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日本語だけ 今日は土曜日です。 こじんやまに行った。 きれいでおもしろくてたのしかったです。 おしあみをあんかしました。 とてもおもしろいでした。
Today has been an interesting day as I have participated in an oshiami (arranged meeting). The setting for this oshiami was a nearby mountain called kojinyama (sometimes a mountain is called yama or san, same kanji and both are correct whenever, however, certain mountains are more commonly called one or the other). I guess I'm getting ahead of myself as I have not even explained what I have been doing for the past week yet. Please be patient with me. Just for your information by the way, the oshiami was not for me. It was for two nice people that my host mother knows and wanted to set up. Now that I have that cleared up, I'll go on with the rest of my week and get back to this when it will make more sense for you.
My last weekend seems so far away already and I strugglel to remember much of it. I stayed in Hikone and mostly took the opportunity to sleep in and once Sunday came, study and lot. Different friends and I explored more of Minami(south) Hikone and Clint-san showed us an awsome used bookstore filled with lots and lots of cheap manga. It was like dying and going to heaven, where manga only costs 105yen.... Then I looked at the newer manga and my hopes fell. 205yen. It was an abomination...but still like half the price of new ones, so I shouldn't complain. The entire second floor of the used book store(Book off by name) was an arcade. They even had some crazy porno games that look like mah-jong but different. I didn't understand them so I went on to the cooler ones like Melty Blood. Strange name for a fighting game, but it is awsome and it's based off tsukihime, for those of you who know about that anime.
All that and I still had time to study...crazy world, eh? Monday came and classes started again. I slipped out of the japanese habit a bit but got back into it pretty fast...or maybe it's just because it was early in the morning. Well not so very early, but still. Nothing very interesting about most of the week. I did get some time to leisurely watch some anime like Canvas II, Air, Comic Party Revolution, and the oh, so new and spiffy Fate/Stay Night. I also saw a new anime called hantsuki (short for hanbun no tsuki...(Half moon in the blue sky...something like that, anyway). It's pretty good and I would recomend all of the before-mentioned series (watahi no susumeru desu). It was thursday after class that I found out that I was moving in early with my host family due to heavy snows expected Saturday. Which meant Friday at 3:00PM. I was kinda nervous about it all and had to spend most of my thursday night packing, although I didn't finish until Friday afternoon. I had both a Japanese test on Friday morning and a Culture lesson on Gakki (musical instruments). I got to play a koto (a thirteen stringed one) which was totally awesome. I also learned about bamboo flutes and drums (the kind poplular at matsuri or festivals around japan).