It's been an interesting past few days. Interesting, and yet completely boring. That doesn't even make sense. Because I took the mock 2kyuu in January to become tokuchokusei, I didn't need to take any of the placement tests that happened last week. In fact, I had little to do around here after my big shopping sprees. I was without any sort of direction until going to the graduation ceremony in support of my former RA Mitsuki last week, when I went to the offices to ask about the attendance slip for tomorrow's excursion (more on that) and was told I'd get it at the tokuchokusei orientation. Uh, what orientation? Nobody had told me a damn thing. That turned out to be Monday, and I was rather excited for it because it was a change of pace, but it only lasted about an hour and then it was back to the usual. Of course, now I get to pick out which classes I want to take. It's looking promising, let me tell you - just like school was back at Iowa, but in Japanese and even LESS frequent. No morning class? No problem! Now it just doesn't start until the 11th...so I have one more week to kill. Can I do it? Yes I can. :D
I've been speeding up when it comes to catching up on my dramas and even some movies. I'm not often in a movie-watching mood. Tangled was adorable, would watch again. Morning Glory was cute and fun. TiMER was a disappointment. In terms of Western dramas, now that I'm finally caught up on everything (with the exception of American Skins and the latest episodes of Harry's Law, SVU, and Celebrity Apprentice) and TV shows are on hiatus until mid-April, I think I'm going to start another one - I've been recommended Popular before, so why not? It's only two seasons, so I think I can make that happen by the time I leave Japan.
This morning I had my awaited Skype date with my bestie Sabrinaaaa~! <3 We chatted for about two hours, which was great. I feel like I've been going through a lot of changes here both in how I look and how I am in general, but she's the one whom I've always been able to relate to best (>w<)
Ah, so tomorrow is the first field trip of the new semester: we're going to Iga Ueno, the ninja village! A lot of people in the Japanese program back home seem to have this obsession with ninjas (my boyfriend may be part of this - I say this based on his Halloween costumes <3), but I can't say I've ever been truly into it. =/ Still, I'm actually looking forward to sitting on a bus for an hour and a half so I can zone out with my iPod and watch the Japan scenery go by.
Tonight almost turned into an unintentional mental disaster after having a chance conversation with an old friend from high school, but without thinking about it until now, I've managed to distract my mind away from it. Keep up the good work, Amanda.