Today I discovered another joy of the Japanese weather, an inability to actually dry oneself after a shower. The ‘spaciousness’ of my flat, combined with the sweat that was seeping through my pores after going for a run in 88% humidity, meant that my perspiration could not actually evaporate. However, my body’s cooling system was by now operating in autopilot, and continued to ‘helpfully’ produce sweat in an effort to keep my body running at its normal temperature (about 10 degrees below absolute zero), the result being that I had to use every absorbent cloth-based object I could find in an effort to stay dry. Thankfully I managed to stem the tide before I really got desperate, but I intend to stock up on kitchen paper and dishcloths for the coming months.
Living by myself can sometimes get a little bit lonely, which is why I am so grateful for the number of house guests that I have had to stay over the past week. As well as dead cockroaches and mosquitos, today I discovered that I had apparently sub-let my bathroom sink to a small family of spiders. I have no recollection of this arrangement, but decided that the extra income could prove useful. Needless to say, as soon as I found out that they were freeloading I packed them off to stay with their uncle, Incy Wincy. Bleach should make sure that he fails to make an appearance.