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December 24th, 2007

(no subject) @ 06:52 pm

Current Music: All I Really Want

Wow, I'm terrible at updating. Not a whole lot to write about, though. Finally got my work visa, so I can now go do exciting things like... open a bank account! Buy a cellphone! Get an apartment! Little things like that.

I really need to start doing more tourist stuff. It'd be nice if my knee didn't feel like it were about to dislocate, though. Also need to get off my ass and enroll in Japanese language classes. (Had the experience of hearing Japanese and knowing what it meant without having to think about it - even though it was only "kono densha wa", or "As for this train...")

It's the Emperor's Birthday [observed] today - in addition to Xmas eve - so lotsa stuff is closed. More importantly, the solstice is finally past, so the sun will stop going down at four-fucking-thirty in the afternoon. Thank Jebus. Maybe I'll stop being so goddamned grumpy.
 
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From:sandpanther
Date:December 24th, 2007 05:14 pm (UTC)
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Oh, oh! I forgot you're there for Emperor's Birthday! It's waaay too late to mention it (it being the 24th here now), but the Tokyo Imperial Palace is open to the public on Emperor's Birthday. The Imperial family comes out and (while safely behind bullet-proof glass) gives a short address. They'll do it again for New Year's (celebrated on Jan. 2), if you want to take the opportunity to go somewhere people usually aren't allowed.

Enjoy your holidays! :) Are you going to Winter Komi?
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From:moof
Date:December 25th, 2007 08:26 am (UTC)
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Oh yeah. Got my コミケ catalog the day it came out.
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From:dolphin42
Date:December 24th, 2007 06:42 pm (UTC)
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yeah, winter sucks. but there is so much fun stuff to do in japan!
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From:amaninthemoon
Date:December 26th, 2007 12:20 am (UTC)
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Good luck with the Japanese lessons. I hope it's easier for you than mine are for me, since you've got the immersion thing to help you along. People to practice with and such... I only have other people during class. While I actually do understand it already, I have little chance of ever hearing "kono densha wa" without having to translate it in my head first.

I wonder if you'll start thinking in Japanese in time.

Meanwhile, merry christmas. :)

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