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Archive for November, 2015

Parcel Season

Monday, November 30th, 2015

Coming up to Christmas we get a lot of post.  The Japanese postal service and the various couriers that are used are impressive.  I have received many parcels addressed incorrectly in English.  Sometimes these find their way here because the couriers ring the apartment in advance to check the address.  Lately we have received quite a few parcels with the wrong apartment number, and they usually work that out without asking.  My favourite though was a parcel addressed to:

MINAMIZE JUST

Which is the strangest spelling I’ve seen yet of Minami-senju.

 

Passing Time

Saturday, November 14th, 2015

November is passing quickly.  Sweeney Todd rehearsals have eaten up most of my spare time and will continue to do so for a few weeks yet.  I have finished making my costumes so that should free up some time.  I had hoped to crochet and knit some presents for Christmas, but I haven’t even started on that.  The other November time eater is NaNoWriMo – my annual attempt at writing 50,000 words of fiction in 30 days.  I’m on target for finishing on time with 25,004 words written.