It’s Saturday, so that means it’s raining.
I wanted to go to Nagoya today, but I don’t want to drown on the way there. So instead I decided to wait out a break in the rain and bike to the other mall in Okazaki, which is south of where I live. It’s called Wingtown. It’s a couple of stories, but it’s a bit smaller than Aeon.
What it does have, though, is Imagine. And Imagine is a big book store and stationery/music/video/game store as well.
My kind of store!
Imagine is pretty handy if you’re a student at Yamasa, because it has a bunch of different stores all bunched into one.
One of my problems right now is dealing with the massive influx of printouts I get every day at Yamasa. The pages aren’t just A4 sized, they’re more like A3 or B2-sized. Imagine something you’d use as a paper place mat for a really messy kid. Now make it just a tad bigger.
Now what do you do with a pile of 50 of these that you need to keep organized so you can study?!?
For now, I’m going to try the “clear file” solution, which entails getting some A4-sized book-like things that have 20-40 clear pockets in them, and stuffing the sheets in the pockets, folded over. We’ll see how it works.
I also bought a new memory card for my PSP, so I can keep my JP and EN gaming separate. And of course I bought some books to read.
I’ve said it before, I know, but I’ll say it again, anyway. I love Japanese book stores.
When I was ready to head back, a frog-strangler of a thunderstorm popped out of nowhere. Real lightning and thunder, even! It was my first thunderstorm in Japan. With it raining so hard, it was impossible to go back home, so I hung out and waited for it to pass. It took a while, but eventually it cleared up enough so I could go home.
Now I’m going to do some reading!