Aug 7 2014
Today I met the mayor of Niihama, Mr. ISHIKAWA. He was so humble. It was an interesting experience when he bowed to me. I was amazed that he shrank with the same school-boy nervousness that I was fighting when he shook my hand.
“He Japanese have onomatopoeia for everything.”
Bye bye Dezie! Sorry I had to run, lining up now, got upgraded to a window seat!
It’s okay J!!! Love you and have a safe trip. 😘
Don’t forget to call Jon… I know he’ll enjoy that
Hey J… Don’t know if you’ll get this … Hope all is well in Japan! I know it is. Meet any cute girls yet 😉
It is! I just got settled in my apt today!
And yeah. Hahaha. I’ve met lots of everyone.
But me and a room full of cute girls sang karaoke a couple nights ago haha. But they weren’t Japanese, they were Canadians, eh.
And Shinjuku was amazing, as will be Niihama. But I am sleepless. Tomorrow I meet the mayor of my town.
I’ll call you tomorrow via Line., can you download this app? And I can give you a video walk through of my apartment?
Monday: catch bus to Matsuyama at 7:3o am.
Watashi wa Jason desu. Ni ju san sai desu.
America no Virginia shu Kara kimashita.
Shumi wa ultimate frisbee desu.
Write humorous stories in Japanese. :
Last night I snuck in at two in the morning and was trying not to cut anyights in so went to use the toilet I. The dark. And say on all the buttons and the bidet going off and water on the floor.
Kyo watashi wa “K-san”
Daniel fiorilli– in shimonoseki
Moe jama– Mia…
Hon no watakushi ni kudasai” please give me the book.
Banana ka Ringo I kaimasho. “Let’s buy Bananas or Apples.”
Getsuyoubi Kara isogashiku narimasu. “I’ll be busy starting Monday.”
Gemu wa, ichiji kara hajimarimasu.” The game starts at one.”
Tenki ga ii to, Koen ni ikimasu.” When the weathers good I’ll go to the park.”
Kanemochi Nara yotte o kaimasu.”
“When I become a Richman I’ll buy a yacht.”
Flying squirrels: 野球が好きですか？今フライング・スクワルズのゲームにいるよ！
How might I say, “actually, I’ve wanted to go.” “Jitsu wa, ikitai n dakedo
And “dakedo” means “but…”, as if to imply a polite pause
Suimashita? I’ll have to look these things up. I haven’t got em all down 😅
Uta wo shimasu
Ah you don’t work on Fridays. Tadaima?
Haha you would only use “tadaima” if you were walking into the house 🙂
But I’m off today, it’s random every week
Ah. Nani o hazu o suru ka?
Did I say that right?
You’d say “nani wo suru tsumori desuka?”
Tsumori means “plan” so it’s “what do you plan on doing”
Hazu means something more like “have to do”
“un, tabun Tokyo he itte, kurrashu ni narukamoshirenainda.”
“Probably on the way to Tokyo it will thunder.” I think..”
Japan class links: to-do
birds on power line musical arrangement:
Phones in Japan?
The water in Japan?
Teach the kids tongue twisters.
Jefferson day to-do: natural history. Indians. Do camera obscura.
6 girls you’ll date in college
Cities. Making model cities.