January 27, 2020
January 27, 2020

Japan Life - 3 Weeks and Counting

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Ohayou! or at least I assume you are reading this in the morning. Our time zone is pretty bad for communicating with home. I just always assume everyone is always asleep.

We feel Japanese. Well, not really - but we got haircuts, so we look a little more Japanese at least? All the ladies in Japan have bangs, so Nancy now has bangs. I didn't know what I wanted for my hair, so I asked for an "omakase" - you know when you are baller and go for Japanese food and order the omakase menu and the chef makes whatever he wants? That is because omakase means "I'll leave it up to you". I looked like I should have been part of a J-Pop boy band. I think we will refrain from posting any photos of this. Instead, here's a photo of us heading to the slopes.

We Got a CarΒ - Meet Latte πŸš™

We also have some wheeeeels. This is our little Daihatsu Latte that we are renting. We read on Wikipedia that the target audience is females in their 20's and 30's who frequent coffee shops. Guess that is where the Latte name comes from. We will be swapping to a larger car next month, so we can accommodate some of our larger guests (cough cough dad cough). The little Latte only has a 660cc engine that puts out 64hp. It definitely wouldn't be happy with 4 people in it.

Japanese Photo Booth Beauty Filter

We spend the weekend hanging out in Nagano with our friends Dave and Mika. Mika also got a haircut with us. Before we got our hair cuts, we got some photos done at one of photo machines...I think the machine tried to make us more beautiful. Interestingly, males are not allowed into the photo booth area of the arcade unless they are accompanied by a female.

Skiing Heartbreak

Have we been skiing lots? Not really. Little bit heart broken at the lack of snow. Worst year since 1961?? That is brutal. But maybe this makes sense...I got my fortune at a temple over the weekend and it said "Bad luck". So I tied it to a place where you put your fortunes to reverse your bad luck. Β That doesn't mean we haven't had any good days of skiing though.

On the plus side, we were the chosen winners πŸ™ŒπŸ» of the #RhythmHakuba weekly photo challenge with the following photo πŸ‘‡πŸ». We won a Hakuba t-shirt, a Oyuki face mask and a latte from Rhythm & Beans Coffee!

Jobu desu πŸ’»πŸ’Έ

Since we haven't been skiing a lot, we got part time jobs. You know, to fill in the time. There is only so much you can do in a small town. Nancy has been babysitting little gaijin kiddies - lots of Aussies, and a couple mixed ones. Obviously the mixed ones were better looking...hehe. I have been doing some part time work on search engine optimization stuff. Just means we won't be broke after the year is over - which really means that we get to spend the next ski season in another country, right?  😏

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