I am, of course, very pro vax mainly because one of my very early memories is having my polio vaccination back in the 50’s. I think I was six yeas old. I still have the round scar on my left shoulder. I remember it not because of the injection but because afterward my Mother took me to a restaurant to have lunch. I think this was the first time I went to a restaurant. I was very excited and the food, probably reheated slices of mutton with potatoes and carrots followed by suet pudding, seemed decadent and sophisticated.
Henceforth, I have always enjoyed vaccination
Ginowan City sends me a message informing me that I can get a Flu vaccination almost free because I am so old. I cannot resist.
With help from a friend, an appointment is made at a clinic that is very close to my home.
Of course everyone is super friendly and helpful.
I also discover that this clinic, so close to my apartment, has an English speaking doctor. Good news because if I ever do get sick, I can crawl to the clinic and explain my difficulty in the language of Shakespeare.
Another Typhoon appoaches.
I do not think it will be a big one. At the moment it is classified as a Tropical Storm. Nonetheless, I rig the cover and double all the mooring lines.
On the apartment tour prior to amazing dinner last Saturday, Japanese contingent suggest I get a stool for my bathroom. Here, folks wash at night. They sit on a stool and shower and soap themselves down. They then plonk into a bathtub and relax. No washing. Then they go to bed.
Such sophistication – the stool of course! Hope you enjoyed the lunch ☺️
That nightly routine by the tub seems eminently appropriate and sleep-inducing. I plan to try it, but it will probably take place in the tub insofar as the bathroom floor has no drain. Japan is ahead of us in so many ways. ~Rachel
Hi Rachel, Welcome back!