Counting down the days.

I’ve read that Japanese Summer’s were bad, but I didn’t know how excruciating they would be until I arrived. I was under the impression before I arrived and even after that the weather would be similar to New York.

I was wrong.

No matter what time of the day it is or what month it is, there will always be a hint of humidity in the air. I guess that’s what happens when you live on an island.

Whilst I remain optimist about the weather and continue to peel my clothes off of me, I must say that I am counting down the days until school is out and I have more time to myself.

Last week I was happy to attend a seminar on Black Women in Japan, which was given by Avril Matsui at Hitotsubashi University. It was a great talk and I was happy to have this interesting and necessary discussion. I will also say that the campus was beautiful and made me miss my college a little.

Not that this school looked at all like my college. It just reminded me how much I enjoyed learning and being in that environment. 

This weekend I had a chance to just chill out, do some shopping and look into some things.

For the first time, I was able to eat an American style breakfast. In Japan, the breakfast is more savory and served in smaller portions. The smaller portions, I’m okay with, but it’s the savory breakfast that I’ve had to get used to. 

I imagine I’m getting on just fine without the sweet stuff because when I went to the J.S. Pancake Cafe in Tachikawa, I ordered the savory pancakes. The dish was really great and I enjoyed it even more while listening to Malcolm Gladwell’s Revisionist History podcast.

just a really long pork sausage

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