Toyoko Inn Sapporo Hokudai-mae
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... Day (day 3), she wore her ch’ima chogori which is the national dress of Korea. It’s similar to a kimono which is worn by Japanese women. Anyway she wanted us to take pictures of her and was proud to show off her dress. She asked that we showed people back home so that they can see Korean culture.
She was always in a good mood and could handle our various questions about NK with honesty. Granted she said “American scum” and “Japanese ...
... but I also went up for 3rds and 4ths. I’ve never gone up for 4ths before so this was a good day (currently experiencing carb overload crash so I’m typing this with a strong coffee in hand).
I then told them how janken (rock, paper, scissors) in so instilled into a Japanese person (they literally use it for EVERYTHING), that if I go up to a random Japanese person and janken them, they automatically janken me back. To prove my point ...
... was my turn to speak first. As I went up a spotlight came on me and I was like errrr. My ninensei teacher went up to the mic and started playing this song https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d27gTrP PAyk. It was a song that she had shown her students one day and related it to me being in Japan. But as you can see in the picture, she changed the lyrics and made it about me. It was really thoughtful. A few teachers were shouting "Love letter!" and "Mr Dec's girlfriend" haha. ...
... husband that same afternoon when he was headed home from a discussion at Hokkaido University. Even though we just met, I saw Farah 3 times this week and next week she might come to Japanese class. Too bad she'll be leaving for Tokyo soon.
Friday was a stay at home day, but I managed to make it a productive one. I started tackling my list of things I needed to do to come back home, like submitting a resume to apply to become a substitute teacher. It ...
... room to take my temperature, so I opened my mouth. The lady said something, so I thought maybe it was for my ear. Then she made a motion and I realized it was for under my armpit.
I waited a short time and went in to see the Dr. We talked about what symptoms I had been experiencing, most of which he knew from Mariko's phone call. He asked to see my throat and shined a regular household flashlight in there to see and felt my neck. My diagnosis was a ...