Chapter Two: Shinjuku and my new host family...
Trip Start Mar 11, 2006
36Trip End Feb 09, 2007
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Where were we? Oh yes...Sunday after church (by the way I met this lady from the Ivory Coast who didnt speak English or Japanese that well, and would you believe we had a great conversation in French. Apparently my French isnt that bad after all...!) John Dil (family friend) came to pick me up and we caught like 5 trains -with all my stuff- to where he lives. I am now staying with his landlords family. (Agh Im going crazy I cant find the apostrophe on this thing!!) He just lives in West Tokyo but this is no small place...anyways theyre great
Last night I ate Japanese Curry and rice at their house, and didnt understand one thing that was going on. But I slept on a futon!!! So awesome. I woke up this morning and was like rock on, I slept on a futon! I think futon=genki in the morning.
So this morning after breakfast I sat staring blankly at my Japanese phrasebook, on the couch. No Japanese jumped into my head, I:m sorry to say. However, soon after, I engaged in conversation with my host dad, Kurogawa-san. In Japanese! Now, Im not saying my Japanese is anything to shake a stick at, if you had a stick, but I told him about my Dads business as an infertility specialist...WHOA, I know, thats what I thought. How cool is that? (Yes, he did understand...thanks for the vote of confidence...)Plus, today I have spoken to about 10 people for different reasons here in Shinjuku, and Im sure that I didnt act mentally retarded in front of more than 6 of them. Lets forget about the other 4, shall we? Righto. Anyways, I have to go buy shampoo before I get lost on the way home, plus I have to remember the way I biked this morning and actually recognise the house when I get there. Ill keep you posted.
hope everythings going well for everyone and that you dont miss me too much.