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Monday: My conversational Japanese lesson. Told my teacher for the first time that I'm aiming for the 2kyuu test this July, and he said I should pass it (I think I will, as long as I get my kanji taken care of.... If not, I'll be retaking it in December).

Tuesday: My grammar Japanese lesson. I've been working through the 2kyuu grammar book for a while, and I think it's going pretty well. Etsuko assigned me some homework - I need to go to the library and see if they've got some of the books with old JLPT exams in them, so I can practice on the actual test without having to actually, you know, buy a book that you can only use a couple of times.

Wednesday: Laura, Dani, and I went to base yoshimoto! Now that I get off work earlier, as well as having a shorter commute, I'm able to see owarai again! This is very exciting for me. After the show we waited for the geinin to come out and start selling tickets for the next week.... even though none of us could make it. Instead, we talked to Sho-san from sakana DVD (we did hanami with him a couple years ago) because Laura wanted a picture of his dye job 'cause she wants to copy it. Then we said hi to Mizumoto-san (the crazy one from span!) and he insisted that today we were going to have a picture taken with both him and Makoto-san. So we waited around a bit and just before everyone was leaving he pulled his aikata over and told him to pose for a photo with us.

There's another group one and then one of Dani with span!-san up on my flickr.

Thursday: Laura and I went to see Weaver at BigCat! Weaver, the opening band at the concert we went to in Golden Week was playing with four other groups from Kobe. One of the cds we'd gotten from Weaver was a demo for this concert, with one song from each of the groups performing, and I've been listening to it a lot over the last week or so. So I was looking forward to seeing the other groups almost as much as Weaver. I ended up buying cds from 3/4 of the new groups. After the show we talked to Weaver a bit, and they all thanked us for coming and said they were really happy to see us there. We also got a photo with them (don't have a copy of that one yet, will have to bug Laura) and gave them our mail addresses.

Friday: I finally finished my book during my lunch break, and it's rather amazing how depressed it made me - after all, Sakamoto Ryoma's been dead for nearly 150 years now, and I've known for years that he'd been assassinated and all, but still. I was emo. So when Laura mailed me to say that Kobayashi-kun had ikinari mailed her about a concert his band was having in the evening I was more than willing to go. Which is how we ended up going to two indie concerts in two days. We spent a good bit of time talking to Kobayashi-kun and Takashi (one of the guitarists in the group) throughout the night. Exchanged mail addresses with Takashi. Once again there is photo evidence of the night, but Laura has it still. After the show we got dinner, and just before we ordered, the drummer from Weaver mailed each of us.

It's been a pretty good week. (^_^)
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Golden Week! Golden Week! Goooooooooooooooooooolden Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeek!!!!!!!!

It's almost over now (tomorrow's the last day (T_T)) but I've been off work since last Wednesday. Lots of fun stuff's been going on, which I'll try and sum up without making it sound boring in handy bullet post! form!

- Didn't do all that much in the morning/afternoon.
- Took purikura with Laura.
- Ran into a bunch of base geinin, including both Makoto-san and Mizumoto-san from span!, selling tickets for a show the following week.
- Which we bought, despite Mizumoto-san having the long-term memory of a goldfish and/or worse eyesight than Ohno.
- I took a photo of Laura with Mizumoto-san, though I was nervous and my hands were shaking, so we had to take it again.
- Yes, I am scared of span!-san. Shut up.

- Spent most of the morning at the post office, sending money to various places.
- As well as some packages, so if I've promised you mail recently, you just might be in luck!
- In the evening Emilie came down from Tokyo to spend time visiting with us!

- More time at the post office!
- Then I hung out with Emilie while she worked in Laura's apartment.
- Dinner! And ice cream!
- Sarah came down from Tokyo to join us on vacation in the evening, and we hung out talking for quite a long time.

- About a week ago I'd ordered tickets for a multi-group concert, thinking the concert was happening in September. Then I realized..... it was happening on Saturday instead. Oops.
- But I managed to drag Laura, Emilie, and Sarah along with me anyway.
- So we went to see Nico Touches the Walls, Going Under Ground, and flumpool with a group from Kobe called WEAVER opening.
- Show was GREAT.
- Afterward we got in line for goods, where WEAVER was signing copies of their indie cds, and Nico was shaking hands with everyone who bought their goods.
- Got in line for WEAVER cds, partly 'cause I didn't really like the Nico t-shirt designs, partly 'cause the line for the was out the door and around the lobby outside.
- WEAVER signed stuff for us, and flipped out when we spoke to them in Japanese. And again when we bought tickets for their next show. They also said that carrying my train pass around attached to my bag didn't suit me. Strange boys.
- I also reached over the line barricade and bought tickets for Nico's next show, which surprised them. But they totally sold them to us, and now they know that we'll be in the crowd next month!
- After the show we went and did karaoke for three hours! And purikura!
- Then we went and talked until forever.
- And watched the third episode of The Quiz Show! Where I proceeded to flip out about Kimi-kun being HOT when he's evil.

- Slept late (you would too, if you'd been awake talking until 4am)!
- Went with Sarah, Emilie, and Laura out to Amemura for food and a trip to the JShop for ticket files (I didn't get any, as they didn't have any new designs... and it is forbidden that I reuse the same design).
- We all met up with Alyson, and then we wandered over to Mandarake and looked at their old Johnny's goods.
- Once again we stayed up until about 5am talking about all sorts of things and watching some owarai dvds.

- Slept late again! My sleep schedule is never going to recover.
- Got some food at an izakaya before seeing Emilie and Sarah off at the train station as they went back to Tokyo. (T_T) Come back again!!!!!!!!!!!!
- Got ice cream at a restaurant while Alyson got food (she'd just gotten off work).
- Then we walked over to another restaurant and got more ice cream.
- Managed to go to sleep before it got light outside again! Yay!

And that pretty much brings us up to date!


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