duration. By my current count, I have about 20 shops to go (out of a total of maybe 100) in the area I originally defined as the greater Takadanobaba / Waseda ramen zone, and I'll continue to eat through those shops while I commute to school; there are always new shops opening, and I'll do my best to keep abreast (abowl?) of those as well.
But there's a catch. I won't have regular internet access at my new apartment. Which means that those of you who eagerly await every post on my rapid posting schedule (ha!) may go through withdrawal symptoms. It'll take time to figure out the logistics, but I'm guessing the most likely turn of events is that I'll probably only upload posts to the web once a week or so, but will likely upload 2 or 3 posts at a time. I understand there is a thing called "RSS." I do not know what that stands for or how it works, but it may behoove those of you who do to employ it when reading the blog in the future.
My new place is in an area called Araiyakushimae (which no one has heard of or can pronounce), near Nakano (home of the inimitable Taco Che), just a few kilometers west of my current location. I have no doubt that if I renamed the blog Araiyakushimae Ramen I would lose all my readers instantly; I'll probably come up with a new tag designation to indicate shops in my new 'hood. It's a whole new (old) world of ramen out there! I also plan to add maps (or perhaps one big map) so that anyone in Tokyo can actually find all these places I'm talking about. Realistically, however, that could be a while.
So, brief wrap up:
- I am moving, the blog is not.
- Updates will be less frequent, but bigger.
- Ramen is an extremely delicious food.
Keep on slurpin'!