Saturday, June 11, 2011

The Walk, Puzzle and other adventures

Last weekend I walked to Futamatagawa to see if the Seiyu (Walmart) had any summer clothes that would fit me and would be work appropriate. Unfortunately, I have a very limited working wardrobe (aka things that can cover my tattoo). Most summer things are low- cut V necks, which won’t do. It’s very frustrating. Anyway, when I was there not finding any clothes that fit properly, I looked around the rest of the store. I finally found a good metal tea pot and I also stumbled across something I thought would be time consuming…

I ended up buying an Alice in Wonderland puzzle. It was expensive, but I thought to my self “Hey, it’s 950 pieces. This will take me a while to finish. This will be worth the money.” By noon the next day, I had the puzzle finished. Boy was I wrong. The thing is huge too. It’s not like it’s a small puzzle. It was just easy. Now I really want to finish that stupid Snow White puzzle that I couldn’t complete while I was at Ringling. :C

On the walk on Saturday, I got sunburned. I’ve become so pale from winter and no longer living in Florida. I don’t mind it, I just hate sunburns. In other news, I’ve decided 2 very important things. I’ve figured out that I’m going to open up another bank account in Japan and that I’m going through Shinsei. I’ve also figured out that I’m buying a goldfish. I really miss having pets in my life. Goldfish are cheap, easy to take care of and most important they cute. I’m working on getting all of the supplies.

Something else of importance has happened to me recently too. I just started taking Japanese classes. Interac/ Maxceed just started offering classes this past Tuesday until March. We were told the classes will go through the summer too if we want. I will of course be taking two weeks off of the classes to travel around Japan with my family though. The classes are from 6:00- 7:30 every Tuesday night. Last night I got home around 9:00. I’m taking the beginner course and although I’m one of the most advanced students in the course, I really need the formal refresher. I also know that I missed a lot of the basics the first time I formally took Japanese and I’m making up for it now. There was a really pretty sunset from the view of the Radio Nihon building.

On an unrelated note, I’ve started trying to make some recipes from home. I made potato salad. My next task is to make tortillas for Tex- mex night. OH YEAH! I already have the ingredients.


  1. The puzzle is beautiful! The sunset is also quite beautiful. I'm so glad you decided to take the Japanese classes they are offering through Interac; it will definitely help you in many ways. Isn't it fun trying to make "home" recipes in a different country? It looks yummy. Way to go! (You can order some tops to be delivered to us, and we will bring them to Japan when we visit.)

  2. That looks so yummy... T_T Hey nerd. Though I may not comment, I just want you to know that I read your journal every time you update it. I have Skype on. Hop on if ya wanna chat. =3

  3. Sara- You are always on Skype when I'm sleeping. lol. Just remember the time difference. It's pretty killer.