Just some thoughts about Japan so far.
I love people with random English sayings on their shirts. I really want to get some. So far I’ve seen ones that say, “You should try to not miss the train,” “I only did it because he told me,” “The elephant parade is coming.” I don’t know where one acquires these, but when I find out, it’s what everyone is getting as a souvenir. Karen and I did see one today that said “The deadline is over. If you want it,” but, it was cut for girls and I don’t think it was Karen’s size. It was in a sale bin.
It feels really weird being a minority. People stare at me. It’s kinda uncomfortable. I feel weird on the subway when I have a seat next to me, but someone looks at it and decides to walk to a further seat instead of sitting next to me.
I have no idea how to use my keitai (cell phone). There’s too much stuff happening on it. I have a feeling I am going to get a ¥20,000 charge or something next month without even knowing I did anything.
Nanzan really sucks at orienting us. I feel like instead of taking 5 days it could have easily been 2 or 3. I feel bad for the people who have to travel an hour or more. They had to come to school to fill out a course registration form. Seriously. That’s what we did yesterday. It took 15 minutes.
That’s all for now. I’ll update what I did (or really didn’t do, since school-wise, we just had like 3 half-hour orientation sessions this week.) later this week. Classes start tomorrow. Should be fun.
You know you love me. xoxo