04. 15-16. (Monday to Tuesday)

Pastries and vitamin drink

Pastries and vitamin drink

Sorry for the huge delay – again -_-; Let’s try to continue where I left off. On Monday last week I had my first Monday classes. Monday is pretty heavy, because I start at 8:45 and my classes end at 16:15 with only a one-hour lunch break in between. As the day is starting so early I can’t have “breakfast” at home, because I’m unable to eat early in the morning. Generally I eat a little something like yogurt and like a Kinder Penguin around 09:30 (well, in Hungary) and that keeps me going till lunch at… 11:00 XD Well, it doesn’t work like this here, so I had to get something. I saw a bakery on the way to the uni, and since I was still curious about the rye bread situation, I went there and got two pieces of pastries. I forgot to check the rye bread, because I was in a hurry, but in the evening I think I saw something like that from outside of the shop. The pastries were okay, but I felt they were too pricey, so I wasn’t sure I would got back there. They had small cards about the pastries, but it wasn’t easy to figure out if they had anything dangerous for me, so yeah. But okay, other than the price, they were okay and yummy~

Lunch with onigiri and potato salad

Lunch with onigiri and potato salad


The classes themselves are… well. Let’s not talk about it. But actually we will have the most homework for Monday every time, so it’s not that fun :/ Anyway, I wasn’t sure what to do about lunch. I wanted to got to Sujata, but because of my slowness I was afraid I wouldn’t be able to get back in time with all the walking. With this I went for the road at Hyakumanben that leads home, because I remembered there was a supermarket – meaning: potato salad! In the end I didn’t have to go that far, because I saw a conbini that seemed to be full of ready-to-go food. I checked it out and decided to try the onigiri, and of course I got potato salad as well XD It was hard to pick the onigiri, because most of them have fish or other animals in them, but I managed to find two safe sort: sekihan and wakame onigiri. The sekihan one was great – actually I think I love everything with red beans in it -, but after opening the wakame onigiri I was greeted by a strong smell of the sea. First I thought I made a mistake and there was fish in it, but actually it was the same like with algae pills, which have a strong smell of the sea as well – since these things come from the sea, it’s impossible to get rid of the smell. I can say after a few tries, that I’m already kinda used to it, and since things like wakame are healthy as well, all the better ^^

Sakura in the sunset

Sakura in the sunset


The afternoon was uneventful, and I felt like it was dragging along… After the classes our little group of Intermediate II was supposed to meet our tutor – we received one from KyoDai. Well, I won’t go into details, but yeah, he wants to help us, but I feel like I have gotten more infos and more help from the other students there. My main questions that time were the water filtering jar, because I’m unable to drink the water from the tap, transferring money for like paying the rent, and the cell phone. Some of them still aren’t solved, but yeah, our tutor can’t really help there ^^;

The Water Gel with my vitamins in the background

The Water Gel with my vitamins in the background

I'm not sure if you can see from the pic, but it has a watery consistence

I’m not sure if you can see from the pic, but it has a watery consistence

The day was long, but I needed to check out the drug store and the 100 yen shop at Hyakumanben. After some research on the net I figured out the sun blocker issue. Previously I have seen Nivea Water Gels for an okay price, but I wasn’t sure what water gels were. Later I found out they are indeed sun blockers, but more moisture, which could be good for my dry skin – my skin is still dry in this humid weather, who would have thought… I got a 50 factor PA+++ water gel and I’m very satisfied with it and my skin doesn’t break out anymore. Still, I’m considering getting a sun blocking umbrella as well, because the sun is very strong here, and despite using my blocker from home almost from the start, I have more freckles on my skin than ever. Anyway, my other mission was Vitamin C, and also upon researching on the net I found out that I don’t need to look for 1000 mg versions, because there aren’t any.

Sesame cookie from egg white - not bad, but I would have preferred it without the sugar layer

Sesame cookie from egg white – not bad, but I would have preferred it without the sugar layer


The drug store here had a great selection of Vitamin Cs, and I found one for a good price too, I just need to take three pills a day. At the 100 yen shop above I got some clothespins and such as I was preparing to wash my clothes one of those days. I think this was the time when I realized that this 100 yen shop is indeed a 100 yen shop and not 105 like all the others, which is great, and that they have a great selection of sweets for 100 – also with some I got for 128 at a regular supermarket. And with that my long day finally ended.

Beautiful garden

Beautiful garden

Just waiting for the bus

Just waiting for the bus

04/16 Tuesday
My Tuesday was quite uneventful, I had a boring grammar class in the morning, and now with my commuter pass I could easily come home for lunch, and leave for Seika after a short break. At the shuttle bus I met another student from the class, so I could somehow practice Japanese a bit again, but I didn’t do that well this time either :( For the class itself we had to read an essay in Japanese, which was quite a task. Fortunately I was somehow familiar with the topic (it was gekiga with a new aspect to look at the genre and the works), but of course I couldn’t understand 100% of the text. There were discussions again, but it was still early to voice my opinion – though the others mostly mentioned what I wanted to say so yeah. After that there was another presentation, so we finished quite late, and the line for the bus was even longer than before.

Two more day coming in a few minutes, it just seems like WordPress doesn’t like long posts as it’s always eating half of it in the editor…

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