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Tuesday, July 26, 2005
 Tyfoooon Tuesday
need sleep, need food, not rain rain rain

Packing is tricky!

Teachers were going to help me move all the last furniture, everything, out this morning but due to the weather they're going to do it after I leave tomorrow! I did my best and packed nice neat labeled boxes, just like if I were moving. I hope it makes it easier for them.

Soon I should pack the modem to send back. I should also stop by 7-eleven and get food. My feet are drowning, too long standing. wooooo

I didn't sleep much, but it's only 8pm in LA. So maybe I can sleep when it's tonight in LA. The gas and electricity bills come between 5 and 7pm here. Then I can wake up at midnight and clean and then...at 8:20 Kyoto-sensei is coming to take me to the station. Where is the time going?!

As the left pocket and I leave, I'm happy about Japan and my journey to where I am now. ..I forgot what I was going to say. Oh, I haven't had an appetite the last couple days. Still, I've eaten lots of good food while here. I'll miss the dango and kenchin udon!

Bye bye Japan, I'll miss you!
Sunday, July 24, 2005
9am eat pancakes & tape TV, erase messages, clean jars, clear paths to door
10am check Lloyd's -> bank (0. check acc't 1. water bill 2. Lloyd's 3. close acc't) OR school to get stuff under desk
~12-1pm gym (before 4pm), eat lunch
4pm Hani-kyotosensei & Recycle shop
?pm finish packing both suitcases
?pm dinner
~9pm turn off fridge, empty food containers
prepare all things to go to school 9am next morning.
put out recyclables, burnables X street
Tuesday, July 12, 2005
 She was dancing to Please Please Me with headphones on
I got a funny e-mail:

"This is Ms. [teacher who sits next to me] writing .
I would like to inform you what kind of food I prepared for supper.
First of all,  cooked rice, miso soup and some pickles .
Then boiled vegetables , sasimi ( tuna fish ), fried NIGAURI ( a kind of squash,  a bitter taste).
Good-bye ."
Thursday, July 07, 2005
 1.5% fat milk
Other kyotosensei bought my SONY rajio-kase, woohoo.

I might get my plane ticket refund next Friday.

I forgot about the Fourth of July until late that night.

Did I mention the cockroaches went away about four nights after the first sighting?

It's a nice bright day but not too hot.
 T-shirt is a design by Yoshitomo Nara
Teacher who sits next to me treated me to my craved kenchin udon today at lunch. For the first time she mentioned her son today. He's "more than thirty" years old and has a wife and lives in Tokyo.

Still getting frustrated at "work" ... I should say, getting even more frustrated at "work" now that the end is near. Remind self to dig out pension booklet.

Wow, farewell parties for me. Where to have? Oh, I had udon for lunch, let's have it at a soba/udon place ka naa... yes, cheap and simple and casual. I feel sorry for teacher(s) trying to organize it. Instead of a party on MY behalf, I wish I could think of something more time-worthy and enjoyable for all. It's bad enough feeling like they were forced to have me in the classroom with them; now I'm forcing them to have a dinner for me.

Anyway! Ran for about 25min at 10.4-11km/h then walked about 5min at around 7km/h. Weights, low impact class with substitute, the yoga instructor lady I like. She's very energetic and a good instructor.

Long IM time with Ma, was nice.

Sold bed and shelf, so happy. Clearing things out is fun.

Quaker Quakes are yummy and few calories!

Weather...always almost raining. Warm.

Bed time, goodnight.
Seize the food, for Japan is time-service only! In other words, this blog is to preserve, share, and make the most of my six months left living in Japan. Yes, I am obsessed with food. Cheap food!

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Life is short so I eat fast, lest it get cold or disappear. I'm currently teaching English in Japan for two years. I was born and raised in California, and will be returning there in Summer 2005. I was ovo-lacto-vegetarian for about seven years but decided to let it go during second year in Japan!

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