Sunday Slump

Trip Start Aug 30, 2010
Trip End Aug 26, 2011

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Flag of Japan  , Hokkaido,
Sunday, September 19, 2010

Sunday's are so boring! Everything is closed in small towns and I didn't feel like driving to the city to explore. So what is there to possibly do in Ashoro on a Sunday? Play Park Golf! And of course go to the gym.There are 3 Park Golf courses in Ashoro (that I know of) so I decided I would go out and give it a shot seeing as I have all of the necessary equipment in my apartment and it's free entertainment. All of the courses are different in difficulty and lay out. It was just me and a bunch of seniors out there today! Park Golf is actually pretty fun and I'm not too bad at it either. It's like giant mini-golf. I did find out though that it does require some skill but after watching the seniors out there, I see it is more of a social outing for them and not so much a competition. It's also really good exercise. All that walking must be part of the reason the Japanese live so long. The first course I played was 18 holes, the second 9 (I left after 3 holes because their were too many slow groups ahead of me), and the third had 36 holes (I played 18 because lets be serious, you can only play a game so long by yourself before it gets boring). It's a good way to kill a couple of hours and get outside and enjoy the surroundings.

That's the Sunday Slump. Nothing to do. Sundays are going to be the hardest day of the week to get through. I'll figure out something one of these days...

Here are some more cultural differences between Japan and Canada:

-At the gas stations, it's Full service with a capital F. The gas jockeys direct you into your stall, they pump your gas and meanwhile they then get you a wet cloth so you can wipe off the inside of your car, and then they direct you out of the station and onto the road. It's great!
-I've noticed that a lot of the Japanese have these plastic containers on top of their floor mats in their cars. It's because they take their shoes off when they get in and leave their shoes in the container or if they aren't driving, they place their feet in the container until they get back out again. I got into a co-workers car the other day and my feet were too big for the container. I tried!
-At the grocery stores, the cashiers announce the price of everything they scan. At least I think that's what they are saying
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Claudia on

This has been really fun and interesting to read, Evan.

Roberta on

Very impressive tee shot!

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