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... induced diseases. All in all the afternoon was very interesting but depressing. I felt much the same way as I did when I visited Pearl Harbor. War is a total waste of life. I really don't know what purpose it serves.
I learned several interesting things today. First why do many of the Japanese wear masks? There are several reasons that are almost all cultural. They consider in very rude to blow your nose or sneeze in public. Therefore they wear a mask to protect the ...
... but I was much too shy. In the end, I played some songs off my phone, luckily I put some music on there before coming to Japan.
I spelt my name to Saki and she punched it into her braille typewriter. I was so impressed! We talked for a bit longer, in both English and Japanese. Since Saki is only eleven and has both visual and learning disabilities, I often had to speak to her in Japanese so she could understand properly. ...
Peter had to work in the morning so we sent Lorry and Geoff on a mission to explore the city themselves. They caught the monorail to Senri Chuo to go grocery shopping for Thai ingredients to Tom Kha soup. They didn't have any luck. It seems to be hard to find the specialty ingredients here.
Peter and I met Lorry and Geoff at the station just after 1.30pm and then we went to Chibo ...
... Had a small rest on some seats at the airport and then started the checkin process. A very large flight so took a long time. Still not feeling well and was ill after the plane took off. Got a little bit of sleep but no more than a couple of hours in total. Was flying Emirates... Small seats, not as big as jet star but great service. Pillows, socks, blankets, eye mask and 2 meals. Not able to eat the first one but had some breakfast and managed to hold it ...
... a car
in front of huge screen and jerk you around so you feel like you're
really on a ride (Spiderman, Back to the Future). These one were
quite disappointing and sick-inducing. The Jurassic Park ride was
quite tame until the very end, when a huge Tyrannosaurus Rex drops
down towards you just as your boat drops down the steep flume ride. I
was at the front and managed to get thoroughly soaked, which was
fantastic given it was just getting dark and ...