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Jul 3, 2018

Sunrise at 4:29 am!

Sunrise at 4:29 am! photo

I was never a ‘morning person.’ My husband always make jokes about me being an owl and being a fowl ( the owl comes alive at nights and the fowl goes to roost at dusk). and living in the land of the rising sun with a little one is definitely no fun for late sleepers like me- especially this time of the year. I could almost swear the sun rises from midnight!

This morning after the little one pulled all sorts of stunts on me and I dragged myself from my bed I was so surprised at the blast of sunlight that hit me! I almost thought that I overslept and they had left without their breakfast and lunches. Shockingly when I enquired about the time I was so astonished to learn it was just gone past 5!!! 


What does one do to right the internal clocks at this time of year when sunrise is earlier and sunset later? Any suggestions? I can’t even take my morning walks anymore because by the time I’m up the cooler part of the morning ( 3 something.. hahaha... is already past).


Day to Day life in Japan! Fun, isn’t it!

Candiajia1

Candiajia1

Hi! I’m an educator/stay-at-home mom with an educator husband, a teenage daughter and six months old son. I loooove to cook, gets excited about curries and have a serious weakness for pastry especially cakes! Enjoy being outdoors, reading and sewing.


4 Comments

  • genkidesu

    on Jul 3

    We first moved to Japan in June 5 years ago, and this just blew my mind...I am definitely not used to the sun rising so early back home. I wish Japan would take up daylight savings so that the sun would be up at a more respectable hour, and I could enjoy the evening sunlight hours more!

  • Candiajia1

    on Jul 3

    Lol @genkidesu! I so kno what you mean! I’m sooo trying my best to adjust!

  • helloalissa

    on Jul 3

    The exact reason I'm grumpy and sleep deprived all summer. I had the same problem where I lived before too. Maybe blackout curtains are a good idea? I haven't tried those yet. My friend from Alaska had these magnetized curtains that would allow them to sleep without a crack of sun peeping in when the sun didn't even set at night there.

  • Candiajia1

    on Jul 3

    @helloalissa whether or not I like the idea of getting up at that unholy hour, my personal cuckoo clock( in the form of my 9 months old) is always ready... and alarm it does! It’s impossible to stay asleep through his squawking and assault on my hair and face!