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Daily Archives: September 15, 2010
The Japanese van. Child seat in the back. Child seat in the front. Trunk in the front for groceries. Child number 3 carried in snugglie on Mom. For the super luxe loaded additions, options include: umbrellas attached to handle bar, … Continue reading
Posted in Japanese Bikes, Uncategorized Tagged Cars, Children, Japanese Van, Mom, Van 2 Comments
Culture Lesson # 2- Wa
The value of wa. One of the most important of the Japanese values. It means living in harmony with others. Wa must be achieved at all costs and one will sacrifice individual need for group need in order to achieve … Continue reading
Posted in Culture Lessons, Moving to Japan Tagged ALien Registration Card, Culture Lesson, The Donald, VISA, Wa 2 Comments
Next Time We go to War, Let’s Consult the Japanese
Think about this. The Japanese have put the American car manufacturers out of business- rightfully so. Have any of you driven a Japanese car lately? One month before we moved, we bought a Sequoia. We dutifully compared it to the … Continue reading
Posted in Moving to Japan Tagged Sequoia, Squat, Toilets, Toto, War 3 Comments
Baseball is BIG
Baseball games are a cross between a pep rally, a karaoke session, and a baseball game. When a run is scored, the fans produce umbrellas so the pitcher can “expect a shower”-as in hit the shower. The beer and hard … Continue reading
Posted in Baseball Tagged Baseball, Japanese Baseball, Karaoke, noise sticks, umbrellas 1 Comment
The crows in the park are the size of pterodactyls. There are no squirrels. I think the crows ate the squirrels.
Posted in Moving to Japan Tagged Crows, Park, Pterodactyl, Squirrels 2 Comments
A few more days of practice driving on the left side of the road at Yomiuri land is all I need.
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Moving #3-Do you Take Your Cell Phone for Granted?
If you do, don’t. After a 5 day trip to Japan in June, I got a $550 dollar phone bill. That was after I turned off the roaming portion. Having learned my lesson, I called AT&T before we arrived and … Continue reading
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I love the signs here- easy to understand. This one was on an elevator door. Looks painful.
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Culture Lesson #1
Host Etiquette When out to dinner, the host orders for the guests.If the host does not order for the table, the guests order what the host orders. The guests eat what is ordered. Period. Spouse and I visited Japan to … Continue reading
Posted in Culture Lessons 23 Comments