Sunday, December 03, 2006

Tuning in Tokyo.

I wanted to call my friend in Japan today.

I got his number out...

I have no idea how to call international phone numbers.

I was talking to Pete on MSN. Together, we were no better off....he didnt know either.

I dont know the order of how all those numbers are supposed to go.

I tried looking it up online. There were 2 suggestions. I tried one. It was an english answering service, that was telling me to delete one of the 0's that I was dialing.

I tried again. I got a girl's answering machine. It was definitely not english.

I called Miss Ash. Sleeping. I called Jenni....She's sleeping too.

I talked to Pete about how I called an Asian country, but I didnt know which one.

I tried again, deleting a different "0" the second time around.

Its late on the other side of the world. 9am here, 11pm there.

The second time, I got someone...they spoke very broken english. I asked what country I called....He didnt understand. I asked again, but slower. He said something...I think it was Turkey....But I guess i'll see when the phone bill comes in.

I gave up.

**UPDATE: I had to call Mexico last night. My parents are there, and I needed to photocopy my newest degree for my portfolio presentation today, and I dont know where my degree is. Anyway, I struggled with calling internationally again, and it took me about 10 minutes, but I finally got through.....

21 comments:

rawbean said...

Hilarious!

I don't think I've ever made an overseas call...at least not at home, so I'm no help either. I bet Miss Ash knows.

Keshi said...

**I think it was Turkey....But I guess i'll see when the phone bill comes in.


LMAO!


Keshi.

Amichai said...

I've really only called England and Israel, and only from America, I don't know if it's different if one is calling from Canada, but I'm pretty sure to dial internationally it's 011 then the country code (you would have to look this one up), then the complete phone nubmer. But I'm not sure, I don't call overseas often.

Px said...

see it's different from every country to a different country, if i was calling japan it would've been easy

sorry i wasn't any help

Miss Ash said...

I'm pretty sure Amichais correct. However, to be certain call or email Danyboy...he will know for sure. I haven't called Japan in a few years.

Scott said...

Yeah I don't get that either...

Jennifer said...

look in the front of the phone book silly!
dial 011, then the country code and then any listed city codes then the number.
best place i've ever called is vanuatu, but it was a business call.

Big Ben said...

I don't know either. I tuned in Tokyo last night, but the regular way.

Steven Novak said...

How about two cups and a string? ;)

Steve~

Phil said...

Did it ever occur to you to call an operator? Sheesh!

Natalia said...

ROTFL. You should have asked me. I am a pro at calling abroad. But even if I didn't know, I love the challenge of finding out. And since my roomie is Japanese, I might not have had to work hard to find out.

-N

tokyo tintin said...

pp-

i'm assuming you're phoning a mobile phone. in japan the number would be given like this: 090-6548-3444.

but to phone the number from abroad, you need to drop the first zero, so it would be something like this: 011-81-90-6548-3444. (011 being international dialing and 81 being japan's country code. no city code because mobile phones have their own codes in japan; 090, 080, 070, and some other ones too that i don't remember).

頑張って! gambatte! (good luck!)

Hernesto G said...

hi, wow... so many things changed, you have friends, amazing... also in Asian countries, wow, way to go, expanding your world... anyways if you like animals I have a post for you... nice to be back, isn't it PP???

Princess Pessimism said...

Rawbean - I thought she would know too, she's called overseas before

Keshi - Heyyy...thats not funny. LOL!!! :(

Amichai - I called 011....but it didnt work. I looked it up online

PX - OHHH See? NOW you've got a million suggestions. LOL!

Miss Ash - He is...but i figured you called Dubai, and thats why I wanted to ask you. I just didnt know what order the numbers went in.

Princess Pessimism said...

Scott - LOL...at least im not alone.

Jennifer - I didnt think of that, but these are the things you are brilliant for. Sorry I called you at 9am...LOL

Ben - Wow...thaks for sharing

Steve - HAHAHAHAHA...i WISH.

Phil - Nope. Thats what happens when you dont comment, or email for a long time. I dont have you here to make good suggestions when I need them.

Natalia - ARE YOU BACK??? How am I supposed to know? LOL

TT - YAY...that was really helpful. I should have called you first. LOL

Hernesto - Im so afraid to go look at your blog...

Lindsey said...

I was laughing so hard when I read your title. The first thing I thought of was the movie "Girls Just Want to Have Fun", the scene where that kid asks a girl if she wants to play a game so he has her put her hands behind her head and sway back and forth and he uses her boobs as knobs saying, "tune in tokyo!"

Princess Pessimism said...

Linny - Ya....I remember that movie. Gald you found it funny.

Katie said...

very funny!

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