I am currently on vacation and will return to reply to comments and provide new content later. Until then, please enjoy an excess of doodles and comics about my daily life in the San’in region. See you in mid January!
One of the things you learn very early on about Japan is that walls are thin and sound travels.
That said, I don’t really have much of a problem with it, especially since I live around a bunch of fellow CIRs (which is fun). They say they don’t typically hear me singing in my kitchen unless they’re walking by, but I wonder if that’s a lie. After all, I met my neighbor’s mother one time when she was visiting, and she complimented my moon-viewing poetry reading. N-n-n-nobody was supposed to be able to hear that!!