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Pictures of the Day


It’s a nice day out.  These are just random pictures from around my neighborhoodish area.




Amazingly Amazing Japanese Computer Cell phone Thing

Today, I found out my host family’s computer can do really nifty things.  For example, it can do the following: You can scan your cell phone directly onto your computer and buy things with it.


Here’s a cellphone. And the computer. In case you didn’t get that from the captions that are directly on the picture.


  The computer goes “BEEP”.

I sound like I’m reading a book for children. “The duck goes Quack!  The cow goes Mooooo!…

And yup. There you go. It’s like swiping a credit card through that little credit card slide-y thingy.  I’ve been working on my descriptive words. 

Blog Related Note: I looked in my spam comment section today only to realize that the filter has been taking in a lot of comments that it shouldn’t have been. If you’ve commented on a past blog post only for no comment to appear, I’m sorry, and the comments have now been accepted.  Unless your the dude who wrote all sorts of hateful stuff in his post replies.  If you’re that dude, expect your comments to continue to go right to the spam queue. Because they just weren’t very nice

7 Features

Here is a list of 7 features my Japanese home has that I think are nifty (and that I don’t have in America)

1. A Japanese Toilet

It has a heated seat, as well as many other features.


2. An in-toilet Sink

The water you use to wash your hands fills the tank and is used to flush the toilet for the next person.  Not only is it economic, but also eco-friendly.


3. A rice Cooker

I love rice.


4. An…intercom thingy

I don’t quite remember what it’s called, but you can view who’s at your front door without having to open it as well as talk to the person who’s there.


5. A Japanese Style Entry Hall

While many homes around the world have entry halls, this one is special in that you must take your shoes off.  It keeps the floors in the house very clean.


6. A Double-lock Door

While annoying to lock, it’s a very safe door as you cannot kick it down (You can quite easily kick down a one-lock door. ) Though it’s somewhat unnecessary considering Japan is so safe.


7. A Japanese Bathroom

Another economic feature of a Japanese home.  You sit on the stool and wash yourself, and then soak in the tub that’s full of hot water.  It’s economic in the sense that everyone in the household uses the same bathwater (The bathwater is clean, after all, considering you washed off beforehand)


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