Ok so I am finally starting my blog of some sorts this will be quite the task for me as I am terrible with updating anything and keeping things up to date. As of now I have been here for almost 3 weeks now though it definitely feels like longer. I am going to refer to my schedule to remember some of the things that have happened.
Molly and I arrived on September 3. Ww had pretty much been up for the whole flight which was about 13hrs, so we were tired to say the least. We finally made it out of the airport and met up with some of the proxy friends that had come to meet us, they didnt speak that much english and my brain was simply not capable of comprehending japanese. They took a god awful picture which i now have on my door, why idk, but its a picture i guess. They threw us on a bus and we were off. We basically fell asleep on the bus, not that there was much to look at. It turns out we aren't in the city, we are outside it in a japanese suburb of sorts. Life has its ways of pissing you off, but there are worse things in the world. We hop off the bus with a ton of luggage to meet the second group waiting to meet us. I understood the japanese this time but couldnt really respond. They took us to the taxi stop and molly and i were seperated but it was free so we cant complain too much. It was quite the awkward silence though. We finally got the dorms, and with a small army we dragged everything in. I was upstairs, molly downstairs. I had kohei and ray explain everything to me in japanese, and i understood most of it, what I needed to anyway. Molly came up and we met doug one of the australians. Then we started to get settled and went to bed.
The next day we went around the town with a group. We met joe, a decent kid though leaning towards the cliche person studying japanese if u know what i mean. We also met jeff, a sempai or student who has been here longer. He was really weird at first tho he may be growing on me a bit. We started off at the "italian" restaurant. I forget what i had but it was definitely not my favorite thing in the world. I have been there a few other times since then and their doria is ok and the ice tiramisu is pretty good too. Then we went to the hyaku en store, or 100 yen store, basically a dollar store. Tho i must say the quality is better than ours. Thats where i bought the stuff for my bathroom and plates and such. After that we were so tired and i had a migraine from the heat so we stayed and i took a nap. Then i woke up and the door handle to the bathroom fell off so that the inside handle fell inside and i couldnt open the door. So i had to have the non english speaking caretaker come to fix it. I learned that the word quietly can also be used as gently since i was to turn the handle quietly. His first idea was to tape on the handle. Yeah i laughed a bit. During this whole fiasco we missed out on the tour into the city, but doug was amused by my bathroom door. Then the caretaker stuck a piece of bamboo in it and taped it again as a temporary fix. Eventually the handle got fixed dont worry, but I think we went grocery shopping for the first time that night and i can say it wasnt fun. I dont remember the details but its still frustrating now so i can imagine it then.
In any case it will be tough work catching up and im sure to miss something. I will still put all of my pics on facebook and only the best ones on here since I want to print off my blog as a book. That is also why i hope to reflect on my other travels too. Get the most out of my money i guess.