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... some more. And then some more. All in a hour. I think i had about 4 pints, 2 plum wines and a glass of shouchu (like vodka tasting alcohol). He said his schools nomikai (drinking party) was at 7, however he hadn't seen me in a while so wanted to take me to another bar. He paid 3/4 of the bill and we left.
I found myself in probably the smallest cocktail bar in Japan. 3 seats. That's not a typo. 3 seats. We ordered 2 martini's, shaken ...
Goodbye to using yen and carrying huge wads of cash
Goodbye to having to sort out the trash
Goodbye clear umbrellas used to see where you’re going
Goodbye to the language I leave not knowing
Goodbye to Atsuo to whom we owe so much
For showing us new restaurants, translating and such
Now it’s time to return to our state
But thank you Japan it’s been ...
... and followed.
Before entering the actual pools you have to take a shower. So I head on over and straight away there's a naked man with no towel round himself just standing there facing me. "For f*ck sake!" I was thinking. Probably the first of many. So I went ahead and started showering. But they have a mirror so you can see your whole body. And you have to sit down and look in it in order to shower. It was weird. Watching myself ...
Sunday morning we headed out to church in some snow flurries. As the speaking portion of the service was starting, one of the American members brought us these little devices and said that there was a Japanese guest speaker this morning but we could hear a translation through the earphone. This was the first time we had ever had a simultaneous translation, since it's usually Japanese, English, Japanese, English or vice versa depending on the church. One of the church members ...
... crying/blinded because of it. I tucked it into my shorts (my shirt that is) but then another stretch popped it out (again, my shirt). The boys were like "many hair, many many hair!!" and the girls all looked away horrified haha and pretty much avoided eye contact with me for the rest of the session! Luckily I’m used to girls avoiding me as Heesbeen and I well know, having spent 3 unsuccessful years at University together (trying to chat up women I mean. ...