* I went to Tokyo a few weeks ago and had a total blast. I went clubbing in Roppongi till 5:30 am, had a great dinner in Shinjuku, and did a little shopping in Ginza. It was really cool being in that town on vacation for once. I had previously always associated that town with tons of work.
* Last weekend I hiked up Tottori's Kyusho Mountain. The hike was a really strenuous climb up thousands of stairs. It was funny cuz the only other people I saw along the way were really old women. They just cranked up the mountain like it was nothing. I was like, "Damn! What the hell is in the tea these old women drink?! Give me some of 'dat!"
* A friend of mine here showed me the Animal Park--a really small park with a few animals to look at. They had monkeys there, so I was really happy. The monkeys really smelled bad, so I didn't look at them for very long. They also had this rooster that wouldn't shutup. I cock-a-doodled along with him. People kept looking at me. They also had a random raccoon there. That was kinda cool. Then they had this huge cage with tons of rabbits and guinea pigs. I swear those rabbits were reproducing exponentially in there. You turn away, then look back, and there will be like 20 more rabbits.
* McDonald's continues to be a fun and interesting experience for me. I went this one time last week and the clerk asked me some new question I didn't understand. She said, "Esu, Emmu, Ellu?" I'm like, "What the F does that mean?" Then she points to the S M L for "small medium large" on the drink menu. I'm like, "OOOOOOOOOOHHHHHHHH!!!" S M L? Ok! So I say "large" in Japanese. Now I have to say "Ellu" (aka L) to get the large size. Whatever, man! The last time I went I said, "Ellu...Watashi wa Amerika-jin desukara, ellu onegaishimasu." Translation: Large...Since I am an American, large please.
* I'm not yet completely used to this small-town life. It's kinda cool cuz there are never lines or crowds anywhere. You go to a bar on a Saturday night in Tottori and you will be able to find a table no problem. I go grocery shopping on Sunday and there's only 1 other person in the check-out line. You just walk-up to the counter in McDonald's and order.
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