Thursday, August 13, 2009

Heyaboshi

Short post (for a change) to announce a recent discovery that may change my life. Or at least partially fix my laundry woes, which right now kinda consumes my life as I worry that I`ll smell bad every day and lose/not gain friends, which would impact my life negatively. Important stuff, this!

I was already *very* familiar with the word umeboshi (梅干し), the dried plums (ume=plum) that are the stuff of my dreams and a flavor that is found in lots of things here (joy!), so when my friend told me about such thing as heyaboshi (部屋干し), I already liked the word right off the bat, associating words in the way that I do. Boshi just means dry, not all that exciting, I guess, unless your laundry isn`t drying properly and you have reason to think this might help. Basically, heyaboshi laundry detergent is designed for drying clothes inside (like in a room, which is what the heya part means) or on rainy days or at night or other similarly difficult to dry times.

And I found it. Here in Tiny Town. Tonight, laundry night! Hope it works.

Now if I could just stop sweating...

Oh, and yesterday I finally got my "gaijin card," so I can quit carrying around my passport like a tourist who will return soon to a land where dryers are plentiful.

4 comments:

  1. Happy laundering. But even if you smelled bad and stuff, I would still love you to bits. FYI.

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  2. That sounds great! What an awesome stroke of luck you found it.

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  3. Me too! I'd love ya no matter how stinky ya are.

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