Stuff I'm getting up to on my year abroad =]

So I didn’t really want to make a blog for each time I take a single photo because it’s really funny but doesn’t really have a story, so I think I’ll just constantly update this with random photos and a little caption for each one! Starting with the latest photo I have taken so you don’t have to scroll every time 🙂

Also, at the very top of the blog is a little box of links to all the ‘Constantly Updated’ posts, so if you want to bookmark them, or find them quickly, you can :)

 

 

This is a fun courgette! It was yummy and cost the same as a normal one so I got this haha!

This is a fun courgette! It was yummy and cost the same as a normal one so I got this haha!

You can get these beetles in little plastic tubs here; along with loads of other kinds of trapped species; I have seen jellyfish and shrimp too. I feel really bad for them; especially as the jellyfish died a few days after I saw it

You can get these beetles in little plastic tubs here; along with loads of other kinds of trapped species; I have seen jellyfish and shrimp too. I feel really bad for them; especially as the jellyfish died a few days after I saw it

The whole beetle care section

The whole beetle care section

Japan is a little late on the named coke!

Japan is a little late on the named coke!

Japan does this thing. Dessert sandwiches.

Japan does this thing. Dessert sandwiches.

GIANT

GIANT

These are egg mayo sandwhiches that are somehow not in the fridge and have pressed edges. Perfect for the fussy kid??

These are egg mayo sandwiches that are somehow not in the fridge and have pressed edges. Perfect for the fussy kid??

The largest size in women's shoes I have found in Japan, in case no one believed me. I am doomed to be deprived of adorable shoes.

The largest size in women’s shoes I have found in Japan, in case no one believed me. I am doomed to be deprived of adorable shoes.

For the street drinker in you! A litre of beer in a vending machine. Wow.

For the street drinker in you! A litre of beer in a vending machine. Wow.

The salarymen in 2 by 2, hurrah, hurrah!! These guys wander around in two lines, in height order with the same outfit and case. Where's Neo then?

The salarymen in 2 by 2, hurrah, hurrah!! These guys wander around in two lines, in height order with the same outfit and case. Where’s Neo then?

I have been wondering around Japan in this 20-30 degree heat wanting to be in a paddling pool with someone holding a BBQ. However the Japanese seem to think it's still cold and are wearing hoodies and coats. If I told anyone from the UK to dress for the 22 degree heat in which this was taken, I imagine there's be shorts and crop tops. Not raincoats!!!

I have been wondering around Japan in this 20-30 degree heat wanting to be in a paddling pool with someone holding a BBQ. However the Japanese seem to think it’s still cold and are wearing hoodies and coats. If I told anyone from the UK to dress for the 22 degree heat in which this was taken, I imagine there’s be shorts and crop tops. Not raincoats!!!

In the dorm loos. Be warned bog roll thieves! You will be arrested!

In the dorm loos. Be warned bog roll thieves! You will be arrested!

I know Japan is very wasteful, but really?? Individually wrapped jelly beans?!

I know Japan is very wasteful, but really?? Individually wrapped jelly beans?!

These guys are like the ice cream trucks back home, except they do baked potatoes. Song and all.

These guys are like the ice cream trucks back home, except they do baked potatoes. Song and all.

I went out without looking at  which shoes I was putting on and accidentally ended up looking pretty fly.

I went out without looking at which shoes I was putting on and accidentally ended up looking pretty fly.

Japan sells bread in small portions and always without end pieces. However, 2 slices was too funny not to post!

Japan sells bread in small portions and always without end pieces. However, 2 slices was too funny not to post!

Occasionally my hob does this. It worries me somewhat.

Occasionally my hob does this. It worries me somewhat.

This is a poster for train safety. Or rather for not being so safe. I don't care how drunk the little plastic man is, I'm sure he shouldn't look so happy about his current predicament!

This is a poster for train safety. Or rather for not being so safe. I don’t care how drunk the little plastic man is, I’m sure he shouldn’t look so happy about his current predicament!

Strawberry jelly that looks like.... well.

Strawberry jelly that looks like…. well.

This is a link to a video I shot of the wind doing fun things to the dust on the sports pitch outside my window:

http://youtu.be/Mf49Kyoy6u8

"The Natural Ideal style of eating vegetable"

“The Natural Ideal style of eating vegetable”

Apparently cheap scissors are like onions...

Apparently cheap scissors are like onions…

Note to self: pay attention when putting rice on; if the pot isn't in the cooker don't put the rice in....

Note to self: pay attention when putting rice on; if the pot isn’t in the cooker don’t put the rice in….

For a country so proud of their rubbish separation (by the way Japan, other countries recycle too, you're not some overlord of rubbish separation), they use a stupid amount of plastic. The first thing I noticed was that every single shop tapes the things you buy; if you have a bag they tape it closed or if you don't need a bag then they tape the items individually. I wonder how many tonnes of plastic they waste a year taping stuff?! And it's very annoying if you want to get into the damn bag when you walk out the shop! But not only the tape, Japan has this obsession with wrapping EVERYTHING in plastic individually too; take these postcards for example. The only reason I can think of for their plastic covers is so that they can place that little blue tape somewhere without ruining the card itself.... Stop it Japan! This is bordering on lunacy!! Covering bits of paper in plastic so the other plastic you want to cover it in doesn't mark the card.... just don't use the tape in the first place!!

For a country so proud of their rubbish separation (by the way Japan, other countries recycle too, you’re not some overlord of rubbish separation), they use a stupid amount of plastic. The first thing I noticed was that every single shop tapes the things you buy; if you have a bag they tape it closed or if you don’t need a bag then they tape the items individually. I wonder how many tonnes of plastic they waste a year taping stuff?! And it’s very annoying if you want to get into the damn bag when you walk out the shop! But not only the tape, Japan has this obsession with wrapping EVERYTHING in plastic individually too; take these postcards for example. The only reason I can think of for their plastic covers is so that they can place that little blue tape somewhere without ruining the card itself…. Stop it Japan! This is bordering on lunacy!! Covering bits of paper in plastic so the other plastic you want to cover it in doesn’t mark the card…. just don’t use the tape in the first place!!

I made pancakes with Sam last night and I magically made this cat paw!

I made pancakes with Sam last night and I magically made this cat paw!

These are backpacks for school children. For about £350. THREE HUNDRED AND FIFTY. Seriously?!

These are backpacks for school children. For about £350. THREE HUNDRED AND FIFTY. Seriously?!

So they really do deliver! In adorable McVehicles no less!

So they really do deliver! In adorable McVehicles no less!

So in Japan it's tradition to get your Christmas dinner at KFC.... apparently this gives them the right to terrify small children and anyone who (used to before this) love Santa!!

So in Japan it’s tradition to get your Christmas dinner at KFC…. apparently this gives them the right to terrify small children and anyone who (used to before this) loves Santa!!

My umbrella seems to have a glitch... (yes I bought one even though I hate the damn things, but this one is pretty and if you don't have an umbrella you have no defense agaist others' waepons!)

My umbrella seems to have a glitch… (yes I bought one even though I hate the damn things, but this one is pretty and if you don’t have an umbrella you have no defense agaist others’ waepons!)

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Another work related post; they also made me write a self intro sheet, I guess so that students can judge me before they come along!

In oral class we got given this sheet which is from m first year textbook! A blast from the past Mr. Miller...

In oral class we got given this sheet which is from m first year textbook! A blast from the past Mr. Miller…

For a country that doesn't really do Christmas, they certainly go all out on the decorations! It seems rather random to me; it would be like buying all the fireworks for November 5th but never lighting them...

For a country that doesn’t really do Christmas, they certainly go all out on the decorations! It seems rather random to me; it would be like buying all the fireworks for November 5th but never lighting them…

Why are tomatoes pink in Japan?

Why are tomatoes pink in Japan?

So I started my job on October 24th but no one came to the English speaking session so they found me something else to do! I had to write a book review for them to put up near their tiny library. Sadly the only book they had that I had read was twilight >.> However, I was really surprised when they had actually put up a big display about it! The following week I had conversations though so that was more fun :)

So I started my job on October 24th but no one came to the English speaking session so they found me something else to do! I had to write a book review for them to put up near their tiny library. Sadly the only book they had that I had read was twilight >.> However, I was really surprised when they had actually put up a big display about it! The following week I had conversations though so that was more fun 🙂

Clearly the animators of this anime didn't care much for the tween shots!

Clearly the animators of this anime didn’t care much for the tween shots!

Seriously, who gets bitten on the palm?!

Seriously, who gets bitten on the palm?!

I ask you; "the developing of harmful insects" ??! I love Engrish!

I ask you; “the developing of harmful insects” ??! I love Engrish!

Creepy bug that was chilling outside my door this morning. Blegh.

Creepy bug that was chilling outside my door this morning. Blegh.

It seems this cubic mouth thing is actually something; these were in a big department store!! How weird...

It seems this cubic mouth thing is actually something; these were in a big department store!! How weird…

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Sooooo, a puzzle with weirdly square mouthed Disney characters?!

Comments on: "Constantly updated – Odd things" (4)

  1. Cubic mouths… hmmm someone trying to cash in on 8 bit graphic market?

  2. I like the upside down FREE!

    • Haha it’s because it was in a box of stuff that didn’t sell at the second hand market in our halls… I’m not surprised!!

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