- Everyday at 5pm a song plays over a loudspeaker. I use it as a reminder to start dinner.
- You push the sink faucet down to turn it off, and pull it up to turn it on. We're still getting used to that one.
- Our fridge sings to us if the door has been open too long.
- Our rice cooker sings to us when the rice is done.
- Our microwave sings to us when the food is heated.
- Are you noticing a pattern yet? (some toilets can play music too)
- The shower (water heater) beeps if we've been in the shower too long.
- 7eleven is our bank. We use their ATM to withdraw money.
- We pay our utility bills at 7eleven.
- The power is screwy. Supposed to be the same as the US but with out the ground (3rd prong), but its not. So far we can't use our popcorn popper or alarm clock we brought from the states. Popcorn burned. And one morning I yelled at Logan and told him to go back to bed because the clock said it was 6:15am...it was really 7:45am.
- The garbage collectors are Nazis. They leave your garbage with notes on them if you make a mistake. Garbage goes out 4 days a week...each day is different.
- If you buy a full cart of groceries at Costco, people look at you funny. (but hello! who goes to Costco and buy 2-3 things???)
- You can buy drinking yogurt in a carton...and it looks just like milk.
Thursday, February 16, 2012
Quirky Things About Japan Pt.3
Posted by Kurt & Rachel Keyser at 7:29 PM