So, I've been seeing Japanese versions of famous actors around here lately, including Morpheus, Richard Gere, and Bruno Mars. Grant didn't think that the guy I pointed out looked like Morpheus at all. Apparently, the only thing they had in common was that they were bald. You guys, you don't understand. He had the Morpheus attitude about him.
I was on the train to see Grant a few days ago and well, the train wasn't very crowded and I wanted to capture what I meant by seeing these Japanese versions of celebrities. I hope Richard Gere doesn't mind that I snapped this picture of him:
I took the wrong train again to Grant's. lololol. Apparently, it skipped over his stop. Luckily a woman helped me get back on the right track. The right train track. lololol, omg. halp.
Here's another look at Shinjuku:
Of course, we hit up some grocery stores just to look. And found this Lavos baby for sale:
AND GUESS WHAT ELSE WE FOUND?
That deserved a bigger font size. I can't even. I miss lean turkey so much. But we found it in huge form and in a bit smaller form:
We found a pumpkin weight-guessing contest and entered. I lifted up the pumpkin and then Grant a few times. They were a close weight, so we put that down as our guess XD.
Sometimes, I wish I was into manga and anime, because going into stores like these would be like being Abu in a cave full of treasure.
Clothing, Figurines, Just tons of collectibles from all animes and mangas:
Wednesday, during training class, I trained Wendy, Daan, and Mitchell. I taught them a bit about nutrition too and how it's even more important than exercise. They have it more difficult since the food program they're on doesn't allow for the most healthy choices all the time. A lot of the workout was showing them how to do moves, so I feel like it wasn't as challenging and effective. I told them it was the easy version of a workout and they said they were scared for my more advanced version. Wahaha.
But Wendy said she was sore yesterday, in the good way, from the workout. Yay!
I went and gave Asato san some dark chocolate from the package MoMo sent me 'cause I wanted to thank her for all of the work she does for us toublesome foreigners. Then, I stopped in Okuma's office and dropped off one of the coffee canisters that was also in the package. I noticed he had a lot of coffee in his office and wanted to thank him for the awesome dinner party for us the other night. Then, he said he had to thank me and give me something in exchange. Wait a minute. That wasn't supposed to be how it worked. lolol. He insisted and said that I can share it with those living in Shibata Mansion.
Apparently, the crackers at the top are made of nato and wrapped in nori. NooOooO, naAaAAtoOOo. D=
Grant and I met with his friend from New Zealand, Luke, at Takadanobaba. They wanted to look at Magic Cards at a small store hidden in the streets.
They had a ton of cards and then a few groups of people playing the game there.
Grant and I had a few helpings of food like this:
Yesterday, some of the exchange students were interviewed about Christmas in our own town for the festival next week. I told them how my family has Chinese food and a huge ham for Christmas. Then, I had to explain how it's not a very common combination for American families. I left out the Quanza pizza part, sorry, MoMo. lololol. =]
I had been dreading going to basketball the whole day. Well, week, really. When we were in the office, Laurent and Sabrina decided to drop Calligraphy. The boredom of it finally caught up to them XD. I don't know how they lasted so long in that class. I didn't think we could still drop classes, so I asked Asato san if I could drop basketball and she said that of course I could. Oh gosh.
I had been thinking for awhile "Well, I could just man-up and stick with it," but I didn't feel like dreading every Thursday. I really want to enjoy my time here as much as possible. I thought how I would really rather go to the gym and work on new moves and lifting since during my training class, I'm only training other people now and not getting a good workout myself. I was also tired of some of the students from the class laughing when I can't understand them and Mr. "Pass-Me-The-Ball-Smirking-Boy."
I know you're thinking "But, Kat! You just posted how awesome bastketball was and how you missed it." Yeah, I had good and bad days in basketball, but hey, if I can have all good days at the gym instead, then I'll take that any day.
Here's a few pictures from the Wine and Cheese party:
Oh, and I feel like this needs to be emphasized:
Wendy gave me chocolate from Belgium from the care package she received from home:
I have off today! The Sports Festival is today. (So, that's where Animal Crossing gets it from.) It's held somewhere else, but apparently 4 universities are included. It was too late for me to join. =[ That's okay! FreeEeEe dAaAAyYYy.
Tonight, I'll be meeting up with Yuuki and practicing some Japanese with him and then going with him and Mitchell to Kazuya's kickboxing class. w00t! I'll let you know how it goes ^___~.