It's been staying pretty simple this week here. Yesterday, I went to go get a cat present for my Grandma at that one cat store with all the cat stuff, to add to the letter I wrote for her. Cats.
Of course, the one place I wanted to go was closed.
Oh well. I went around searching for another cat thing around town and ended up buying presents for Lauren, Beth, Timmy, and my grandma. I still haven't found the perfect gift for MoMo yet. It's always "well...maybe," but never like "OH GEE WIZ, THIS IS PERFECT FOR HER!," like the other presents.
Here's some Japanese food. I was probably very rude for walking in, taking pictures, and walking out. In several places. Lauren, I really am building quite the reputation here.
I feel like they actually cooked this stuff that day and it didn't come shipped to the store in a plastic bag, refrigerated for awhile, and then taken out to sell *cough*, like some stores back home...*cough*.
Then, there were these awesome guys at a boutique:
This wasn't at the boutique, but I kind of wish it was.
MoMo, this Raspberry Nectar tea is insane. It smells like a popsicle. I must try it cold sometime. Thank you again! ^___^
Rather than venturing a bit more, I've been studying a lot. And when I take a break, I've been playing Animal Crossing in Japanese, which is called "どうぶつのもり/動物の森、” which means Animal Forest. I've hardly gotten far. It's like oh yay! Time to relax and do some errands for some animals and go fishing and talk to the workers. Then, they bust out really strange Japanese. It's all casual speaking, the kind that kids use. In school, we've learned mainly formal speech, so this is just crazy stuff. I haven't even finished doing the simple errands for Nook yet. lolol. It takes a year and then some to figure out what they're saying and after looking up the random Kanji they use. It's kind of tiring, but still really fun.
But we were able to watch this video. I think Lauren might enjoy it a few times.
Basketball was really fun today. I'm getting to know the other students better, too. And they're passing me the ball XD. haha, yay! The teacher is so funny. She's full of energy and is always yelling stuff that I don't understand some of the time. She's like the "best friend's young and eccentric grandmother" you wish your friend had.
Here are my new basketball shoes. They were totally required.
I forgot one of the student's names (WHY AM I SO BAD AT THIS?) but he's been really nice to me 'cause he knows a little bit of English and sometimes helps me when the teacher says something that I don't understand. Something I thought was funny was when he asked if I knew the brand American Eagle. Apparently, it's really desired, but really expensive in Japan. I asked if he knew what "preppy style" was, but he didn't ^___^'.
I decided to drop Calligraphy after not much debate in class. It was. Really boring. We practiced the same 4 Kanji for an hour and a half. But here's my name in calligraphy that the teacher gave me:
It's pretty early right now. Yesterday, I found out while I put on some TV briefly, that we're receiving some random channels for a bit. One had Hamtaro playing! but it also had this big sign blocking the channel. Maybe we're not supposed to be getting it. lolol. Well, Bijou here is pretty pumped about it.
I got to mail the letter for Grandma today, so I'm really excited for her to receive that.
But yeah! This is what's been going on. Kirsty and I are going to go to Shinjuku tomorrow to find out where Grant is living so I don't get as lost trying to find his place when he gets here this weekend! ^____^ So awesome. So pumped.
Time to study now though. =^.^=
Oh yeah, here are some pictures Asato san gave me today of the lunch with the American Embassy a few days ago: