Today was pretty chill. I think I'm doing a lot better in basketball class! And people are passing me the ball and everything. I love it. And, honestly, I realized how great of a coach Mr. Hurley was. Things he said or taught still run through my head and really help me out. I just want to go and shake his hand and say "Sir. Sir, you may have fed us Krispy Kreme donuts before practice, but you really taught us some fly basketball moves. I thank you."
I've been talking with Shun, too (I found out his name!) I try to speak as much Japanese to him as possible and he's very patient with me. He speaks some English, too! And helps to explain whatever the teacher yells at us. She's seriously crazy in the best way.
Something I really like about the Japanese students, is that they are really patient with you and let you try to speak Japanese to them. I think that's something that really hinders my learning; when teachers cut you off and don't let you finish your sentences. I know they're trying to help, but it really doesn't in the end. I feel like I'm really learning a lot more with the conversations I've had with the students.
Yesterday, I got to talk with a student from my training class and he taught me how to do barbell squats properly. I'm all about body strength training, but I do really want to know how to use equipment like barbells. Definitely going to be trying that more next week. I had been considering dropping Training since it is my only class on Wednesday and that way I could workout earlier in the day, but decided to stay in it so I could maybe pick up some more Japanese and stay motivated with everyone there. I'm really glad I did, too! I also talked with the teacher about personal training a little bit. He confirmed that it's difficult to get a personal training job in Japan and that there aren't many trainers. Japanese people don't like working out. They really do like their sports clubs, so that's one way they stay in shape.
Maybe this is their thought process:
And then, there is always some kind of event at the grade school:
Here's a guy texting while biking:
Honestly, I've just been studying these past two days. Tomorrow, Grant and I are planning on hanging out and going to Shibuya sometime. He was able to get a phone! So that's good. But I still don't have one. Haha, I don't know when it will be shipped to the store. Well, Chin san and I are first on the waiting list. XD
Oh! So we watched this video in class today. It reminded me so much of "Up."
I think Lauren and Timmy would really like this. The one we watched had a Japanese dialogue in it, but I think this is better without for you guys anyways. It made Sabrina cry ='[.
Yeah! I'm going to do more studying. I'm officially out of almonds. What is. This life? lolol. Sunday, I get to go to the safari with Yuuki and Rina, who I met today, and a few others! FRRRIIIIEEENNNDDDSSS. I ate lunch with Shota, Mitchell, Yuuki, and Rita today. I decided to sit on the ground and Yuuki said I should sit on the bench, but I wanted to face them while we ate so we could talk! Then, I asked if it wasn't common and he said that people think it's very strange and they don't do that in Japan. I actually looked around and people were looking. I asked why, since I was thinking "But it's so practical and convenient (i.e. if food drops, it's an ant's lunch for 5 years), but then Rita joined me ^___^. So the ground we sat and ate and had talks of Halloween and Safaris.
Oh gosh, I'll be forever floor girl.