About 5 days ago, Seijo held a party for all of the exchange students and pretty much anyone who wanted to come, with permission, was welcome. So, I invited Grant to join ^___^.
The part was only about two hours and half of the time was taken up by the different groups of students introducing themselves in front of everyone. I think I had the best speech. "I'm Kat. Like a Cat. I'm from Wisconsin and go to UWM. Nice to meet you." After about 3 times of saying the same little introductory speech this year, I think I'm starting to master it. And yes, in my "ordering at a restaurant" voice. Ugh.
So here's some pictures from that night.
This is me being really awkward with one of the head people from Seijo and Grant:
Here's all of the exchange students lined up to give their introductory speeches and make me sound like a first grader:
Anyways, I got to meet some new people, which is always awesome.
Here is Tom introducing our Regatta team:
Some people said it meant, "Good luck" from their country. I said, "Don't screw up." Go America!
Yuka didn't know what to say, so this is me telling her to say "Break a leg," and she said "Break leg."
The next day, Grant and I decided to go to somewhere new for both of us, so we went to Ginza.Yeah. It wasn't exactly the greatest place on earth. It was cold, rainy, and dementors were near. Ginza was pretty much just a bunch of huge, expensive brand name stores, like Gucci and Louis Vuitton. Diane and Johnny would have had a field day. Grant and I are not Diane and Johnny.
Here are some pity pictures:
There was a place located in the station called The Food Show, which is basically a huge food court where you can buy food from a bunch of different booth-like restaurants, with no place to sit down to actually eat what you buy. Grant and I ended up buying obentos that looked delicious.
Because of our sad day so far, we decided to go a little bit more crazy on our Fro yos and pile on as much as we wanted.
This is what it looks like inside the Partyland:
Grant was here for a few hours:
Have you ever seen one of these crazy laser keyboards before?!
Grant and I then got some Tim Tams and hot chocolate. It was that kind of day.
Luke asked if we wanted to meet up in Shimokitazawa to hang out for a bit. Grant and I went a bit early and he picked up this hat to replace the one that went missing:
It was freezing outside and I decided to go home earlier since the Regatta race was the next day and we were all meeting early in the morning. Even with my heater on at apparently 29°C, which is 84.5 °F, I was still shaking for half the night. I even went and put my feet in really hot water, but they turned icy cold a few minutes later. Woof! At least I wasn't sick at all the next day. Go immune system! =^.^=
Bah, I'm going to start writing the post about the Regatta race and then post it tomorrow =^.^=.