Cytrix wrote:Also make sure your credit card is still valid...I was a complete derp and forgot to check the expiry date...hence a rather awkward moment when I had to put down a first month deposit on my iphone. Whoops.
There are lots of awesome websites where you can order things and have them delivered to your door (and can pay at the door) so you won't be completely starved of the things you love here. Even if you live up on a tiny cliff on a mountain they'll deliver your purchases to you. Just off the top of my head you have Amazon, Tengu natural foods, The Meat Guy, Flying Pig, Rakuten, Nissen, Foreign Buyers Club, Strawberrynet etc. etc.
Anigi wrote:I agree Sooyong, some of those items don't seem absolutely necessary to have or bring but to someone else it is. On the same note I would hate for someone take those lists that we all compiled, treat it like it is set in stone, and pack everything on it.
I think I need to figure out a way to show the gray areas.
Cytrix wrote:It's all good saying 'use common sense' but then you have people who want to bring first aid kits/flashlights/seem to think Japan is a third world country.
teabot wrote:Cytrix wrote:It's all good saying 'use common sense' but then you have people who want to bring first aid kits/flashlights/seem to think Japan is a third world country.
yeah, but to be honest, if people do want to do that, who is it going to hurt? they're just gonna have a little less space for more important things/that's their own fault and they'll learn soon enough.
Cytrix wrote:Here's a thread I made over on ITIL addressing this issue about bringing omiyage over with you, and with input from other current/past ALTs. There are lots of good suggestions on there of things that make EFFECTIVE omiyage
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