Well, I am writing this post from the library`s computer. You might ask yourselves why not from the laptop? Well... I did’nt think of taking an adaptor to Japan, and now I have no way of connecting the laptop to the electricity line... Finding an adaptor here is much harder than expected.
Okay... that was long.
Now, back to the beginning. After a VERY long flight, I finally arrived to Okinawa without any real problems (thank god). In the airport I met my amazing tutor - Junko. She took me to the dorms, where I put my stuff. I can't believe I am living in dormitories again... It feels really out of place - I am in a different place now (and what can I say - Japanese male dorms are as dirty and messy as any other).
So... here I was, standing in front of a really small room, with a dest, a few shelves and a bed. Without a mattress. Yup, I had to buy one. And it smells like food. I think it is made out of rice or something...
After putting my things in the room we went shopping and arranging things (this is when I bought my mattress). The last couple of days were mostly about arranging stuff. Lots of papers and beurocrcy (or however it is written), but I must say that everybody's so nice and thing are going quite smoothly. Mostly because of Junko, which helps me a lot - she is taking me from place to place with her car, and talking to all the clercks - she is really great. Yesterday evening I went to dinner with her and her older sister, and most of the time we talked Japanese. Yup, I am starting to loosen up and managing to understand a bit, and talk a bit. This is great.
What else? The weather here is not exactly as I expected - when I arrived it was quite hot and humid, but since that evening it started raining and got colder...
I think it is getting warmer again now, though.
Last thing - the dress code is much more casual than I thought, and I have no casual clothes at all!!! I could'nt take any because of the lousy weight restriction (that by the way, nobody cared about...)
That is all, I really miss everyone.
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