On her Emirates flight from Tokyo to Dubai, @jessstanbridge stuck the wake-me-up-for-food sticker on her head rest. When she woke, very hungry, hours and hours later, the airhost explained, "Trust us, we TRIED to wake you, many times". 5am sunrise missions, every damn day, will do that to you (the tranquilisers to ward off her fear of flying also contributed somewhat). In Japan, @clydeothomas and I took bobbing for apples to a new level on trains, buses, planes and boats.
🍎 (Side note: To make sure I had the right term, "bobbing for apples", I googled it. Turns out most dictionaries think it's a game where you collect apples, with your mouth, out of a bucket of water. For those thinking we were playing this game on trains, buses, planes and boats, please, continue to do so.)
On Ishigaki, an Okinawa island, our captain handed a Tokyoite a sea-sickness pill just before we left the jetty. I put out my hand for one, too, to which Clyde said, "those make you really sleepy." Assessing the choppy water and wind and my history of vomiting on moving objects, I decided to take the meds.
That evening, I mentioned to Clyde that the pill had worked wonders and didn't make me very sleepy at all.
🌊 "Then why were you sleeping on the way back?" he asked.
Me: "Oh ya, I forgot about that, but I was half-awake."
Clyde: "We were worried you were going to fall off the boat."
Me: "I had it under control."
Clyde: "You didn't look like you did."
Earlier in our trip - after a fairly long bus nap - I woke to this view, in Kamikochi, which sounds a lot like Tamigotchi (the digital pet) which is why @lorenapasq thinks I made the name up. I didn't. It's real. No filter, even.