Monday, September 26, 2005
One of the more interesting parts was talking about how Vanderbilt Football was 3-0(4-0 now). Yeah I would never have thought I would have said "3-0" with"Vanderbilt Football" in the same sentence. It’s sad that Vanderbilt has some of their worst seasons ever while I was there only to now make a complete 180 right after I leave.
I found out that it’s not to expensive to go to
Another good thing about
Asakusa also has a massive market place with a ton of random things.
Mwahahaah yeah I’m that famous in
We then adventured off to Shinjuku, which we all know well enough. We then headed off to Tokyo Disney Sea which was a nice place if it wasn’t for the fact that there were so many people that you couldn’t go to more than 5 rides.
Disney sea pics
Oh I know a lot of you were wondering what type of events were held during the sports festivals. The middle school students had your typical track and field events
And a dance routine.
The elementary students had more interesting events such as The Giant Ball relay ( where 3 kids try to carry a massive, 7ft diameter, dodge ball around the track) , Tug-of-war( this was cool because they 1st did all the kindergarten Vs. the 1st graders, then all both Vs. 4 teachers. You would be surprised how strong 60 3-5yr old kids are) and game of that sort.
Recently I’ve decided that despite all the fun I’m tired of going to trips every weekend. I think I’ll just stay in and around the Gunma area for the next month or so.
That’s all for now, next time I’ll post about the 4 famous mountain road passes in Gunma which have spawned a long running comic, a TV show, and several movies.
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IF YOU CAN A HOLD OF VALID STARCRAFT CDKEY PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE SEND IT TO ME!!!!
(edit 9-27-05 to add the pictures)
Friday, September 09, 2005
Folks it's been a while hasn't it? This past week(last sunday and tommorow) have been the middle school, elementary, and kindergarten sports competitions. We don't really have such things in
They then fight against each other to see who will be the school champion. Now this would never work in
Oh and just so you know these sports festivals are not to be confused with "field days". The middle school students spend most of their 40 day summer break and the 2 weeks after preparing for it, and same for the elementary kids. In the days leading to the main event they didn't even have class. Sports are a serious thing here. In fact when you give a customary self-intro to your co-workers/ students they find it strange if you don't mention your fav. sports.
I’ve decided I like all of my classes in all 3 schools. I mean you can't help but love going to the kindergarten and pre-school. and the elementary kids are a lot of fun, but they can't speak much English(well all but this 3rd grader who I swear is fluent). And the middle schoolers are pretty fun. oddly though the jhs3rd years(9th graders) love slipknot!!( yeah I know ??)
My 1st full week of class won't be until October and it's done on purpose. This way I'll have fully adjusted to living in
In other news I'll probably head to
Well tomorrow morning is the sports festival for the elementary students so I'll be heading to bed now.
oyasuminasai !!!!! >=O
edit. grapes here rock