日本で好きなこと

A few specific things

I really like about Japan

– clear umbrellas + heavy rain (exactly like Lost in Translation! and the umbrellas only cost $1-$2!)

– ツナマヨおにぎり (tuna-mayo onigiri (rice balls)), サーモンおにぎり (salmon onigiri)

– beautiful sunrises and sunsets all the time!

– all kinds of sounds – station platform music, grocery store theme songs, mysterious bells that go off everyday, garbage and recycling truck songs, etc.

– portion size – my large coffee the other day was 12oz! this is a positive and a negative because in general, I’m still hungry!

– more freedom to wear interesting outfits – especially around campus

– the train system

– the adventure of buying everyday items like oil or sugar (simply because i can’t always read labels)

– that things like drinking in public, buying a glass container of sake before stepping onto a train, and smoking inside of campus buildings are no big deal – ha!

– 100 yen stores that carry pretty much everything you need

– the way parents have little seats on the front and back of their bikes to carry their kids around

– the shopping areas that have really creative & artistic atmospheres.

– drink vending machines, because you know what? I am thirsty and i now that i think about it i could go for a bottle of afternoon tea!

– walking home past little produce shops and fish markets owned by grandparents and little kids walking home from school in uniforms that look straight out of Madeleine.

– staring out my window at a very dense conglomeration of rooftops and electric wires and lots of bikes and very few cars.

– oh yeah, and japanese-style toilets:

I am seriously kidding about this one

I am seriously kidding about this one ; )

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