So I kept forgetting to update this. As per usual.
The rest of our trip was awesome. Here are links to all 4 facebook albums I made, where you can view most of my photos from the trip. You don't need a facebook account to view them. Be sure to check the captions if you're interested in more info about specific shots; I think I wrote something under each one.http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=2093643&id=27907059&l=4fcfc9c9afhttp://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=2093646&id=27907059&l=9d50f47f3b
The rest of spring break was nice. I didn't do much, but that in itself was enjoyable. Definitely got my sleep schedule way backwards. I'm still working on fixing it. It's hard to go from a bedtime of 4~6:30am (and getting up at 3pm) to a bedtime of 11pm~1am (and getting up at 9-10am).
I've taken more photos recently but I have yet to sort through them, fix up the nicer ones and put them online anywhere. I'll try and post a few here as I type.
Let's see... I'm trying to think of what I can write about, as far as things I've done since my last post.
Saw Watchmen with Jesie, Andrew, Perkins and Viet. That was fun. I bought some merchandise for the movie at the theatre's little gift shop (click the link below for photos).( Photos of Watchmen stuffCollapse )
So, yeah, I liked the movie a lot. It stayed very close to the original graphic novel's storyline, which was a big plus. And the 2 hours and 45 minutes of screen time didn't seem like a lot, because they definitely worked as much information as they could into that time, since they couldn't have possibly covered the entire book.
Anyway, what else... Well, I got to see the cherry blossoms bloom here last weekend. Very pretty. I got a lot of photos, but I'll just post a couple. Click the link below to see them.( Cherry blossoms!Collapse )
I also got my hair cut the other week. It was only 1800 yen (~$18) because Wednesday is Ladies' Day at the place that Jesie and I went to, so that was pretty cheap to have it washed, cut AND styled. I also dyed it that weekend, so it's a darkish red now. Here are a couple recent photos, before and after dying it (and with some new clothes on in the more recent photo). Again, just click the link.( Haircut/dye/clothesCollapse )
Classes started this past week. So far I know I'm taking Japanese (this trimester it's split into 5 courses: Grammar, Speaking, Writing, Listening and Reading), Kanji, some Intro to Japanese Society class, a Southeast Asian Studies class, and--drumroll--a PHOTOGRAPHY CLASS! Finally, one that's in English. I'm also hoping to take a class that's supposed to be about food. If I can get into that, then hopefully I'll enjoy it, AND hopefully that will mean I'll have the choice of dropping one period of class--most likely, Japanese speaking class, because I know I won't do too good in it. We can take anywhere from 1 to 5 of the Japanese courses, so it will be fine if I do that.
So yeah, class is going fine so far. I like my photo class, even though we've only had one day of it. Our professor is nice and he tries to teach in both English and Japanese, in case the Japanese students don't understand something or if he explains something to them in Japanese and then has to translate it for us.
(I'm just going to throw this in here: Right now, I have the STRONGEST. CRAVING. EVER. FOR A BAGEL WITH MELTED AMERICAN CHEESE. OMG. YOU HAVE NO IDEA WHAT I WOULD GIVE FOR A BAGEL WITH MELTED YELLOW AMERICAN CHEESE RIGHT NOW. NO IDEA.)
Anyway. *cough* Back to my life. Uh. Oh, Jesie and I went to Tokyo today. We planned on going to the zoo, so I decided to invite along this guy Josh who's stationed in the Navy near Atsugi, Japan. I've been talking to him online a bit and I figured it would be nice to show him something he hadn't had a chance to see yet, since he only just got stationed here in February. So that was fun. I made sure that it would be the three of us, since I never meet up with an online friend alone, and we hung out at the zoo and then went to Harajuku for dinner. Oh, and I bought a skirt there. It was only 1000 yen (~$10). :) Here are a couple photos; one of Jesie and Josh, and one of me in the skirt. Just click the link.( Photos!Collapse )
It was interesting having the three of us walking around together, because Jesie is 4'11.5" and Josh is like 6'1" and 210lbs or something like that. Hahah.
Hm, I guess that's all I really have to update on right now. 2 1/2 months to go. It feels like it's going to go by really fast. Part of me wants it to, but another part doesn't. I mean, I'm EXTREMELY excited to go back to the states and see everyone again, but at the same time, I know I'll reeeeeeeeeally miss a lot of things (and people) that I've gotten used to over the past 7 1/2 months.
Oh, one last thing. I got a Twitter account, for the heck of it, because Jesie had made one since her dad sent her an e-invite to the website. So here's my Twitter url: http://twitter.com/heylookitskira