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... Our first few days of work consisted of filling many mini bulk bags (they hold 750kg) with 15kg bags of fertilizer. Another HelpEx volunteer came to stay for a couple of weeks, so that sped things up. He was also Canadian, from Quebec. We had to cook all his meals for him because he could not cook, but cooking was one of the more enjoyable things to do at the farm so we never minded too much.
The next week or so was spent filling up the ...
... you were in another world. That was one of the things we loved was the random alleyways with bars and cool little shops all over the place. So training went on again for another week until Friday we had a mini-graduation ceremony and got our official pins/ name badges.
And then we went to karaoke.....
Which is why I'm so sick now. We went to an izakaya first (like tapas) and ate and drank a LOT. Then after much debate all went to karaoke which turned out to ...
Short entry today again.
Went to meet my host mothers sister for lunch at a restaurant in Mito today where they do sumo-style food. So big massive pot filled with everything. Apparently they have one to themselves and then go to sleep afterwards and thats how they get tank mode. It was goooood, also tried a 0% alcohol beer which was actually pretty good. After that we went to a wind ...
... temples, shrines, parks, community centers, etc., so figured we’d go explore some of their "12 Scenes in Tokai" and other historical sites.
We rode our bikes several kilometers up to the NW part of town (we’re staying in the SE). It’s always pretty nice riding bikes around here, as there is plenty of farmland, gardens, and traditional houses with ...
... of elaborate wire-mold displays, most of the flowers were not yet blooming! I guess timing is everything, and since the festival runs for about a month, apparently the best time to go is towards the end.
They're also known for "Kiku-ningyo," mannequins dressed in costumes made of chrysanthemums. We got to see those this time, and they're quite elaborate. Some of the flowers were already wilting a bit; they must have to ...
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