I’m eating plums for breakfast. Outside I can hear the sound of rain and the trains going by. From in here the trains sound like a tunnel of nearby wind. I can also hear the garbage trucks going around. They play a tune that sounds like a happy ice cream truck.
We were toying with the idea of going to Disneyland tonight, but if the rain doesn’t let up ‘m not sure if it will be fun to do that. Then again, maybe it will be better. As for right now, the rain is keeping me from even wanting to go for a run.
The bathroom is very small in this lace. It has a door that opens in like a closet or airplane toilet. The tub is the size of a double sink and the handheld shower has a hook that is sort of useless- you end up standing sideways which is technically fine but it feels more effective to just hose yourself off. Hell yeah my ass is clean. There’s a certain cleanliness assurance when you can spray from all angles. There is a switch on tap that switches the water from a shower to a little tap as there’s no room for a sink. The tub and the walls of the bathroom are all a soild unit- no cracks or difference in material. There’s a little drain in the floor. Between that and the fact that the door is heavily frosted glass and white plastic, it feels a bit like you’ve stepped into the shower to take a dump.
The shower has a little switch outside of the bathroom that you use to turn hot water on and off, and to chose the intensity of heat. I imagine it’s a power saving function. I didn’t know how it use it at first so I ended up taking a cold shower the first time because I couldn’t get the knobs just right. I’m constantly finding I understand/can read enough Japanese to get the gist of signage and what’s going on, but I miss the fine details. For instance, yesterday standing in line for the train- the ticker was saying something about the Chuo lines and was apologizing, which led me to assume it was delayed, but I couldn’t be entirely sure, and I wasn’t sure if it was a minor or major one or why. My friend was wondering about Disneyland and pricing and I recalled seeing a sign that seemed to say it was $48 to get in, but I couldn’t read the details. Turns out I had the price right, but it was just for a certain period of time.
At the very least, being able to read at least Hiragana and Katakana have been immensely useful. Katakana for ordering sweets, Hiragana for figuring out signs. I wish I knew more kanji, but at least the ones I do recognize are handy. Even if I can just sight recognize complicated names it’s good enough for navigating the train to major stops. I couldn’t recognize my neighbourhood’s name at all, but I know that it’s after Mitaka which has a simple character that I would commonly use in highschool.