Today I discovered a few embarrassing, yet very important things.
- The 2,000 yen/week bicycle you rent will probably look bad no matter what.
- The 2,000 yen helmet you get extra somehow makes you look even worse.
- The 2,000 yen/week bicycle rides even worse than you thought a bicycle could.
- Using the 2,000 yen/week bicycle means that your posterior will severely dislike you.
- It beats walking… sometimes?
I’m going to lay down on my stomach and sob softly into my pillow. Maybe I’ll be able to sit again tomorrow.
I suppose I could just block the memory. Or just create some better memories and hope they drown out my discomfort.
I’m thinking about going to Nagoya to have some dinner at the station. I could seriously murder a cow right now and just eat it raw.
My teachers are nice, and they’re proving just how little Japanese I really know. That’s kind of sad. But they’re eager to help me, and I appreciate it. I had six semesters of Japanese in graduate school, but then I made the mistake of not studying much the last 3 years or so.
If you don’t use it, you lose it.
More Random Stuff
It gets dark quickly here, because they don’t believe in Daylight Savings Time. I kind of miss that, but then again, when I’m in the U.S., and the sun doesn’t rise until 8 a.m. in October, well, that’s kind of messed-up, too.
My in-room phone has a “Morning Call” feature. (What we call a “wake-up call” in the U.S.) I have no idea how to turn it off. I can set it for whenever I want to, but I can’t set it to “Never.”
My A/C and I keep having little fights over whether it wants to run or not. You’d think 75F would be cool enough to open the windows. You’d be wrong. Okazaki makes Florida feel like a desert. (It’s very humid here for some reason.) Opening the window only makes it worse.
In spite of it all, I’m having a blast. I’m in an unfamiliar country doing strange things, and nobody has arrested me.