Ditching the router and grabbing the Pocket Wifi

Updates updates updates!
So, Pikara called me on Friday and told me that “Sorry, it will take 3 months, instead of 1 month, to set up your wifi”. I’m like “What?!”. Luckily, they told me that I could terminate the contract with them if I wished to. To be safe, I checked with them – I don’t need to pay the cancellation fee right? And yes, I don’t need to. So now, I don’t have a mobile plan or wifi. I’m back to square one.

I asked C-san and K-san about their mobile and wifi plans, but hmm… I’m not sure if I require a credit card for those, and the price isn’t too good either. Dang the credit card system, I typed “クレジットカートなし 格安モバイル番号” (Without Credit Card Cheap Mobile Number). After sifting through a list, I found Rakuten Mobile to be quite good! I could even apply for it online! It was 1,600 yen for → Read more

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Getting a Phone Line and Home Internet

I impatiently waited for my bank book, bank card, and bicycle to arrive.
A knock at my door at 0955. Yay – bank book and card! I can finally apply for a phone line and wifi 😀

At 1015, another knock on my door. My bicycle’s here 😀
It’s time to cycle down to the nearby electronics store to get the missing plug for my tv, and then to Aeon to get my phone line and wifi. That was the plan, but the road was so narrow, I ended up pushing my bicycle along to the electronics store. I hope I didn’t → Read more

Familiar yet Foreign

A random thought.

After I came back home from my over a month long solo backpacking trip in Japan, everything seemed familiar yet strangely foreign. It took me several days for me to really feel at home. Now that I’m going to Japan for at least a year, I wonder how everything around me would appear to be like when I return home.