- Current Mood: nostalgic
The first and real reason I am here was to see POWDERFINGER live in their final tour! So brilliantly AWESOME!!
*sad face over the final bit*
BUT AWESOMENESS ABOUNDS WITH ALL THE FUN!!!!
- Current Mood: ecstatic
- Current Mood: chipper
Eventually I slept.......now I am downloading Hiro Mizushima's last movie "Drop', Been kinda curious about it for a while! Will maybe even write a review of it....at some point! lol
- Current Mood: awake
There is one student in particular who I haven't seen in 3 weeks and was wondering what had happened to him. He is very particular and has the same time each week. He is also 83 years old. So normally he leads the lesson with what he wants to talk about.
I was a little apprehensive to have a lesson with him today seen as we usually have technical difficulties and the last time we spoke I was getting a cold, and therefore not sounding the same. He declared that I had lost my beautiful voice. (whatever that is meant to mean)
Anyway, with a bit trepidation, I went to the lesson (it was my last for the day anyway) and it turned out to be a really great conversation!!
First he asked what I thought of the Japanese rainy season. Which my reply was ' I'm a Aussie. Rain is wonderful. Humidity sucks.'
Then he told me that he had thought of some questions beforehand to ask me! (awww he had done homework!)
These were his questions:
1. If I could eliminate one section of a traditional wedding ceremony, what would it be?
2. If I had to write a list of the 3 things that made me the happiest. What would they be?
3. If I had to choose any musical instrument to be played by a professional to listen to, what would it be?
I know its being a little stereotypical, but this is not the questions I was expecting to hear. usually it is about the weekend, weather, free time, hobbies...etc. So it was really nice to have an intelligent conversation with questions that were thought provoking and different.
Yay. He is back on my 'I like talking to them' list.
All answers are in a sense what I said, but think of them with more polite words and longer explanations.
- Current Mood: thoughtful
- Current Mood: distressed
Gotta run for now. Tomorrow I get to see a fortress! And just saying fortress sounds so cool!!! lol
Laters for now!
- Current Mood: bouncy
Original destination: Hirakata
Reason: Snow Park. (Fake snow!)
Time to destination: 26minutes on the subway and Keihan trains.
Actual scheme: To be out of the house. To see snow and general adventure. With a bit of shenanigans and tomfoolery to boot.
Actual destination: Kusatsu
Reason: why the heck not!
Time to destination: 65 minutes on uber fast JR.
I have lived in Japan for almost a year. Lived through the icky gross summer (my least favourite season) and now that winter is upon us and is soon to depart for the gross season again, don't I deserve to see the one thing I have never seen in all my years of life? Yes, I have never seen snow. And apparently it is now avoiding me. Don't know how or why it chooses to do that, but it is! It's a conspiracy. Its not like I haven't tried. I know it doesn't snow really at all in Osaka, but I have been to the places where it does snow! I have been to Kyoto, Nagoya, Hiroshima and Nara every weekend! But still to no avail!!!
So today, started out like any other day...me sleeping in and then thinking that I have to do my laundry. Next thought -'screw the laundry, where does that train go!'. Which is exactly what happened!
I was going to go to the Snow Park in Hirakata city, but seriously I haven't seen snow to this point, fake snow just doesn't cut it! I am determined to say I saw real snow or that I have lived in Japan for a year and never saw it! There is no halfsies! So I decided that I would head to Kyoto, there is meant to be snow there! At the station, the next uber fast train was bound for Tsuruga. I always wanted to go there!
Anyway, I got on, and while I sooo wanted to stay on the train till the end, it was late in the afternoon, so I choose to get off in Kusatsu. (been there before for work, but didn't explore the area.)
I wandered down the main street
Where by it felt like the time to find me a train home. Go the uber special rapid! However in the true Japanes style, I glanced at the delays board just to check before finding my train. The JR loop line had been delayed due to "Human Damage Accident". Hmmmmm. Not so good, but as always weird combination of words! I shouldn't laugh, but human damage??
I made it back to Shin Osaka in time for my tummy to rumble and declare its need for food. But I got a bit delayed in fulfilling this need caus there was a bag sale right at my exit!
so I may have bought another bag...it was only 10 bucks!! Finally there was food and an awesomely wonderful conversation with my boy! Woooooo! Which also consisted of finding out why my DS was on the fritz! Yay!! more puzzle games for me!
Oh my day even got a theme song! Weird, I know, but when you actually hear something in English it tends to get stuck in your head!
Theme song for the day: Yellow submarine.
- Current Mood: bouncy
Anyway it is 2.5 km long and we started in the middle and eventually found one end, then silly us turned around and went to the other end! Seriously it makes your head spin at the never ending sight of the shops, lights, decorations, Torii gates hanging from the roof. Very niffty continuing pavement of squggly fun. YAY. go us.
Bought me some of those chrissie presents. and me a new bag. wooooo.
my feet are cold.
gotta find me some socks. :)
- Current Mood: chipper
To have a mini catch up:
I am still in Japan.
I am about to move apartments--this one sucks! need fresh air(as fresh as it can be) and not be in a basement.
I am now 27.
I am still in love with my boy-going on 2 years now. :D
I have an almost full schedule, but I like it that way.
I am meeting a whole bunch of people.
I am totally missing my peoples back home.
I am starved for English books and scour the land for shops that have them.
I have my own Kimono.
I am working on my Japanese.
I have gotten very drunk.
I have bought more cameras.
I have been exploring the country.
I have been hiding out in my English world.
I have been on the bullet train.
I have lost weight.
I have walked up way too many stairs.
lol. It's been fun!
- Current Location:soon to move!
- Current Mood: hyper