I've come to the realization that Japan is rotting my body. Last night I noticed thick dead skin between my toes that was red and irritated below. My toe nails are also turning yellow. I blame that on the gang shower (sure they call it ofuro here, honorable bath). I think I finally figured out why I'm always tired. One curtain in my room is thick, the other is thin. So at 5:00am when the sun comes up, it lights up my room and wakes me up and I can't get back into a deep sleep. Sucks. Also, we eat a lot of carbs and not much veggies, so I think that just slows you down. A lot of food coma feeling. Rice and pasta in the same meal with a side of daikon and potato. I've started eating Tums for calcium (and noticed my teeth getting whiter, maybe just a coincidence) and taking vitamins and glucosamine because my joints have started to hurt, that could be the restless sleep. Other than after the 60 minute massage by Kumi, my body feels pretty junk. She is a professional and charges $300/hour, so it was GOOOOOOOOOOOOD.