I finally upgraded my slow, old iPhone to a brand new iPhone 5- a challenging, frustrating and somehow humiliating task for non-Japanese, between having to produce five different kinds of ID and having the uncomfortable SoftBank staff obviously baffled at having to deal with a foreigner. Thankfully not all the staff is unprofessional, and with some help I emerged with a brand new toy. I love how I can use the phone as a wifi device, as free wifi is virtually nonexistent in Tokyo, so I'm not limited to Starbucks anymore.
I also went shopping for house stuff, and cockroach-proofed my house. I purchased those small roach traps, apparently they're the most effective. The traps have a bait that lures the roaches in, and they get trapped in a sticky substance. It's better than the cockroach spray, which contains many strong chemicals. I hate the whole topic of cockroaches, but it's a part of Japanese summer, so it's highly recommended to use those traps and to keep the house spotlessly clean, especially the kitchen.
In other news, I've been keeping my hair healthy with shampoo and conditioner from Kiehl's, I received samples and I'm hooked! My hair is so soft and moisturized, and luxurious treatments really do make a difference. I've been meaning to try this no-shampoo regimen to get my hair back in shape, but I'll wait a bit longer...
|I already outfitted my phone with the cutest, girlies case I could find at ドンキ|
|My most recently used emoticons... recurring ones, so random.|
|Salmon sashimi, shiso leaves and daikon on a bed of rice|