Election Day

Last week, October 22nd, were the general elections in Japan. Although a typhoon was going across the country that day, many people paid a visit to the poll.

On that Sunday morning, I was very impressed and even stressed out as a general announcement came over Tokyo. Since the announcement was made in Japanese, I was unsure whether it was about the typhoon security measures and what to do. Fortunately, the end of the call expressed in English that this was a reminder that people should go to vote!

All cities are equipped with public speakers to conduct drills in case of earthquakes and over disasters, very impressive for me but also quite stressful

 

Moving House

As everything in Japan, moving comes with a lot of preparation and anticipation. So, finally, my furniture arrived and the company came to deliver and unpack.

A team of 5 landed one morning at the house, they literally wrapped the lobby of the building, covered the floor with a sort of yoga mat flooring, completely wrapped the corridors and the lift and brought everything.

I have a small house and a small removal and all was completed in 3 hours, including setting up the furniture.

 

 

The very same evening, I could enjoy my first dinner!! love it

 

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Daikanyama: A guide to Tokyo’s Little Brooklyn

You know that Tokyo is not all about serene shrines, neon-lit streets, and bustling crossroads. In fact, it’s exactly those places that don’t live up to stereotypes that have the greatest local discoveries. Daikanyama, often referred to as “the Brooklyn of the Japanese capital,” is one of those places; a…

Source : Daikanyama: A guide to Tokyo’s Little Brooklyn

bathtub

No tap in this one!! Japan has moved to panels years ago (I remember those already in 2002). You set from your panel the temperature you wish and how much you want it to fill up. Then, you may reheat it and keep it at temperature, you may also cover the bath for the next day and reheat! Remember that the bath in Japan is daily and is to relax, you wash in the shower, and then enjoy the bath.

 

I spent 2 weeks carrying all the notices of the appliances around as it was so sophisticated. I am getting better at it (maybe I do everything wrong but just have not realised) but the fridge still is daunting and I have purchase small stickers where I have written the translation into English for all the buttons! Et voila!!