Thousands of Miles from Home


Typhoon Day

I've had my share of snow days, but never a typhoon day. Yes, school was called off today because a large typhoon was in the area. I woke up at around 7:30 because I didn't know school was called off, went to get something to eat, and then came back to me room. As a lay on bed, the house began to shake a little. Another small earthquake, or aftershock, just to make sure I was paying attention. Nothing like waking up to an earthquake.
So in the morning I watched "Ringu" with Jittan. She and I were both a little scared, even though it was about 9 in the morning. I also got to finish the book I had been reading, which had quite a thriller ending.
Around lunchtime my third host mom came over and gave me a packet about a rock climbing gym about 30 minutes from our house. There is a bus stop very close, so I can take the bus anytime I want to. And to climb it's only 300 Yen, so a little under three dollars.
Something interesting about japan is everyone askes you your blood type. Apparently your blood type partially determines your personality. A people are very neat. B people are crazy. O is very brave, and AB is perfect. At least ten people have asked me my blood type (which is O, my host dad is B, Shoko is A, making all the kids AB). Another interesting tidbit is the local bakery is called the little mermaid. Not quite sure what the name references, mermaids making bread in the ocean?
In the afternoon Yuudai came over with two friends, and along with Shun the five of us played Goldeneye on the N64 . Then we took a bikeride around the town to check out the flooding from the typhoon. Again, there was no damage to our house, but a lot of flooding near the sea.
Yeah three earthquakes in two days. And two typhoons in a week. Not too shabby. I'm loving it.


  • wellllllll couldn't the kids turn out Ao or Bo, if the parents have a recessive trait.


    ahhhhh its all over

    By Anonymous, at 5:44 PM  

  • Lost In Translation: Either I clean
    my messy house or transfuse my A type blood.

    By Anonymous, at 12:31 AM  

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