Work, food, and the beach
Trip Start Jul 26, 2008
98Trip End Aug 06, 2009
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After work on Friday, I went to the post office because they had a special delivery for me. Since I had the slip with my info, there wasn't much explaining I had to try to do. I also bought cute Heian Hello Kitty stamps. Then it was off to Ujie to buy some groceries. I went to the produce market next door afterwards
Yesterday morning, I went to city hall to be officially introduced with Rachelle and Amy. For dinner, I got invited to a party with the Tome Sister Cities group. I wound up trying sea pineapple; it wasn't bad, but it had a weird aftertaste. Although they tried to get me to talk about Southlake, I wound up talking more about myself, especially my love for Japanese music. I found out that my Johnny's obsession places me on the middle school/high school level. While I enjoyed myself, it was kind of weird seeing people my parents' age getting drunk. I wonder if school enkais (drinking parties) will be like this.
Today I went to the beach with some of the other Tome ALTs. The beach was about an hour north of Tome. Unfortunately I didn't have a bathing suit, and the open wound on my foot prevented me from even playing in the water. Oh well, it was nice to be near the ocean. We also met up with more JET people. Afterwards, we went for okonomiyaki, which is a Japanese pancake with all sorts of yummy things added. There, I met some friends of the second and third years. I am sad that I missed out on the concert/rave/music festival (all I could tell from the flyer was that there was going to be DJs and MCs) though. Maybe next time.