Then, Shibata san posted on Facebook that there was going to be a BBQ party for the exchange students at his mansion. The Shibata Mansion is where all of the other exchange students live. Luckily, Tom and Evan got their phones and text messages here work like emails. I'm really not sure how that works...but if I send them an email, they see it as a text message. So it's really helpful since I don't have a phone yet and can still contact them.
Tom came to the station in Ikuta to pick me up and take me to the mansion. It was a much different atmosphere.
Old Hello Kitty train mobile thinger outside O__O
Here's some beer, scotch, etc. pics for Grant. Sometimes...I can't tell the difference with Japanese alcohol.
The alcohol was extremely cheap. Tom said it was probably cheaper to be drunk than sober when living in Japan XD.
That's a 2.5 Liter for like...3,000 something yen. So, ridiculously cheap.
|Cocoa and Vanilla Ice Cream Koala March|
|Halloween Strawberries and Cream Koala March|
|They had a ton of Rement, Lauren!|
|Bethhhh, Hello Kitty Macaroni Shapes!|
|BREAD HANDS! This is as close as I could get without really really creeping by the window.|
Shibata san was taking pictures of us so I was retaliating.
Evan, Photo-bomber: Level 10.
Here is a great series of shots. Everyone got their phones so they were all really excited to use the cameras and such. In the first photo is my finger. How exciting!
Wendy (from Belgium, like Daan) and Kirsty. Wendy's phone had a Purikura function that could make your eyes bigger and skin perfect in a photo. This ipod does not. lolol.
More camera war photos
I was asking her what things were or what they meant. For example, I pointed to a dog and asked her what it was, which she said "Inu," which is dog in Japanese. Then, I asked what it was in English and she also knew it was "dog."
Then, I pointed to a sticker that said "Love" and she said, from what I got from her Japanese, when a girl and a boy come together and kiss and then later get married. I asked her if she loved anyone and apparently there's a boy from her school she's sweet with. XD
They usually make breakfast and dinner during the weekdays for the students who pay for the meal plan. Apparently, the dishes can be really foreign. One breakfast recently was a fish with its head still on and a belly full of eggs.
I think I'll stick with my non-Indiana Jones breakfasts.
On the way back home, I stopped at the market since I was out of chicken and found a peach for 150 yen! Usually they're like 500-600+ each!
It may have been older and not as pretty, but I had it for breakfast today and it was darn good. =]
Today is another free day. I'll probably start studying the Kanji they gave us to learn. It's been raining all night and morning, so it's the kind of stay-in weather anyways. I changed my computer's CD drive to this region, so I'll be able to watch Japanese DVDs on it now. Hopefully I won't need to change it back again while I'm here, since you're only allowed to change it 4 times, but you never know when I'll be able to do a Jillian workout. One of these days...