Well, well, well...it has been a while since I've updated this thing. I think. As a few people know, I am currently in Japan. Tokyo, to be exact. And I am having a wonderfully great time. Except for missing my friends, family, and fat old cats. Still, I am enjoying myself. I've just returned from a resort town called Shimoda, where I got to bodyboard on both a proper board and an inflatable alligator. I also took daily trips to the public baths, or onsen. They're very relaxing, despite the fact that they're hot baths in the summer. Trust me; or don't, if you live somewhere without public baths.
Well, today,I went to Jackson Hole in Choufu. Only Elena understands why I went here, so I will explain, in the feeble hope that someone out there besides my best friend is reading this. Jackson Hole appears in the manga Nana by Ai Yazawa, which I am a pretty big fan of. I read in both the comic and Shojo Beat magazine that it exists. Which it does. It's also a ski resort in Wyoming, but it should be obvious that I didn't go there. I had the Jackson Burger; it was delicious. Very very delicious. Probably the best burger I've had in my not very long life. I felt like a tourist, but that's okay. Right? Tomorrow I visit Harajuku, the shopping district made famous by Gwen Stefani. No, that was worded wrong; she introduced it to some of us gaijin. Ask me what gaijin means, if you want to know. After that, my two female cousins and I will do some karaoke! Yay! Matenai! Again, ask.
I've been doing a lot of reading lately. I mean, I always read, but more than usual. Considering that, in Tokyo, the summers can get really hot, it's not that surprising. Also, I have a reading list from my high school. Eek, I'm so nervous about attending high school. Especially cause it's different from others, as it's a performing arts school. Back to books. I've been enjoying a lot of books. I just finished Enchantment by Orson Scott Card and The Color Purple by Alice Walker. The former wasn't on the list, but I do like a good fantasy book. I also recently finished A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving, which I liked immensely, and the third and fourth installments of the, to quote the cover of the book, the increasingly inadequately named Hitchiker's Trilogy. You know, by Douglas Adams. All that's left now is Mostly Harmless. That's all for now, I believe.
ETA: Japanese toilets are strange. My grandfather owns one that plays music and/or bird sounds when you sit on it. It's rather distracting, but it's good, I guess, cause then you know when someone is using the bathroom and you don't compromise their modesty. Bye now.