Living in Japan and not being able to read stuff creates some minor problems.
Appliances are a pain. Sure, you understand what they are supposed to do and long long ago you figured out what all the buttons did,
5 years later and a button is pushed accidentally; it’s …
Why is the toilet seat cold? Why are all the English channels in Japanese? Why does everything I type on the computer turn into Japanese script? Hey I’m writing in Japanese! Wow! This is really annoying!!
Two days ago I noticed an amazing ice build up in my freezer and yesterday it seemed to be melting; I was going to chalk it up to global warming, but then I remembered there are 2 buttons and a dial which control my ice cube making ability.
Could I remember how to get things back to normal? No, not right away.
Trial and Error and a bit of Rile and Terror!
Sometimes I’m just a monkey pushing buttons and seeing what happens.
note: “Yes, it’s the latest fashion to have 90% of the ice sticking out of your glass. It’s called a reverse iceberg”.