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... Japanese language. I even feel guilty about watching English language programs in my free time. The awareness that I could be maximising my language exposure but am actively choosing not to is the same feeling you get when you eat that chocolate bar instead of a healthy snack. "I don't care that this is bad for me, I'm doing it anyway so there!" feeling followed by a "...I really should be trying harder as this..." feeling. Ridiculous, I know. Particularly seeing that I ...
... my thermals I had a couple of months solo before teaming up with my new friend, the pedestal fan! We're very happy together. And whilst the humidity is pretty intense the summer holidays are merely weeks away!
In April (with the start of the new academic year) I joined the Tsukuba Uni Skindiving Club. All the newbies and myself went on a gear-buying expedition a couple of months ago so I'm fully kitted out with booties, flippers, mask, snorkel, ...
... arts, sometimes you
have to be strong and fierce (like karate) when the time is right, and
sometimes the tiniest breeze is all it takes (more like tai chi.) It can
be a tornado which destroys and causes sadness but is unavoidable; it
can also be what nature requires to scatter seeds among the earth to
grow more life and allow the beauty to rise from the ground. The nature
of wind is unstoppable, and it can both hurt and ...
... stopped at a Cake stall and bought a couple of tea time cakes. I was very proud as I ordered in quasi-Japanese, which was progress: “Konichiwa. Ichi strawberry shortcake and ichi fruit tart o kudasai”. Only then to reach my limit when I had to ask for a fork.
On the way back to the Ryokan we stopped in a local playground as Ben had seen some Panda statues that he wanted a photo of me with. Nutter.
Later that evening we ventured out to the ...
... still, and I loved the fact that they were so manga-esque! Tokyo uniforms seem to be tartan pleated skirts, high socks, shirt sleeved white shirt with tartan tie and a sleeveless cricket jumper. According to Brendan, some of them even wear it on weekends! Weird, but cute.
We made our way over to the restaurant which was nearby and down in a basement. Tokyo is very much an “upstairs, downstairs” city with many restaurants and bars on floors other than the ground ...
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