I got caught in some heavy rain today while running errands. The weather had been fine when I left, so I had no umbrella, and I was getting really soaked. While waiting for a crossing signal, a little old lady spotted me and hurried over to share her umbrella. I thanked her, but noted that she was getting wet now and that I was just going to the Ito Yokado ahead of us. I hurried ahead once the light changed, thanking her as I left.
I think I’ll stay in Japan a while longer.
This post will detail interesting points about Japan (or at least things I find interesting). New additions will “bump” it to the top of my feed.
- Circle K Sunkus recently merged with Family Mart to become an even larger convenience chain (though they seem to all be keeping their respective names for now). I only noticed because Sunkus’ hot food changed from their own unremarkable fare to Family Mart-branded stuff.
Longtime readers may remember my friend Josh, who was part of my first trip to Japan six years ago. I hadn’t seen him for a while before I left the States, so I was pleased when he contacted me and said he and his wife — a Chinese girl named Feilu whom I met the same night I met Josh — would be in Japan for a couple days during Golden Week. They had gone to Shanghai to visit her family, and had decided to make a brief detour into Tokyo. Continue reading
I bid goodbye to my new favorite hotel Wednesday morning and headed out the door — but not before availing myself of the hotel’s luggage-storage service. Thus unburdened, I went out one last time. Continue reading
Day two of my Nagoya visit was to feature dinner out with one of my only real friends in Chuubu — but first, I wanted to head into the city. Continue reading