A Doo-Dangler Day
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December 30th, 2007 – by: Chariot13
The initial plan was to drive south of Naha city and go to the Peace Memorial Park located right on the southern tip of the island. The first strike against this goal was the weather - cloudy and threatening rain. We figured the day might improve though so we stuck to the plan. We drove for quite a while, following the signs.
The glass factory (the name of which I didn't catch), was a huge building covered entirely in colorful glass tiles that made mosaics on the walls. At the beginning there were workers blowing glass for people to watch.
If you've ever seen Japanese girls with cell phones you've probably noticed the colorful tassles and charms they have hanging from them. Apparently, in Japan, you are totally not cool without one and wherever you go there are cell phone charms to be found. And since Nicole bought me a cell phone to use while in Japan, the first order of business was to make sure my cell phone was in with the in-crowd. Enter the Doo-Dangler - what Nicole has dubbed these cell phone charms and the only thing we accomplished this entire day. Yup, we bought doo-danglers. We set out to learn and experience the Okinawan culture and all we had to show for it was doo-danglers. It was a good day.
So, the next time you have a day you don't quite accomplish anything you expected, but feel it wasn't a totally wasted experience, chalk it up to a Doo-Dangler Day. Like they say, it's the journey, not the destination that can be the most exciting part of life, and sometimes it's a shiny new doo-dangler.
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