Happy Pi Day, the day in which we celebrate the mathematical constant π, or 3.14, the ratio of a circle’s diameter to its circumference. According to people who know math, it’s very useful in all sorts of equations involving circles. It’s also one of those weird numbers whose digits simply stretch into infinity with no repeating pattern, which seems cosmically significant somehow. Why is there a picture of a bus, though? Because it’s an Isuzu P-LV 314, duh. Ironically, its model name is the Isuzu *Cubic*. Sometimes the universe is just too perfect.

*Photo credit: Wakkubox*

And don’t enter it from the front doors. That’s the exit.

Entrance and exit. You pay up front by the driver.

Isn’t the procedure to board at the back, then pay at the front when getting off?

Nope.

You get in & out from the same door. At least that’s been my first hand experience from riding buses in Japan on numerous occasions. 🙂

Oh, and you pay when you get on. You tell the driver where you’re going and he tells you how much you need to pay.

If they had used that bus in the movie Speed, would it have been pi in the sky?

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=GAZAzCpBtio

Possibly it depends on the bus line then. Every bus I’ve ridden in the Tokyo and Yokohama area were entered from the front… like this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d7fDA-Fstf4

🙂