Saturday, September 8, 2007

学校旅行と飲み会

Hello.  ⅰ hope you can read this on your computer.  The kanji above, if they appear, mean school trip and drinking party.  For those that havent heard, I am in Kyoto visiting sites related to Ennin with the professor I might be working with and some of his colleagues and grad students.  The good things are, We are seeing a lot of very cool temples and since they contacted them all beforehand there are monks giving us personalized tours,   I am also meeting some students I will hopefully be able to bother if I need help later.On the flip side, it is expensive, I hate travelling in a large group, and I would rather be camping or hanging out with Loren.  We did hang out on Thursday which was really fun.  he took me aroud nara, and out to eat very good food for lunch and dinner.  We also went to Osaka.  His inlaws are very cool and very easy to be around.  Its weird to see him in japan, but also very fun.  Im kind of wishing I was just staying at his house instead of in this hotel, but they kind of already made reservations for me before I heard back from him and its good to be with the group I guess.  Although last night I couldnt fall asleep and someone had to come wake me up at nine, so that was kind of embarassing. I am going to go back to Lorens on Sunday and then do Kyoto on my own on Monday.  Go back to Tokyo Monday night and get in Tuesday morning.  Family comes Wednesday, yay, and then finally start on my dissertation? Probably not.  anyway, fun hearing from everyone.

5 comments:

Jesse said...

Oh, and the 2 times we:ve gone out to dinner cost 50 and 40 dollars.  I dont think Ive ever spent that much on one meal for myself.  Maybe if I were taking advantage of the all you can drink beer it would be worth it, but im no tthat cheap.

Bekah said...

Maybe you can buy a bento and bring that to the restaurant next time. That will make you look really cool! I bet no one else has a family, right? xoxo

Damaris said...

sad we can't read your post. for some reason the letter came out as little boxes. maybe in a different computer

Loren said...

If you want to read it, go to view and change the text encoding and it should come up. try unicode.

Pamela Palmer said...

i could read it. sorry i didn't get the rainsuit and flashlights off. maybe it won't be too much to send them. did you accidentally take my camera batter recharger? i can't find it. also, glad you found loren. and i love you very much. mom