My Parents in Tokyo (last month)

3 July 2010

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My Parents in Tokyo (last month)

/ / Mom and Dad came to see me for 9 days in Tokyo!

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My Birthday (last month)

18 June 2010

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So, May 28 was my 22nd birthday. The fact that I hadn’t posted about that yet shows you how far behind I am. / / / /At this point, I had been in Japan for less than two months. Yet somehow I still had made enough friends for all this: / / / /And there […]

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Flea market!

12 June 2010

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Flea market!

(This was actually awhile ago…I’m behind on my posts again) / / / /One day, I went out to get some food, and right outside of campus I saw this: / / / /That seemed odd, apparently they had shut down the road, so I started biking on the sidewalk / / / /20 feet […]

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I ain’t hatin’

28 April 2010

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I ain’t hatin’

An exchange student from Europe recently told me that she found my blog, and she thinks I should stop making fun of Japanese accents, i.e. “it’s rerry complicated” from the cell phone post. / / / /So let’s be clear: Just because a Japanese person speaks less-than-fluent English does not mean that they’re an idiot […]

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Save me from the cell phones!

19 April 2010

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Save me from the cell phones!

I like cell phones. Cell phones are cool. / / / /You know what I don’t like? / / / /Buying cell phones. / / / / / / / /Lemme see if I can summarize this. First off, coming to Japan, I knew that I’d want a cell phone. Everyone has cell phones around […]

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I Can

18 April 2010

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I Can

So…. Japanese Placement Test…yeah… / / / /That was hard. / / / /Some background: / / / /Skill in Japanese is measured on a scale of 1 to 4, where 4 is the worst and 1 is the best. Try to remember that: they’re counting backwards. / / / /(There’s also, technically, a level […]

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Bicycle!

17 April 2010

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Bicycle!

Judging from my posts on Orientation, you might surmise that I’m having a bad time in Japan. I’m actually having a great time, which is why I added those little disclaimer notices to the top. Sometimes complaints are funny, ok? Anyway, here’s one thing I’m not complaining about: bicycles. / / / / / / […]

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Orientation part 2

8 April 2010

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Orientation part 2

(Standard Notice: Beware of humorous sarcasm. If it seems like I’m complaining, I’m actually not. Well, I am kindof, but the positives of Japan greatly outweigh the negatives.) / / / / / /(Ok, I’m a few days behind on posting, so bear with me) / / / /For Wednesday’s orient-ation (oh! see that pun? […]

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Orientation

6 April 2010

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Orientation

(Note: If it sounds like I’m complaining, I’m actually not. I’m still very very glad to be here) / / / /This was last week, the day after I arrived in Japan: / / / /I’m sitting in a room with about 80 people, most of them Asian. Up at the front there’s some administrator-types […]

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The Trip

2 April 2010

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The Trip

I don’t like planes. / / / /I don’t like rushing to the airport. I don’t like worrying about whether or not they’ll lose my luggage. I don’t like being confined for several hours on end. I don’t like the constant “plane sound” you hear from the inside. I especially don’t like motion sickness, to […]

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