My last 10 days in Japan felt like a blur of work, friends and food. All the apartment stuff was over although there was still a lot to do for checking out. When checking out, a person gets a 2 page hospital check-out sheet and a one page base check out sheet. It feels like a demented scavenger hunt. It’s not exactly a waste of time but it definitely feels like bad timing since things are already stressful and the check-out process adds what feels like hundreds of “to-do’s” to an already very long list. In short, call the “whambulance.”
|Flowers from my MLC colleagues- it made my day!|
On Saturday, I had a pretty full day that started with a few hours of work, Body Pump and then heading out to Yokohama. I went shopping in Yokohama since I had our apartment deposit money that I preferred to spend rather than lose money converting it back into dollars. When I got there, it was 98 yen for each dollar and now it is 125 yen for each dollar. So rather than lose 20% of the value, I bought a few things I had my eye on like a new wallet and birkenstocks. I also went to Flying Tiger in Yokohama where I bought a replacement tacky jewelry holder for the one I received from Mom a few Christmas’ ago that had chipped due to an ill-advised fall from the dresser to the floor. So, yes, money well-spent! I did check the prices to make sure that it was a deal and I wasn't buying something that was way higher-priced in Japan vs the US.
|The princesses from afar. I'm sure Elsa was the favorite|
|Good-bye Mr. Pinks!|
|The olive tree in the outdoor garden at Farm to You, my favorite Kamakura restaurant|