Sometimes I feel a little bit prehistoric or old-fashioned. In a different culture, the daily life challenges become suddenly the most difficult problems – like washing clothes! So, I bought a new Japanese washing machine, actually the best and most expensive one. First it seemed normal, I put all my clothes into the machine. But than I couldn’t found the small box for the powder and softener (in Europe all washing machines have them). I guessed this must be a mistake…and went back to the shop and was really angry. But the shop owner just laughed and explained that usually there aren’t any boxes in Japanese washing machines. You have to put it directly in the clothes…I really didn’t know that. Every day, you learn new things about this fascinating country!