Monday, November 29, 2010


Hi All,

久しぶりねー(Hisashiburi ne?) 

It feels like it’s been a while right?

Well last week I had a midterm for my history class. Terrible. But here we are again. Some good things have happened though so let’s get to them.

Autumn has finally decided to present itself upon this place and it’s finally looking autumn-like. I generally love the fall because of the colors. The trees upon the decreasing sunlight say their goodbyes in reds, yellows and browns, a mosaic that entertains my eyes and puts me at peace … here I mostly see yellow however (-. –)... Still, I enjoy the crisp wind and last few days of warmth before I’m shoved in the despair of winter, minus the glitter of happiness in the form of snow –that I apparently won’t be getting at this latitude (-___-“). Maybe I’m not as happy as I thought… lol.

We found out that you can rent bicycles for free at the tourist office by Mishima station. Of course we got on that immediately and went bike riding. You can borrow them as long as you like until 4pm. And as often as you like, I’ll be going there frequently. We didn’t bike anywhere new per say just found things we’ve missed before, it was nice and enjoyable.

I don’t think I’ve mentioned this but I apparently made an unconscious vow not to eat ramen. Why? I’m traumatized. Had some bad ramen, I was scarred, that sort of thing. I’ve stealthily passed the opportunity to eat it since I’ve arrived here, like a ninja =P. But any way, I finally had ramen. Didn’t finish the bowl but hey it’s a step forward no?

Had to go back to Tokyo for the dance performance lessons. Yeah, I suck. I’m really terrible at it. Given the amount of details in each step and me being like Dory from Finding Nemo…*sigh.

But any way, we used the time after to walk around and soak in the liveliness of the big city when we stumbled upon nothing less than that delicious fattening all-American fast food giant Burger King! *Tear.

I went to a Christmas Party for children of Colombian and Colombian-Japanese decent in Tokyo, hosted and sponsored by the Colombia embassy. The first secretary and consul Mr. Diaz invited me. It was nice. I had gone thinking I was going to volunteer but they kind of didn’t need my help. Billy and I got to meet the Colombian-Japan ambassador Patricia Cardenas, PhD though. Yay!

multiracial kids are SO cute!

We also went to Gotenba, the town over to view a set up for amazing Christmas lights. They are set up in a tunnel that is a lot of fun to walk through.


Billy and I found out that here in Japan, the bubbles formed by the soapy water bought to have children play around with, don’t pop! Well they do, but not right away. They last really long and you can hold them!! Amazing, yes. They are actually made of something stronger than soap but we didn’t find out what.

Had a really interesting kind of soba noodle. The noodles were crispy, so fried. And then had a vegetable and pork stew poured on top. It was delicious but quite interesting to eat the competing textures at once.

I found a Churro! Longest Churro ever!

Apple pies here are deep-fried (>_<)

I think this is all.


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