Two days ago, I went to a park in Sagamiko to see their Winter Illuminations with Mitchell, Anthony, Evan, Aroma, Moe, and Chihiro ^____^.
In one of the train stations, I finally saw a stranger vending machine.
But this sign was pretty awesome:
Oh, and this guy was just chilling:
After a few train rides about an hour away, we were picked up by one of Aroma's friends.
The ride there was kind of insane. Aroma's friend was nice
enough to drive us there. The road we were taking had so many small,
sharp turns. It felt like we were driving up a mountain. The road was
also extremely narrow and the exchange students thought it was one way,
until there was a car coming our way. "Wait, it's two-way?" Hahaha.
be honest, the way there, I was thinking "What have I gotten myself
into? We are totally going to drive off this winding road." When we got
there though, my anxiety went away.
It was probably as fascinating to me as it was for the Trolls to see New York City for the first time.
These stars were everywhere and if you pushed a button, the star changed to a different color, which indicated your fortune.
Then, there was this magical tunnel...
We had to wait about 30 minutes for the bus and we tried to figure out what the lyrics of "The Twelve Days of Christmas" were. Evan looked them up in the end. I usually hate Christmas songs to be honest, but being here makes me feel like I should be singing them. What is. This Life?
We have a new game amongst the exchange students: Take a picture with Mitchell when he falls asleep (which is very often).
It was definitely a beautiful night. Yesterday, I went swimming with Evan again and he started to teach me how to do the butterfly, breaststroke, and sidestroke. His mum teaches swimming and gave him a few pointers to teach me. I plan to grow fins before I return to the US. I have a lot to work on before then.
Last night, there was a pretty decent earthquake. I woke up and though "earth...quake..." and then it happened.
Tonight, Grant and I are hanging out ^___^. We'll be shopping around
'cause I need a winter coat. I left my winter Wisconsin skin at home.