Joy of joys, my air conditioning unit is working! Just before I went on my travels I took the front of it off with a screwdriver and flicked a couple of switches at random, and it seems to have done the trick. I can now move around my room without the very real risk of heat exhaustion, kind of; I am still unable to use it at much above 5% of its supposed capacity, as doing so results in the damn contraption it shutting itself down. Still, it beats having to sleep with my feet in the fridge, which was my next course of action.
Why oh why do Japanese companies insist on putting rubbish English translations on their products. I am not trying to sound like a little Englander, but seriously if you’re going to insist on using English than you could at least get someone to check it. The amount of nonsensical wording is genuinely staggering; I would love to have been at the meeting where they decided that putting: ‘That is very delicious, and they are fashionable sweets. Don’t you take a break a little’ on the souvenir sweets that I brought back from Naoshima was a good idea. I mean it sounds like a Kit-Kat advert done by a drunken Russian model.