Sunday, May 10, 2009

We're Turning Japanese

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Hello from Japan! 
A few things have happened in the past 6 days, things have been a little crazy....to say the least.

1. Once we landed in Tokyo bunch of freaky deaky bird flu inspectors came on the plane with this device that checked everyone’s temperature. Honestly, it kind of felt like the end of E.T. when all of those scientists were dressed in those suits.  Needless to say, it wasn’t the warmest of welcomes. 

2. Our first day in Japan was spent with some fellow teachers (Chris & Courtney) who had been living in our city up until about two weeks ago.  They were actually extremely kind and very good with giving us good information about how to live in our city.  They made sure our first meal in Japan was nice and comforting...we ate McDonalds, and it was amazing. I never thought a cheese burger and fries could taste so good. McDonalds in Japan is actually very good, not like in the states. I might just be fooling myself who knows. 

3. That car that I showed you guys pictures of was way too small for Peter so I have had to decline driving for right now.  I don't have a picture right now of Peter in the car but just try and put yourself in one of those kiddy red cars and you get the idea. I will post a picture soon.

4. We take trains everywhere, which is the cause of a lot of confusion.  Since we can’t read Japanese we have to go off of the cost of tickets that we’ve found on the internet and the times that we know the train is arriving and departing.  An excellent example of how confusing this can be happened today when Peter and I hopped on a train that we thought would take us home after going to church in the town next to us and ended up crossing the ocean to the main island. However, we have decided to take things as they come. So when we realized that we were headed across the ocean (on the world’s largest suspension bridge nonetheless) we just laughed about it and enjoyed the ride.

5. As for the actual job, all I can say is that I work with a bunch of Japanese kids (most of them being no older than seven) that have short attention spans.  We kind of feel like a glorified babysitter right now. But its fun and leaves of with a lot of free time.


It's the Year of Peta and Racy


Next post:  "the bathroom"

 

11 comments:

Peter and Lacy said...

PS- notice the fake poop in the vending machine!

stacie amber white said...

yay! i've been waiting for a post from you two, it's about time!

Steve and Shell said...

i cant wait for the next bathroom post! i love me some bathroom humor! miss you,

-s

Steve and Shell said...

p.s. are those "horny shorts" i see in the vending machine? amazingly descriptive!

Peter and Lacy said...

i like that you picked up on the "horny shorts" its like a spencers gifts store in vending machine form

Cicily said...

About time, I would like descriptions with all the pictures though! You really don't have any storage, what the what?

shanna said...

Yay! Japan! It just hit me though that you'll be gone for 365 days...that's a long time. I'm expecting 365 blog posts so that I can vicariously live through you.

The Roussel's said...

we cant wait to hear more from you guys!! p.s. when i was in europe we ate at mcdonalds like 3 times a week because it was sooo good. It defiantly tastes better everywhere but the states!

Kylie said...

dude you're in JAPAN! how long will you guys be there? i hadn't realized time flew and you were already there. sounds so fun, i hear bird flu checks at airports are crazy right now. glorified babysitter makes a lot of sense haha. so that's way exciting. good luck with everything, i miss asia!

Kylie said...

and yes, mcdonalds is ALWAYS better everywhere else. geez laweez your crib is SWEET! you guys got hooked up, is it off the hook expensive there?

Aileena said...

yeah for Peta and Racy-love Liku and Areena