Wednesday, July 16, 2008

It's hot and miserable and I need to get out of here!

Ok, I know, I know, I do complain about the weater again and again, but it is really hot and miserable here in Japan now. I sleep in my nice room with the aircon on since I'd just be rolling about in my own sweat otherwise without any sleep (at least I keep it on "dry" which doesn't use that much energy). Every morning I get out of the bedroom to get ready for another exciting life as a high-powered corporate executive I get hit by a heatwave.

Even worse is on the trains and with a significant portion of my fellow salaryman not yet having discovered the invention of deodorant it can be both smelly and sweaty. Nothing I'd recommend.

I need to get out of Japan for a while, but thankfully plans are set in motion and in the very near future I will be able to cool of for a bit! If you're thinking of coming to Japan now, my recommendation is "don't"...


ThePenguin said...

Is the "dry" setting "除湿"?

Mr. Salaryman said...

Hmmm, we might have different systems? Mine is very simply "ドライ" in katakana, but it seems like it should be the same thing!

Anonymous said...

90% of Asians don't have the same sweat gland that other races have. Count your blessings that you are not in a place in America in the summer where no one uses deodorant. Most people do, thanks to Axe and Old Spice commercials, but think of the hippies!!!

I heard that Japanese people don't like to perfume/cologne in business settings but I've walked downwind of many businessmen who smelled like they just stepped out of Sephora.

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