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I have been sick since before Xmas, I have stayed home for almost two week. I am getting better and I hope to be better in time for work.

Thursday, June 04, 2009

Metropolis "Accessory Watch"

Here's an article I found today in Metropolis (a weekly Tokyo based English magazine).

P.S. I scored a 10.

You don’t need us to tell you that Japanese summers can be brutal. Leave home ill-equipped and you risk ending up a sweaty, sunburned wreck by the end of the day. But are your choices of summer accessories responsible or just plain paranoid? Tote up your score and find out.

Sun block (SPF 15 = 1 point; SPF 30 = 2 points; SPF 50 = 3 points)
Skin whitening cream (3 points)
Parasol (3 points)
Sun hat (2 points)
Sunglasses (1 point)
Sweat towel (1 point)
Pack of “powder sheets” (2 points)
Fan (1 point)
Electric fan (3 points)
Water bottle (1 point)
Bottle cooler (2 points)
Sun visor (2 points)
UV gloves (3 points)
Cooling undergarments (2 points)
If you scored…
3 or under You’re probably a construction worker. Your skin feels like leather, and people always guess your age wrongly. Probably by at least ten years

4-7 You’re a rugged outdoors type, though not entirely careless

8-13 You’re sensible. Give yourself a pat on the back, and be prepared to laugh smugly when all your friends get skin cancer

13-17 The Victorians were right, weren’t they? Suntans are for plebs

18 or over You’re actually a vampire. Consider relocating to Antarctica for the duration of the summer

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