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25 June 2011 @ 08:51 am
Week One: more pics  
Week 1 is over!  Well, there's tomorrow (sunday) where the owner is throwing us a bbq and i'll basically be prepping for that and doing homework all day, but other than that it's a done week.  We had placement tests!  I was placed!  I'm in a class with people whose speaking abilities roughly match mine, though my reading abilities are a little better, I think, but that works for me.  We have an absolute ton of homework, some of which I did on the train ride today since I went up to Tokyo and it was a 2 and a half hour ride to get to the conference I was attending!  Which was great fun - saw a panel on social activisim that talked about DIY Punk in Japan, another one where the best presentation suggested that films that have the conflict around traditional/modern (past/present) may not be as easily read and categorized as we think, and felt an earthquake (tiny one! don't worry! they happen all the time here).  I really spent most of the day on trains, but even that was entertaining - there was a guy on the train wearing fuzzy leopard shorts with pockets.  Like the shorts were made out of fuzzy leopard material.  I shit you not.  How I love you Japan!

metal sculpture in the plaza of the Queen's Square in Yokohama shopping district

I climb these stairs every day on the way to the train station.  If they look like they hurt that's because they do.  In a good way.

And this is for [personal profile] akavertigo (sorry it's not a robot) - this Snoopy greets people who walk up the steps to a house just down the street from my accomodations.

also posted to dreamwidth | you can reply here or there | um, but don't worry, i'm still an lj girl
Elite Nerd Patrol, On Duty: platypusmechassninja on June 25th, 2011 02:02 pm (UTC)
that sculpture is totally amazing. and i am so jealous and weirdly homesick (japansick?) for our previous odd little neighborhood right now. wish i were with you. ;)
my monkied brainkatekat1010 on June 27th, 2011 03:47 am (UTC)
japansick is totally a word. and i miss you too darling - you pretty much ruined japan for me, you know that? it hasn't ever been the same without you .... wish you could come out too. you'd like the little place, and you could groan with me at all the fucking uphill walking.
Kat: *facepalm*seductivembrace on June 26th, 2011 08:50 am (UTC)
I saw the first one and thought "what a cool rollercoaster!". Then I saw your description and was all "doh!".

There's such pretty greenery by you. Very pretty.

Yay, for being "placed". *grin*
my monkied brain: _nihon_prayerskatekat1010 on June 27th, 2011 03:49 am (UTC)
ha! you are not the first to say that either, so don't feel bad!

and there is really lovely greenery! i'll have to try to take more pics of the garden soon too so i can show more ofit.

indeed, placed is good! ;)