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The Future Says Hello [Jan. 18th, 2010|09:50 pm]
Greetings from ~THE FUTURE~!

For really this time. We spent WAY TOO MANY hours on a plane to not be in the future.

We spent last night at a hotel right off the airport, which was very much the right decision. It had the most comfortable hotel beds I've ever slept on. (I would have taken them home, but alas, they would not fit in our luggage.) We stayed up until 9 pm and slept until about 6 am, so we're fighting jet lag okay.

Today we travelled from Osaka to Hirakata City. Got settled in at Osaka English House, did a little shopping, and... that's about it, really.

I discovered that bookstores are not cool when you are illiterate; they're just confusing and mysterious. I was surprised at how distressing I found this.

Udon for dinner(?) (it was the 5th meal of the 'day') last night. Omeyaki (noodle omelette) for breakfast; okonomiyaki (fried cabbage w/ fillings) for lunch; and tonkatsu with japanese curry for dinner. All of which were very yummy.

This country makes me feel oversized.

And we finally have a picture of all four of us!

[User Picture]From: ng_nighthawk
2010-01-18 01:13 pm (UTC)
And we finally have a picture of all four of us!

That's all we get, an offhand reference to it? You tease!
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[User Picture]From: navrins
2010-01-18 03:09 pm (UTC)
Well, if you weren't in the future then, you certainly are now.
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[User Picture]From: melted_snowball
2010-01-18 04:45 pm (UTC)
I really think that the first night overseas is almost by definition one of the best sleeps ever, even when you wake up partway through due to jetlag. (Kind of like the post-trans-Pacific shower, which is even better than the post-trans-Indian shower, that one being better than the post-trans-Atlantic shower. Remind me why I'm going to Europe next month? Feh.)

Right, where was I? Oh, right. Have a wonderful time! I'm so glad you've gotten there safely.
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[User Picture]From: flwyd
2010-01-18 06:13 pm (UTC)
Given the Japanese fondness for picture-based storytelling, I'm surprised the bookstore experience wasn't at least partially exciting.
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[User Picture]From: annlarimer
2010-01-19 10:48 pm (UTC)
Japanese arts and crafts manuals are awesome. Detailed diagrams of every little teeny tiny step. Also look at the movie and toy books.
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