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Amusing posts with a focus on Okinawa and/or its community.
You’ve gotten to Okinawa and so much is new, including many large and sometimes loud creatures. From giant, flying beasts to things that hide in the closet, here’s a little breakdown: I remember my first nights in Okinawa. Of course, my husband was immediately sent on deployment. So, young and alone, I slept in a tiny off-base, Okinawa-style apartment. In the middle of the night, a croaking noise brought me to a fully woken state. What was in the room with me, and where???? I fitfully spent...
Obon recently passed and Halloween soon approaches. Likely you have heard some of Okinawa's ghost stories, but I've collected a few of my very favorite. If you dare, visit the sites of the stories and see if you get chills. Each time I pass one of these legendary places, my hackles raise and I am sure the tales originate in truth. One gate of Hansen always remains closed. No Japanese guard will stand watch at the barrier. It is said that every night at a certain hour, a man approaches the...
Living abroad in Okinawa, Japan has its hardships on its own, such as being away from everything that you've ever known for such a long time. If you happen to prefer American toilet paper over Japanese, ending your day with it flopping all over the floor because it quickly falls out of some Japanese dispensers shouldn't add to your problems. While scrolling through social media feeds, a life-hack popped up. For some, this can relieve a bit of stress, albeit maybe only a small fraction in...
Well, Orion Beer released their WATTA chuhai brand on May 14, 2019 and I was determined then to give them a try. However, each store I visited that day had already sold out. In fact, I've heard rumors of some supermarkets selling them the day before their official release, which explained the empty shelves when I sought them out! But alas, tonight while making my routine stop at Family Mart on my dog walk, I saw that they were finally stocked to the brim with Orion WATTA Relax, WATTA...
Two weeks ago, our official Facebook Page, Okinawa Questions, posted a poll on behalf of a discussion taking place in our Okinawa Questions forum. Within the thread, there was a Family Mart leaning discussion with members such as @WA6 chiming in to say that they spend nearly 1/4th of their income at Family Mart as it is in close proximity to their house. The founder of Okinawa.Org, @David, then stated that all his spare change primary goes to Family Mart, but would settle on Lawson if...
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