Thinking about yesterdays entries, I wanted to add some things:
First of all, I can't believe that I didn't say a word about my ingenious MacGyverism! Before buying chopsticks (I have nice own ones now, see pic), I ate my Sunday ramen with - Qtips :o) (Ohrenstaebchen) Strip off the cotton on one side, and they make perfect cutlery *g* I'll also allow you a look into my "fridge" :o)
I wanted to add some more info on the Japanese disco as well - I was so excited that I didn't say anything about it!
Imagine it like that - you enter an underground disco (well, or take the elevator up to the 10th floor, depending on the establishment :oP), pay an incredibly high entrance fee (somewhere between 2000 and 4000 Yen, about 12-24 Euro. But the drinks are fairly cheap, so if you're a fair drinker...) and enter the dance floor - to take part in the mass-aerobics class that seems to be going on! Everybody is facing one wall that is entirely covered with mirrors and dances kind of for themselves, checking their looks in the mirror... I couldn't resist, I had to jump and jiggle across the room, blocking people's sight and highly irritating the more "serious" dancers :o) I definitely had fun!
The price more or less explains why Japanese people aren't the biggest of clubbers - I already met a couple of people who have never in their life been to a disco... Don't you people ever DANCE?! I was fortunate enough that the girls invited me, as a kind of welcome to Japan :o)
Arakisan had gone to a beauty treatment for the occasion - 44.000Yen to enlargen her eye lashes! 44.000Yen!! That's more than I have paid for my camera including all the equipment!!! More than 250 Euro for a treatment that will last her about 3 weeks... Women are strange creatures in any culture, it seems.