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Writer's Block: The truth is out there ...

If someone discusses UFOs at a party, do you assume they're a visionary or bonkers? Do you consider yourself a believer or a skeptic?
Um. The problem lies in that UFO means Unidentified Flying Object. If you mean flying saucer/alien spacecraft, clarify the question....
There's a lot of flying objects which aren't identified. For all I know, said party guest could be discussing a frisbee seen from a distance.

Following a relatively peaceful last dinner at home, my parents are now having a blazing row downstairs. Figures.


Fear about going to Japan hit me in a big way in the last day or two, which is new. It's sort of crept into my stomach and keeps me awake.
Don't get me wrong. Today, a little excitment has crept in there too. I'll be okay.  I'm just concerned that I'm not prepared enough...if there's something I've forgotten, or a big mistake I've made...

Both my supervisor and Kanako have emailed me this evening. Kanako is very much 'matteimasu!!' and promises of okonomiyaki-getting next weekend when she's off work, and Imaizumi-sensei emailed with reassurance of her and her husband, Inoue-sensei, picking me up at the airport, and  rough schedule of my first few days in Matsuyama--

Let me give you a rough idea of the following three days
(We will talk about it after you arrive, so don't worry!
Just have a look and that's fine. :-))

On 16th, though I am occupied with entrance exam of our
graduate school, but Akira (Inoue-sensei) will help you
with your accommodation-hunting in the morning, and
Ruth-sensei will show you more options in the afternoon.

On 17th, you can enjoy a bit of rest, of course, and if
you have enough energy, I am very happy to introduce your
tutor to you (but we are in no hurry).

On 18th, I will take you to the City Hall for registration
and Health Insurance, and also help you to open your bank
account. In the afternoon, Ozaki-san (Ruth-sensei's
assistant) will help you to move into your new room!

Mostly packed now, just doing the odds and ends, transferring music, sorting out my carry-on luggage. And I think I'm so going to treat myself at the duty-free perfume counter in Heathrow to something expensive I've been eyeing >_>; Apparently, if I ask the store to seal the bag specially, I'll be okay on my connecting flight! (Believe me I do not want it to be confiscated once I get my hands on it).

Now I'm gonna finish the packing, clean up my room so that all it requires is dusting from time to time, do music/document transferral from my desktop pc, and then get ready for bed....

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shinjuka
Sep. 12th, 2009 07:27 pm (UTC)
good luck!!
kannas_mirror
Sep. 12th, 2009 09:08 pm (UTC)
Thank you dear :3 Let me know if the CD gets sorted with Amandine~
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kannas_mirror
Sep. 12th, 2009 09:12 pm (UTC)
I think it is partly because I'm their first UK student, they're putting a lot of effort in so that the exchange starts off really well.
It is good though, I do feel quite secure knowing that I won't have to bumble around making embarrassing Japanese mistakes and screwing up official-y things... :D

Um, was there something new? I dunno...I did hear he hadn't got his visa or flight yet (on Monday) which set off alarm bells, considering that Nat's flying out there next Wednesday. That's a bit worrying...but as I say, that's just through the grapevine.
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kannas_mirror
Sep. 12th, 2009 09:29 pm (UTC)
That was my university, Ehime. Basically, he passed Brookes standard, but (as John told me via phone), Ehime politely declined accepting him on the grounds that they are a national university and his mark a.) wasn't a pass to them and b.) his past failures don't really give him a glowing profile. Unfortunate, but I...can understand their viewpoint.
He got into Kitakyushu because there was a place free.
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