Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Living alone in Japan.

If you asked me if I would ever be living in a foreign country, alone, about a year ago...I would have laughed at you. But here I am. Learning as I go.

I've found that I have a love/hate relationship with the individual heating units in each room in my Japanese house. I love the fact that I don't have to pay to heat the whole house all the time, especially since there are rooms that are rarely getting used right now. Saving money is awesome. I also love that I can heat just my bedroom during the night and by the morning, the sun shining through the windows has most of the downstairs a tolerable temperature. However, my hate comes in for them really quickly when I take my barefooted-in shorts and a tank top-self out of my room to use the bathroom. Or brush my teeth. Or go down to the kitchen to get something to drink. I literally go from comfortable to shaking with chills. I don't like sleeping in socks, pajama pants (they bunch up when you sleep!) or long sleeves. Heck, guests are lucky that I'll even throw clothes on half the time in the summer. Juuuust kiddingggg.....kinda. :]

Anyways, I just had one of those 78 degrees in my room to below 50 degrees outside of it trips a few minutes ago. It sparked me. I had to share my love/hate relationship.

Oh, and I'm also reaching that point of "I haven't talked to someone in days so I'm a little crazy when I do actually have human interaction". It's entertaining to say the least. I need a roommate. Or a pet. They said we couldn't have a cat or a dog. They never said anything about turtles......


Wave said...

That is true that most homes in Yokosuka don't allow you to have pets, which makes people go crazy at times....

(unless you live in a base that is)

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