My first KFC meal in Japan!
Marshall's KFC meal. Look at how small the chips are (that's a small chips i think though)
My burger. I forgot what it was called already - but it was some sort of chicken fillet thing (japanese
style one tho)
I had my first sleep in in a while today. Didn't have class this morning so i took the opportunity to lie in bed until about 10. I did stay up until at least 2am talking to the guys on Skype and icq though so it wasn't as long a sleep as i might have hoped for. Still, felt better than getting up at 7am.
I finally received my 'alien card' today too - so now i don't need to carry my passport around with me everywhere. I went to the Saiwaikuyakusho (Saiwai Ward Office) with Marshall, a dude from Washington state in the US, who needed to get a certificate of registered matters so that he could set up his bank account.
I swear the bus drivers around here all seem really grumpy. I think i pissed the guy off more today because i thought he didn't realise we wanted to get off, so i sort of said excuse me when we were stopped outside the school we were meant to get off at. But what i didn't realise was that the stop was actually after the traffic lights we were waiting at ... ahh well i don't think i'll be catching the bus there too often anyway. The people IN the ward office are really helpful and nice though which is good :)
After that i popped into uni to check out one of the economics classes that i can take (which is being taught in english). It was incredibly bad. The actual book we are using sounds interesting, but having a japanese lecturer teach in english i think is just asking for trouble. She spent most of the lesson saying the same thing over and over. Fingers crossed the class tomorrow is better - if so i'll take that one instead.
I had my first conversation in japanese over the phone today too - because my teacher for some reason called me to check if i was taking any english classes before. I think they've tried to call me once before, but i assumed it was a wrong number when i saw the missed call. Oh well. I have to go talk to them tomorrow, so maybe i'll ask if i can move into level 3 too... Altho apparently it's been quite difficult to do that because of the large number of ppl in that class already.
I cooked again tonight. I realised that you can actually buy chicken here relatively cheaply (about 100 yen for 200g of chicken breast fillet) - so i got some of that and tried cooking it in my pot. I didn't realise i should cut the fillet up until after i had the oil all hot and the thing smoking out my room so that was a bit of fun - especially since the only knife i have is closer to a butter knife than anything else.
It turned out okay, but i think if i do it again, i will try to make a better sauce for it... Mum/Dad/Mel if you read this, could you email me some sort of recipe if you have time :) ?? Hehehe thanx! In any case, tonight is the most full i think i've been for a while - because i actually bought myself a whole pack of sushi, in addition to the chicken and vegetables i cooked. AND i just ate a huge Japanese fuji apple too. So i think i'll sleep well tonight :)
Until next time.