Assuming you haven’t maxed out all your foreign credit cards getting to this point, you can begin to enjoy the fruits of your labor. You’ll be able to acquire the single most coveted home furnishing in the nation, known locally as “bed.” You are a rock star.Splurge and buy a mat for under your futon, then some oranges to counteract the scurvy. Gone are the days of slinking past neon signs and paper lanterns in shame—-now you can go in and enjoy beer and grilled chicken with salarymen on Friday nights.Astound your Facebook friends with pictures of you touching both walls of your apartment at the same time. You’ll be able to sit between a pair of space heaters prior to bedtime, absorbing radiation, then dive into your futon, surrounding your body with hot water bottles and praying for dawn to arrive.You’ll spend a lot of evenings in run-down eateries, slumping over steaming bowls of noodles while taking advantage of someone else’s heat and light.
Many Japanese people live this lifestyle, dining on such fine cuisine as rice with fried bean sprouts, fried noodles with bean sprouts, and fried rice with noodles and bean sprouts. Shake on heaps of fish flakes for flavor and learn to love natto.Miss Hayashi says the symbolic meaning of her photographs was inspired by an old English phrase.'I got the idea from an English idiom that says ‘to have one's feet firmly planted on the ground,’ which applies to a practical type of person,' she said. She can’t actually 'levitate.' She captures herself hovering by using a self-timer or a having a friend press the shutter while she jumps in place over and over and over.It also happens to coincide nicely with the average -teacher monthly salary.With this generous renumeration, you can move out of the meat locker and into a walk-in closet.