Business Hotel Nishikiryu
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No longer the 'split girl'
This past week brought a much anticipated breakthrough for me. I have a new trick in the show!
In the trapeze nomenclature the term 'split girl' refers to the lowest level flyer in the troupe, almost always a female, who is hired because she is able to perform the most rudimentary trick in trapeze, the split. If likened to standard business practices it is an 'assistant' position. A great many female flyers start out ...
... when she's feeling less than enthusiastic. In her head she sings the James Brown song "I Feel Good". You know the one...." I feel good!!...naa naa naa naa naa naa naa....like I knew that I would now....naa naa naa naa naa naa naa....." Honestly, if I picture his big smiling face and sing along in my head, it really does make me feel better. At least it puts a bit of additional wind under my wings.
Next step for me....home! The ...
... on the American government to thank for that). We had to leave the bullet train at one small town to pick up the regular train on the Nikko line and just missed our next train so we had an hour's wait until the next one. I am so glad we had this wait because here we had one of those travel moments you just have to love.
We were hungry and the station had these tiny little family owned restaurants that seat maybe 5-10 people at a time. ...
... rooms, they didn't just change the sheets.
They straightened our things, and even took loose change and arranged it by
The sense of space and arrangement is very prominat here. I was speaking to
one of the translators and he told me about how everyone had their own
potted plants or small garden because how cramped the city is, and how that
is how they keep a sense of nature.
Today we will be doing a washi workshop and the sumi ...
... much. He often stopped me from overworking as well.
After that we went out to eat at a place that people from Tokyo go to when they are in Kiryu because the noodles there are one of a kind in Japan. The noodles are flat, about 18 in long, and 6 inches across. They were created to reflect the textile industry of Kiryu.
Early to bed last night, to readjust. I was able to get about 8 hours of sleep, so I feel much better.
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