Another Friday in Japan


So it’s Friday AGAIN… this week went a lot faster, even though I really don’t know what I did with all the extra time I had. I wasn’t as social as I was last week, but I guess I got a lot done. For those of you who know me pretty well, the organizing process takes me FOREVER… especially when it involves papers. I’m dealing with papers that past JET’s have left for future resources. And since I have only been here for 3 (yes it will be THREE weeks in Japan on Sunday) It is still hard for me to know what I may need or won’t ever use. The pile is dwindling… and soon all I will have to do everyday is clean.

Speaking of cleaning! I MISS DISHWASHERS! Seriously, my sink is never empty of dirty dishes, and it’s frustrating to have to wash dishes as much as I have been. My sink is the size of a pop up toaster… so when I do wash dishes, water gets everywhere… Oh well… and the place is constantly dusty… dusting every 2 or 3 days would probably keep it pretty clean. And I have a hard wood floor ( which I will also never  have again…) it needs to be swept ( I vacuum it cause it’s faster) I swear I shed hair like crazy here, I might be going bald. And it gets all over the floor… yuck. Eh.. it’s exercise in the least.

So my mom sent me the most amazing care package… videos, crocheting projects and POP CORN! I didn’t realize how much I would miss little things like that. Jared sent me freeze dried ice cream, which was really good! He’s pretty great.

I had my first experience of what it will be like to be a non-alcohol drinker on Wednesday night. I went out with the entire JET population on Awaji.. it’s about 14 people, plus a few Japanese friends… We all crowded into this little restaurant and the first round of drinks… I was stunned to find I was THE ONLY ONE who didn’t want beer. (eww anyway right??) No one made a big deal about it, but I stuck out like a sore thumb. That is more of a culture shock that being in Japan I think… that, and the whole swearing thing. I went to public schools up until college, and I guess after 4 years at CCU, I just got used to it not being a norm. Oh well…

Anyway… gotta go… still much to do this morning!!! Later!

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