Japanese cellphones are boss. Not just super kawaii and all that jazz, but boss. I received a pre-paid phone (in white!!) today and its capabilities surpass those of any American pre-paid and damn near rival a legit contract phone. My friend has a fancier pre-paid he got from his brother and it streams television. Streaming television meaning, no buffering, no waiting, no lag, nothing. Your cellphone transforms into a mini television, and on the little flip phone the clarity was unbelievable. The pre-paid also only cost me like $30 bucks, and it has thusfar been worth every penny. The phones come with an e-mail address that is actually more frequently used than the actual number. AND even these pre-paids have an infared feature so you can transfer information between phones (like Bump for Android). Plus a full kanji/japanese/english dictionary, notepad, task reminder, camera, and more. All of these features are a given.
However I must note, the email addresses people pick are, well, ridiculous. My host-mom’s for example, a woman in her fifties, is (her name)email@example.com.
Happy-dog. And this is not unusual. On one club flyer I picked up, an email address was firstname.lastname@example.org.I didn’t typo. There are 16 ‘e’s.
These are not your standard shitty dollar store variety of America. The Daisyo store, hyaku-en store, is huge and has almost every item you can think of, and they’re a pretty decent quality at that. You can also buy Pocky here, so now I’ve just confirmed for every Pocky-loving otaku that $5-7 for a single pack of Pocky is a jip. Sorry.
There is also an incredible amount of Engrish on packaging, I’ll be sure to take more pictures of when I find it…
I can legally drink in this country. Tomorrow, it begins (safely, with a ton of my gaizin friends, it’s okay guys…)
So at KGU there were a ton of people passing out flyers for clubs and circles. I collected a whopping 32 and received many “Sankyuuu”s and “Herro”s.
Anyway, here, picking a club is like, determining your social group for the rest of your college career. They’re like frats. They exist for soccer, dance, badminton, music, etc., anything and everything. Circles are a less intense version. When not practicing their named sport/activity, they have o-hanami’s, where they hang out and drink and chill together. But they hang out all the time in general. I plan on joining two if possible…
I bought cola flavored gum today. I think I’ll stick to mint.
They have almond coated Pocky here and it is magically delicious.
Yeah, I ate it. It was like steak, very chewy, with a seafoody fishy light flavor. I only ate one piece because I was just getting over the fact that it was squid, but it was actually pretty good. I’ll eat it again in the future.
They are so much better tasting here, and it’s really fresh, and every worker is really polite. Young people flock here, or at least I always see it full of them hanging out and eating. I would consider eating a Big Mac in this country.