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The Waiting Game

こんばんわみんな三!(Good evening everyone!)
This will be my last internet opportunity for a while since I depart from LAX tomorrow morning and won't have any internet until after the Japanese orientation once we arrive. (Which apparently is supposed to be 1-2 days. I can't believe they have that much to orient us on, but I'm quite sure I'll be proven wrong.)

Today has been pretty dull, all things considered. Long flight delays, introductions, and general waiting made for a pretty SNAFU. The orientation today was definitely the most interesting thing. The two groups that are leaving out of LAX are AFS China and Japan, and of the group that is here probably 17 of us are going to Japan. Everyone is very nice--and very quirky! I met someone who would be staying in my prefecture, as well as some people I remembered from the facebook group. Everyone seemed to get along pretty well, though I'm alone in the room I'm sharing right now since most people went to Walgreens or something. I'm at my 20th awake hour right now, I'm not going ANYWHERE!

Here's one of the most interesting things we were orientated about: I like the last picture.

So, now that I've had some time to think about things, here's my Japanese Bucket List:
1. Learn how to make miso soup--this one is an order from my mother, but I wouldn't say no to delicious food
2. Go to a Maid-cafe--this is a very お宅 (otaku, or anime-nerd) desire of mine. It's a cafe where all the waitresses dress as French maids.
3. Return to Chiiori (What's that? Click HERE)
4. Go to a movie in Japanese
5. See Kabuki theater
6. SUSHI and RAMEN--I'm drooling already.

Doubtless this list will be added to, but as of now those are definitely on my to-do list.

 Also feel free to comment guys! I always want to know what you're thinking, and I'll pretty much always respond if you guys have any questions and suchlike.



  1. What I'm thinking: a of all, this is so cool! b ofall, I miss you! c of all, I hope you're having a great time right now!! consider yourself officially commented :-D
    P.S. this is Lauren, if you were wondering! Sorry, it doesn't say on my thing...

  2. Valeria here! finaly found your blog!!! and lets go to a maid cafe together ;) i want to go too xD


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