Give Me a Bed Already!

When you have a one-month old baby in the house, it’s hard to get much sleep. It also doesn’t help when you have to sleep on a futon. Trying to sleep on a hard mattress, no thicker than a paperback book, with the sound of a baby crying ringing in your ears makes you wish you had a big, comfortable, wooden bed. It just so happens that offer exactly […]

Cockroaches in my bed!

Before I came to Japan, I had never really seen a cockroach. Those first three months in Japan quickly changed that though as rainy season set in and the humid summer brought them out in droves. I was staying with my homestay family at the time, and while the whole family slept together in the air conditioned living room, I had my own room right above them. With just a […]