Annoying changes

Since the consumption tax became 10%, I no longer used one yen coins at favorite hundred-yen stores, and other shops introduced cashless system, so three of one yen coin have been staying on in my wa...

Messy table in coffee shop

When I work in a coffee shop, I put my laptop, a smartphone, and many tools and gadgets besides a cup of coffee on my table. If I would go to a restroom, it is hard to put all of them back in my bag ...

Pay with a smartwatch

I always use a cashless payment with my watch which has electronic payment function at the nearby supermarket, and it may be curious for the clerk so she remember me and call the name of it first. I ...

Managing points

Recently I use some discount or free coupons almost every time I order in coffee shops. However, I think it might be heavy that I have to spend my own tension and time costs for managing them, for ex...

Smartphone letter too small

A foreign woman got on the bus, then showing something on her smartphone and asked the driver whether to go the place. However, the old driver complained in Japanese the smartphone letters were too s...

Samurai Museum

In the neighborhood, A foreign man asked me where the “Samurai Museum” was. I didn't know such one, and I couldn't find it on my smartphone. So I said there was no such spot near there. However, I re...

QR code payment

I used QR code payment many times, but I couldn't read the QR code at that time. I asked the shopkeeper why, but she said everyone except you use it properly so didn't know why. So I couldn't help pa...


People discovered that the seasonal change can be predicted at the constellation position before investing calendar. Because it was actually useful for hunting and farming life, I think that they cam...

Japanese Manner

Foreigners who wear shoes at home might not care of this, but Japanese have a unique manner during taking off shoes at entrance. We have to take off shoes facing to the house because of not showing o...

The best memory of my travel

In 1998, the outdoor music festival wasn't as major as now. I didn't know what it was and participated one in Nagano alone with casual clothes. It rained at night and I got immersed the sound outside...


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