Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Saganoseki Bike Ride

So on Sunday a group of us decided it would be a good idea to bike from Oita city to Saganoseki. We set off from the dorms around 6am and returned home at around 9pm. BEST. BIKE RIDE. EVER. Did the unnecessary usage of capitalized letters and periods emphasize the amazing experience enough?

At first we were a bit unsure of how things would turn out since the weather forecast predicted rain (of course..) and none of us had biked to Saganoseki before. But we made it! I believe we covered the distance of about 80 km (50miles) that day. We even made it as far as Usuki, by accident of course.
I've never biked so much in my life, we were practically on our bikes the entire day, except for when we stopped to eat and take photos and.. collect rocks/shells by the shore. The scenery there was really beautiful. The weather was nice as well, scattered clouds with light winds. It did rain briefly though, which is expected to occur during most if not all of our outtings.

And of course, we stopped by the local restaurant and got some ice cream! ice cream by the ocean with good friends just never gets old for me.
No indians, no chiefs, no drama! just friends.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Never Have I Ever

Never have I ever gotten drunk and decided it would be a good idea to toss noodles onto the walls, floor and ceiling of my dormitory apartment complex.


There's a good reason why I don't drink often, and that would be one of them.

This is the second time I've gotten really drunk in Japan. The first time was actually one of my first nights in Japan. It was at Mr. Kimura's izakaya; Geoff, Danielle, Mike, and Tuan were there. That night was pretty wild, we got lost trying to find our way back to Kaikan and I remember Tuan tossed up on the streets. Good times.

It feels like I've come full circle in my study abroad journey in Japan. I know it sounds silly to come to such a conclusion from a booze night out with the girls, but there's definitely some irony I find in all of this.

Allow me to elaborate without revealing too much information; It's the same game, but with different players. Sometimes its a swing and a miss! sometimes you swing and its a fly-ball, whooosh, right over their heads!

Anyways I spent this morning hung over the toilet bowl throwing up. Fun!

On a random note, the same jerk that threw noodles around the hallways also snuck into my room and spilled drinks all on my floor! RUDE! haha

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Revenge of the Monkeys!

So I went to visit some of my relatives at Takasaki Mtn last monday. I'm the one on the far left, can ya tell? The one in the middle is my Aunt Bertha, she's busy picking the clumps of shit out of Uncle Dave's fur, he's the one lying down, probably drunk again no doubt. Oh that Uncle Dave!

Ah it was really fun to revisit Monkey Mtn, the last time I went it rained and the monkeys smelled funny. This time we biked there along the ocean instead of taking the bus, and happened to spot some dolphins.. being.. dolphiny, yunno when they jump in and out of the water? yea that!

Later on that day we bought some ice cream and enjoyed the ocean view. It's the simple things like this that I'm going to miss so much when I leave.

After that, we took random group photos. We're supposed to be like monkeys... FAIL.