Photo courtesy of Ben Cunningham.
Source: Japanese Blog
With a few extra days to spare on a trip to Tokyo, you should head out to the scenic town of Hakone. Situated on Lake Ashi and surrounded by mountains, it’s a great place to spend a few quiet days. Stay in a traditional ryokan, soak in the onsen theme park, ride a pirate ship, and check out the Open Air Museum.
Explore all that Hakone has to offer.
See this and more in this short Hakone video tour:
Hi there ! Madi is here 🙂
Recently I started doing exercise whenever I have time.
This is actually easy to keep doing for next 30 days if you already get used to exercise but for me, the first 4 days were so tough 🙁 If my friends were not doing then I would have given up already so thanks to my friends !
Source: Gaijin Pot
The first time I noticed that Japanese people are a fan of number codes was on a rainy Saturday evening. I got a text message from my girlfriend asking me if I was going out with her. Being really tired, I wrote back that honestly I was going to spend the night at home with a book. Her reply? “221”.
221? I remember looking at that message for a long time. What could it mean? I know, I thought, it must mean that before we were doing something together “2” and now we had gone from a couple “2” to 2 solos “1”.
Wait a second? Did that mean she wanted to split up with me?!?
In fact, she was using a Japanese code language of numbers. To decipher this language each number corresponds to a sound in the language.
Therefore her message should have been read じじい (a slang phrase for an old man). She was calling me an old guy for not going out with her!
Hmmm, maybe I was happier when I thought she wanted to split …continue reading