Uh-oh. Or: my first Japanese laundry. 

I have no idea what I’m doing. Completely. My agent gave me this nice how-to note:

… but my washing machine has none of these buttons!

Where is the ON/OFF button?!

So I just put everything inside with the detergent, inserted two 100 yen coins and now I’m waiting after the machine auto-started. Hopefully at least some of my whites will survive this.

What’s more, I’m not even sure that what I bought yesterday is a laundry detergent… It has some weird instructions that I don’t get.

I won’t even try using dryers! They look so intimidating!

Basically, using laundromat is the scariest experience I’ve had since coming to Japan (and that’s including one meeting with an enormous cockroach, one typhoon, and several earthquakes)!

OMG, someone has come and is now using a washing machine next to me. I’m watching! I probably look like that:

Hataraku Maou-sama!

Update: I have a very nice neighbor who has just taught me how to use these washing machines AND dryers! Now I know I’ll survive!


Do you hear the raindrops fall?

No? Me neither.


It’s because I started writing this post yesterday but a bunch of things happened (some of these things called work, other – Netflix) so yeah… The title doesn’t fit anymore. But it did yesterday, around 9 or 10 pm.


Also, there was another earthquake yesterday. I’m starting to get used to them (not sure if that’s a good thing). Don’t like the feeling, though: kinda reminds me of airplane turbulence or drive in a very old car (with terrible shock absorbers). I’m prone to motion sickness so these earthquakes make me a little bit sick (fortunately, none of them lasted longer than one minute).

Anyway, I managed to do some shopping before the rain started falling and earth started shaking 😉 This time I went a little crazy. I bought:

  • some no-idea-what-this-is-hopefully-food:
I still don’t know what this is. I ate it: tasted a bit like onion pancake (not that I’ve ever eaten one). Won’t buy it again 😉
  • snacks (because life is boring without snacks)
Pocky FTW! 
  • a piece of watermelon (unfortunately, fruit are expensive here)


  • and last but not least, buns and chocolate cream!


I almost ended up buying black caviar instead of chocolate cream because: no Japanese. But I used my brain cells and concluded from its placement in the fish part of the store that that the probability of this being chocolate was close to zero. And found chocolate cream few minutes later standing next to jam 🙂