No one here can say my name
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June 6th, 2008 – by: skitzcw
All in all, I slept about 4 hours as an afternoon extended nap. They actually had an internet outlet and charging station on my seat, so I got the chance to watch a few movies on my new lappy. I spent the whole ride reclined and drinking cabernet sauvignon.
The flight was 13 hours and the layover at Narita was 2. I actually got lost and wandered around outside of the airport for a good hour. I tried not to look like a tourist, but that’s like asking a penguin to not look like it’s wearing a tuxedo… I don’t know why that came to mind…
The second flight was awesome because I sat in business class.
Ryu picked me up from the Itami airport and helped me settle in. His English is as good as my Japanese, so our communication was lacking. I tried to use more simple verbs and ask straight forward questions, but I mostly heard “eto… ahno…” The question regarding his major and what he was doing his master’s thesis on was responded with a blank stare. All I really learned about him is that he’s a teacher. He didn’t even say the subject.
I thought I learned most of the Japanese language, but everything sounds like mumbo jumbo to me. Even their English sounds foreign, and I find myself resorting to smiling and using hand signals for communication.
I unpacked my stuff in 30 minutes and I now have the rest of the night to do nothing. There’s no internet access yet, and I have to survive on the 19000 yen for two days. I’ll probably wake up and find the Erics somewhere on the loop line. I really wish I could have exchanged money so I don’t feel like I’m going to get stranded somewhere. I’m sure someone will accept my American money if I really get desperate. Well, I start the scary research project on Monday at 3PM. Going to get there all by myself like a big boy .
~See Lemons Adjust
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