Quarantine Over Now What?

in Steem Japanlast month

This is my third time being quarantined in Japan and it's been the most difficult.

For those of you who didn't know, Japan is off limits to foreigners due to COVID, with the exception of residents, certain countries nationals and the affluent(rules don't apply to them).

Anyway, I'm free now! It's 6pm and my quarantine is over!

Tomorrow I'm doing what any man would do after finishing two weeks of quarantine, taking my daughter to Cainz, the Japanese Home Center.


It's like a hardware store and Target rolled into one. Gotta pick up some wood to build a display for our gem and mineral show next week in Niigata.

Cainz is actually really cool. They have in-house 3D printers and all kinds of tools you can use to build what ever it is you can dream up.


It's not as great as my wood shop back in California, Austin Hardwoods, but for Japan, it's pretty damn good.


I thought these hexagonal, plywood display stands were really cool.



We almost bought them for our gem shows, but they don't have enough surface space to display our minerals so we had to pass.

I was pretty surprised to find all of these hardwood slabs in stock.



The prices were very reasonable too. For example in the image above the slabs range from $78 - $128. Basically a yen is a penny so 7800 pennies = $78. They are just over 6' tall and at least 1' wide.

Anyway, quarantine is a joke, looking forward to freedom tomorrow at the home center.

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When you went to CA did you have to quarantine first? Get tested every other day and report or something?

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In order to fly back into the US you have to get the PCR test. As for quarantine, LA county asks you to but fuck them. I have to respect Japan's rules because I am a guest, but in the US I am a citizen and their "rules" mean fuckall to me. I am a free man acknowledged by the US Constitution. I will not comply with "rules" in the US.

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Sorry, went a little bit overboard. Just pissed because our business has been hurt so bad by all this bullshit. I can't go out to dinner with my wife and have a drink unless I go to Baird Brewery in Naka Meguro. Now ANA is saying I can't change my flight even if I pay extra. The rich have none of these problems.

 last month 

Yeah I’m not even try to go anywhere right now. But you take great pictures and you are into crypto so make your minerals into fancy NFTcollections ?!

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I've been thinking about that since before NFT's. Had Blockchaingems.com registered. I was thinking of putting the gems and minerals on a blockchain for certification. I know there are various ways to do it now with NFTs. Will have to re-think it.

BTW, my brother owns/built a Carando NFT site with his friend, https://adatokenizer.io/

 last month 

Ah nice. You can put your collections up there too.
I use https://opensea.io

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