Now that it’s a plot twist. I am guessing that means break-up?]]>
Sounds like those guesthouses aren’t too shabby then. I’m expecting to stay in a shared place too. Thanks for the bike tip – I’m not much of a bike guy but I’ll keep that in mind about the registration.
4 litres of shochu on the other hand – now you’re talking!]]>
Those guesthouses arent too bad in my experience. The girlfriend and I shared a room in one for like 6 months. Cheap rent; kitchen utensils provided; internet; fridge, kettle and microwave in our room so no need to even go into the kitchen if I didnt want to; but also it came with built in friends – some Japanese students, some internationals doing all kinds of jobs – and we’d drink and go out with the ones we liked. All that said though, it was a smallish guesthouse – maybe 10 rooms. Those big dorm style places would be crap I rekon.
With food, we lived of 500 yen a day for the first 3 months because the GFC smashed our savings. Big bag of rice, 4 litres of shochu, some furikake and 2 dozen eggs and boom saving mad money!! And loosing weight! Thats how you fit into skinny Japanese jeans!!
Oh yeah and the bike thing – I tried to get a second hand bike but thats more hassel than its worth. Just shell out the extra 5000 yen and get a brand spanker – you wont regret it. Changing the registration over is hard – even if you can speak Japanese.
Dont forget dude, youll need a phone pretty quickly too!!
tokyocheapo.com has you covered for about everything else (stay away from the happoshu)
Haha, yeah, I have to rein in my inner Dionysus!!]]>
“I’ve always known I was impulsive on the inside – I think that’s one of the reasons I’ve enshrined self-discipline so highly. Lately I’ve been less demanding of myself to do what I think is expected and what’s good for my image.” Interesting to see that behind that Seneca there is an Epicurus (or perhaps a wild Dionysus!) waiting to be freed.]]>