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I am a researcher in bionanotechnology currently living and working in Tokyo. I moved out here nearly three years ago, against my better judgement but in search of adventure. It has certainly been an adventure and not one I would have missed for the world.
I am trying to retrain as a designer and you may see the odd example of my work appear here as I progress.
I also indulge in opinionated rambling.
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I went second hand stuff buying for my new apt. today. I met a very nice man called Ken who has sold me his washing machine for £7. He also sold me a standard lamp, a toaster/grill oven thing and a hoover, each for another £7. I bought his lovely comfy red sofa for 1/4 what he paid for it 9 months ago (its spotless) and he threw in a vast quantity of other bits and bobs like clothes rails, peg hangers, light fittings/shades, all his kitchen equipment and a load of books for free.
I got there on the Tokyo monorail, which is a slightly odd experience as it’s over water. Here is another motion sickness inducing video for you:
The monorail is surprisingly noisy, as you can tell.
Ken also gave me some superb advice on Gaijin friendly banks, which is great as my decidedly unfriendly one won’t put money they have received from the UK into my account until they have spoken to me. Ken reckons the processing time could be as much as 2 weeks. 2 weeks! To put money they have already received, which has arrived in Yen and with all the charges already paid, into my account. I may actually be going to complain. Especially as the Yuan they received 2 weeks ago has seemingly disappeared.