Taking out the trash is insanely complicated. I'm still trying to wrap my head around it.
There are vending machines everywhere, for almost everything. So, at least I know I can never starve - there is a Cup Noodle vending machine on campus!
It's not just a stereotype. Toilets are way fancier! Mine has a seat warmer. And plays music. I didn't even know I needed that before I had it.
Japan truly is a cash based society. The only ATM on campus accepts only local credit cards, meaning I'll eventually need to head to a post office in the nearest town when I run out of cash. Luckily, a few places (such as the 24hr minimarts) accept international cards.
THERE IS A PINEAPPLE THEME PARK ON OKINAWA - Nago Pineapple Park. The other postdocs have been singing its theme song all day. I NEED TO GO THERE.
Pa, pa, pa, pa, pa, pa, pa, pa, Pineapple!
Taking out the trash
- May January
- Mon 29 December 2014Temples, shrines, and Irish pubs (oops)
- Sun 28 December 2014Temple run and too much sake
- Fri 26 December 2014Hiroshima
- Wed 24 December 2014Things I've noticed since coming to regular Japan
- Mon 22 December 2014Last day in Okinawa
- Mon 22 December 2014A very Okinawan Hanukkah
- Sun 21 December 2014Onna Industrial Festival
- Sun 21 December 2014Last week at OIST
- Tue 16 December 2014A surprisingly good time to go to Russia
- Mon 15 December 2014Cape Hedo and Hiji Falls
- Mon 15 December 2014Vires Acquirit Eundo
- Mon 15 December 2014Chicken skin (and other assorted delights)
- Sun 14 December 2014Bread 1.0
- Sun 14 December 2014More things I've noticed since arriving in Okinawa
- Tue 09 December 2014The Heart Attack Murder Burger
- Tue 09 December 2014Spongebob and the birthday pig
- Mon 08 December 2014Kourijima
- Mon 08 December 2014Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium
- Sun 07 December 2014Americana teppanyaki
- Sun 07 December 2014Searching for yeast on a Friday night
- Mon 01 December 2014Pineapple Park
- Sun 30 November 2014Castles, pancakes, Naha and more
- Fri 28 November 2014Attempted drive to Ishikawa
- Thu 27 November 2014Walk through Tancha
- Tue 25 November 2014Things I've discovered since arriving in Okinawa
- Tue 25 November 2014Settling in at OIST
- Mon 24 November 2014Accidental business class
- Sun 23 November 2014Delayed in Hong Kong
- Sun 16 November 2014A Siberian adventure