Today was the real deal interview test in JBPP. That was pressure I could feel.
The interviewers were a couple of our teachers, but it was still stressful, because they were asking hard questions, and I not only had to answer in Japanese, I had to answer in the proper degree of polite Japanese.
That’s enough to make my brain melt a little.
I also had to remember to knock, open the door, bow, stand, sit, etc. all in the proper fashion.
It’s a lot to remember, but I think I did okay.
Family Mart Rocks
After class, I went to Domy to get some groceries, and got some good deals on the various stuff on sale, like bananas.
It’s been really cold these past few days, and I’ve been miserable. I really underpacked for the weather, and the lack of American-sized clothes here is killing me. I can’t find anywhere around here that sells anything larger than a medium.
Japan’s XL is America’s M. Well, slightly larger than M, but effectively M, because it’s smaller than L even. Japan’s XXL is just about an L. I’m an XL guy, so it’s been an exercise in futility trying to find anything that would fit me.
Even if I drop 20-30 pounds, it won’t change the fact that I have big lungs, big shoulders, and a large rib cage.
But on my way out of the Family Mart tonight, I got a reprieve. I saw that they were selling Thinsulate gloves for 1000 yen. That will help a lot. They even offered to cut the tags off for me at the register.
That was pretty awesome.