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... the ski races for the 1998 Nagano oylmpics occurred. We ended up on a beautiful hike through forests in the mountains. Since both my father and I are lets say "a wee bit" competitive, neither one of us would ever admit if we were tired so we rarely took brakes and did an extra hike at the end. At the end of the hike, we ended up at a deserted hotel, starving, only to learn that the restaurant was not open. There were remnants of ...
... The sheet music the recreated themselves so that it was color coded to the bells so that you knew which bell to play when! I wish all sight reading was that easy.
After bells it was dessert time. We had this cornstarch/water/sugar paste covered in different items like red beans, sesame seeds, and what looked like grounded gramcrackers. It was another chewy texture and semi sweet.
Spent the rest of the ...
... with the Mayor. The house was just blocks from my house. Everyone there was from America or Great Britain! (20 people) It was nice to talk in complete sentences and have a few drinks. ( I tried a pineapple cocktail drink and grape fruit cocktail drink these were equal to having a Sminroff ice type drink back home) We had burgers and snack food. There were also these ...
... 2 pieces of nigiri (Fish on a ball of rice) and none of those fancy rolls like you get in the US. All plates were 108 yen or $1.08 US dollars. Also the fish was 'held in place' by a bit of wasabi. Sometimes the wasabi was too heavy and burned. Mr. Hoya actually had a coughing fit and watery eyes and nose from the intensity of one piece.
Earlier in the day I finally got ...
Today I woke up still angry. I have had some major up and downs adjusting to things here and I'm tired of the towel I have to dry off with after a shower, it is the size of a hand towel, no joke. Wet long curly hair needs lots of fabric to dry it.
Today we went to Nabeyata ES. This school is in walking distance from my homestay and city hall. We presented about our school to 4 different groups and ...
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