- As long as it took me to find a shortcut to my home station, it took even longer before I realized it was only slightly longer to walk to Heiwajima Station. This is significant because Heiwajima is a stop for not only the local Keikyu trains, but most of the faster ones as well. This means that even if I’d technically be running behind for Omorimachi, I can walk an extra couple minutes and catch the same train (or a faster one) at the next station down. It’s saved me on more than one occasion.
In 2015, Coca-Cola gave away free socks. Continue reading
When people think of Japanese hamburger restaurants, they tend to think of MOS Burger, Freshness Burger, or even Lotteria. However, there’s one even older, and that’s Dom Dom Hamburger. Continue reading
One of the benefits of having health insurance here is that if I need to go to a doctor, I don’t feel bad about going. Continue reading
A few weeks ago, a student and I were discussing things that aren’t easy to get in Japan, and I mentioned I was nearly out of fluoridated toothpaste. She told me she was going to Hong Kong the following week and would see if she could find me any.
Today, she caught me at a different branch and handed me a bag with two large tubes of Colgate. Needless to say, I was really grateful.
Japanese comic books are much different from their Western counterparts. Continue reading
After nearly being kept from exiting the train by two people who wouldn’t allow enough space and one woman who stubbornly insisted on pushing her way in before I was out, I have a new rule:
You get three すみません from me, after which you get nothing but ドケ！(and similar sentiments).