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... shape, clean, dry, good surface, and mostly very little traffic. Normally I am not embarking on something as ambitious this time of day, but with check out at 11, it was now or never. Good or bad, there were markers every 100 meters, and a post every kilometer, counting down the distance. It was a strange ride for me, there were times I felt great, other times, just terrible. The best I felt was the last 3 KM, oh well better late than never. Once at the top, it ...
... to gain some perspective on what I have achieved through my association with Japan. Sometimes seeing the 'normal stuff' through fresh eyes is really refreshing (her compliments didn't hurt much either, ha!). And as I near the end of my second semester here, I feel like my exchange experience has evolved into something so far beyond my initial goal of language learning.
Admittedly I haven't really regained that drive I initially had for constantly surrounding myself ...
... of being in a new environment ends, and the emotional rollercoaster that is being in a new culture begins. The boundaries of my comfort zone are very blurred these days! That said, tough moments teach you a lot and keep you humble. So I am reluctantly grateful for the moments where I just wanted to throw it all in and hop a plane to anywhere Western. lol.
But lets leave that all where it belongs and fast forward to now! It's HOT. ha. When I broke it ...
... Ben had found the previous day for dinner. We borrowed an umbrella from the Ryokan as they have lots to spare and they are see-through, making it easier to walk through crowds.
Now, the cafe looked normal from the outside, if small, and we were almost immediately met by the lady owner who opened the door and beckoned us in. We found ourselves in what felt like her lounge, with a small cooking area on the left, a sofa down the right hand side and table down the ...
... You’d have to be looking carefully in order to find what you want! This place was an Indian restaurant and we hadn’t sat down for long before we were joined by Brendan’s friend, and a co-founder of K-Ballet (the company Brendan works for), Stuart Cassidy, or Cass for short. Now, we didn’t know just how big he was in the world of dancing, until he mentioned the campaign he did with Darcy Bussell for the Royal Ballet. At this point we pretty much twigged!