|Current mood:|| nostalgic|
|Current music:||Dresden Dolls: Coin Operated Boy|
So someone spent last night tinkering with the lappy, and it's behaving...for now. Let's hope it lasts.
Level 3 classes got split in half, so I'm in an even smaller class than before (8 people now) and I like it a lot more. I still get confused sometimes, but I get more of an oppertunity to speak despite the confusion, instead of just waiting until one of the many non-confused people answers. I've discovered this about my Japanese; I can read it well enough, and hearing it I generally don't have trouble with. It's speaking it that gives me trouble, because it takes a long time for the words to get from my brain to my mouth in the right order. And particles still give me grief, but I'm getting better. I'm averaging about 3/4 on my daily grades, which is better than I was expecting. I hope I can keep up this trend!
Future plans are as follows: This weekend a bunch of people are going to Viva City (a big shopping mall 30 minutes away by bike) to see Batman Begins. I shall be joining them, and I look forward to it immensely! Sometime within the month (supposedly) people will be going to the World's Fair. No more details are known about that.
I made another excursion today, and went with Daine (random guy) to the bank to exchange travellers checks. I don't like going places by myself, and the last time i did I got followed, and it made me very uncomfortable. So I try to find people to go with me places, but today I was desperate for money and food. Yay food! I restocked the fridge with produce and tuna (yes Mom, I'm getting my protein ><) and got a big 2L jug of apple juice. And ::shock!:: it actually tastes like it was made from apples!! I know, amazing, right? I downed nearly half of the bottle upon my return to the center, because it was humid and the bike ride made me sweaty and hot.
I took a different way into town today, by the rice fields, and it was lovely. You know all those Japanese paintings with storks wading through the ricefields and the mountains in the distance? They're real. Only, add an occasional powerline here and there...but still incredibly beautiful. I'll have to remember to bring my camera next time I go out.
That's about it. I'm doing homework, getting it done (though sometimes that means waking up early) and generally just putzing. I'm feeling a lot less stressed than before, I'm not exactly sure why, but I like it. Hope this keeps up to.