PART ONE (GERO)
PART TWO ( TRAGEDY OF NAGASAKI)
Even a dilapidated coal-miners’ island in Japan has a mascot
One of Nagasaki’s biggest attractions is Hashima Island, a former coal mining island that housed over 5,000 at its peak. The island is tiny and it’s hard to imagine that 5,000 ever fit here.
You can see shots of the Hashima Island used in 007: Skyfall.
Don’t ignore red flags
I hope my experience can serve as a warning to others. Names and details have been altered to protect privacy, but this story is real. These are based on the best of my recall. It was years ago that I met the person I will call Cindy.
Cindy is the person who made me realize that you should always listen to your gut instinct. When something or someone doesn’t feel right, listen to that. Don’t let yourself get caught like I did.
When Cindy and I met for the first time in real life (until then we had been corresponding via social media) she asked me, “How many people are on your enemies’ list?”
That was the first of many, many red flags.
Do not go to Tokyo if you hate crowds and people.
I got crushed in rush hour.
Acupuncture in Japan is generally mild and gentle in my opinion. I hate needles, but acupuncture doesn’t bother me. I never found it painful, until last week…
I posted a week ago about my White Day in Japan (March 14th, 2018). The video above shows the gifts my husband brought me and my (failed) attempt to cut the cake.
I wanted to share a few more details about this holiday.