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Back to Reality

polish english 

Short vacation is over, today i’m already at work, after spending 5 days in least japanese part of Japan – Okinawa.

  • Tropical Climate
  • Palm trees, banana trees, pinepples, shikuwasa (okinawan lime)
  • 32 degrees in septeber (whereas in poland 10 :-( )
  • very very nice weather (sometimes rainy but as in tropics, suddenly and short – especially when now is typhoon season)
  • coconut milk from freshly cut coconut
  • clear (and very salty) water
  • very different people, friendly, open (they even look a bit different)
  • haven’t seen any salarymen (and haven’t looked for any)…
  • oldspice (there is NO stick deodorants in japan, recently i found one in costco but bad quality . In okinawa i found my favorite oldspice without any problems)
  • green everywhere (mostly sugar cane)
  • spacious , if you run out of it, endless ocean is just a step away

What’s interesting, because of many U.S. Army soldiers, by default every foreigner is considered American (and nobody even asks because they already assume default), when we spoke to one guy playing sanshin (okinawan shamisen) on the street, he asked me where i’m from, then he said he already knew i can’t be american because i look intelligent ;-) ;-) – good to know…

And now… back to old reality, crowded trains, daily work-home routine…

Photos will be coming in batches as i progress with developing and scanning.

Wynalazek

polish english 

These simple things sometimes make me very impressed…

This is umbrella hanger, made from photo film plastic cap, while paying the bill at the shop you can hang your umbrela.. Brilliant!!!

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Co slychac

polish english 

Got a lot of heat at fire festival and got too lazy to take any new photos ;-)

Snowboard already planned for thursday, tickets ready – i bought those myself in japanese ticket vending machine, have good trick for this machines, buying tickets with specified day (only in japanese but fairly easy), getting blank tickets, then inserting them again, choosing english and modifying tickets to choose specific train, choose seats etc. :-)

Already bought sponge pants to have my butt less painful, this time we’re going to snowboard over 6 hours so more accidents are going to happen.


Recently very weird thing happened next to my place, on sunday (fire festival) i left home at 11 AM. on small street ahead there was nice nissan fairlady – so i’ve take a look around – driver was sleeping (and it happens pretty often that people sleep in cars on that street). Coming back after 6PM – the driver is still sleeping. Next day i’m going to work – car is still in the same place, driver still inside but this time he had tape all over his face, tape was also on the roof and mirror.
In the evening car wasn’t there anymore but few days later i’ve seen exactly same car around and i could swear driver inside was different person…

Few days ago i also had close encounter of neighbour from upstairs, they just moved in, and the husband brought cookies with advance apologies for his family and children…
So, now it seems no complaints will be accepted – got your cookies so shut up ;-)…