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 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.
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