The chapter that we began in school today aims to explore the association of blood type with character. Allegedly it is quite typical within Japanese society to determine a recent acquaintance’s personality based solely on the make of their platelets. Needless to say, the fact that I don’t have a clue what blood type I am does not bode well for my ‘Japanese way of thinking’ experiment. Although to be honest I really struggle to see how 7 billion people can be grouped into only four distinct categories.
This evening I caught an over night ferry bound for Nijima, where I will be spending the next three days camping with friends. We slept on a crowded top deck, where there was a constant wind, a 3am sunrise, numerous announcements to remain quiet; yet I still managed to get a better night’s sleep than when my aircon was broken. I was obviously born for the open seas.