They offer me food
I am an experiment
All of it is gone
Bread, Unknown oils
I am a big puff ball
I want an eggplant
Little girl in front
Opening the window shade
waking my slumber
This ipod is seriously like my best friend so far. I can take pictures, take notes, practice Japanese, look up unknown words or kanji, convert currencies. Hot diggity dang, technology. This is not an advertisement.
So, today I did some laundry! So exciting. (Beth, I did my linen just for you or I might not have for a long time. lolol) It took a little bit to understand how the heck to figure out the machine. I decided to dry my clothes outside because there's a handy clothes rack outside. Might as well make use of it. Plus, most people here seem to dry their clothes outside.
That's...probably not how it's supposed to be done.
Anyways! Evan must have gotten lost or got busy with school stuff and we ended up not meeting up. So instead, I decided to explore ^____^. First, I looked around the Seijo campus a little bit.
|This is a big door. I just realized this picture makes it look like a regular door. So, here's a picture of a door. IN JAPAN. bam. Instant coolness.|
I ran into some awesome signs.
I love these kinda signs.
Classiest bathroom sign ever.
The toilets are really awesome. They come with buttons for music, like a flushing sound. I think it's so people don't hear you doing your business. America needs these.
After venturing around the campus, I wandered off across the river into some resident homes. Even the walls around houses are decorated cute. I thought of you, Lauren:
Some people were playing Rugby (I think):
And I saw this sign. This is for you, Timmy.
Then, I found a little temple.
And a park:
THIS IS JUST LIKE POKEMON SNAP! LOOK, I CAPTURED TWO IN ONE PICTURE. WONDERFUL!
Then I ran into Tsutaya, a video game, movie rental. They also sell some games. I might get a membership here sometime.
The new pokemon games!
GRANT, NOBUNAGA EXISTS.
Timmy, I also thought of you here:
Wish I had a PSP >__<
Then, I found another market! It mainly had stuff like kitchenware, gardening stuff, and school supplies. I just realized everything I bought was 105 yen each. No wonder I couldn't find the price tags. lolol. Must go back here for school supplies later.
|You could drink coffee the cute way.|
Then, I found the river again, so I thought I was on the right track back home. There were kids practicing for some sports around here. I think it was a gradeschool. They were all running around and stuff. AhHHHHh!
The ducks are way bigger in Japan. Or at least here. So are the other birds I've seen, but I really haven't seen many.
So I may have gotten lost. But then I ran into a policewoman and asked her if she could tell me where Seijo University was. Instead, she showed me the way without complaint. She was so nice. Actually, everyone here is really nice.
I came home pretty hungry and there was this menu at my door:
Something that's kind of strange to me is that I can't find regular green tea and when I did once, it was really expensive. There's usually just black tea and herbal sold around here.
So, here was my haul today. I splurged quite a bit. The Harry Potter movie was only about $4. I got the stationary to write letter to my grandma, stickers to decorate it and CHRONO TRIGGER 'CAUSE I HAD TO. and yes, Lauren. That is Animal Crossing in Japanese. If only the 3DS one was out. AND I GOT THAT BEAR NOTEBOOK 'CAUSE IT'S A BEAR WITH BALLOONS, WHAT OTHER REASON DO YOU NEED? And for school maybe. Mayhaps.
I forgot my DS at home. and the charger for it. Actually, I forgot it on purpose. I looked at it and said NO, KAT. YOU DONT' NEED THIS, YOU WILL BE STUDYING. Ugh. So if a package from home happens to come by here...and it happens to have my DS and the charger with it. Well, I wouldn't complain.
I'm pretty excited and nervous for school to start. Asato san said they don't have kickboxing. But they do have track, so I might be joining that. I'd really like the join an athletic club though. I hope that I have time like this to explore more during school and talk with locals, even if it is just because I'm lost. It's still fun hearing everyone talk and trying to figure out what they're saying.
Oh yeah, Lauren. I saw these hair signs and thought of you:
Well, it's only 6 p.m. here, and I rested up after venturing for 3 hours. lolol, so I'm off to look around some more.