Another bad night, slowly it starts to get annyoing. Anyway, today it’s been time for my entrance exam (that could be an explenation for the little sleep) so I got up early at seven o‘ clock in the morning. As ist was the first day of school I decided to walk there, but the weather ist still horrible and my jeans started to get soaking with water from the street. I arrived safely at the institute, you can see its founder here:
Everybody seemed really nice and I had to go to a classroom upstairs where other people from all over the world waited to start with the exam. The test was more or less okay, I wonder why I panicked that much. Did I expect some university entrance examination, or what? This doesn’t mean I was perfect, I will have to run through some topics of „Minna no Nihongo“ again, but that’s okay. I knew there are things I simply forgot.
Also the interview was not killing me. I had expected to speak only English or say in japanese „Sorry, I didn’t understand“ but in reality I was able to understand most of the questions and at least answer with simple sentences, so my teachers told me it was quite good and I’ll be looking forward to my class placement. (the lists will hang out on Friday). Everybody is so terribly nice here ^^
Right next to school there’s the „Yakult Center“. I really wonder what that is. When I came across it in the morning there were lots of motor scooters in front of it and women coming to work, shouting „ohaiyou gozaimasu“ to each other. As later all scooters were gone I suppose they deliver stuff…perhaps yoghurt drinks? *lol*
Here’s one of the billion automats you can find just everywhere. Normally they are filled with drinks or cigarettes, but who knows what else I’m going to find ^_~
In the afternoon we had an orientation session with lots of talking about Alien Registration Cards, the National Health System, bank accounts and cell phones. In the end we took a walk through the rain (cats and dogs, my friends…my jeans were drenched up to my knees) across the campus and all classes for tomorrow were cancelled: Typhoon Wanring!
Now it’s getting exciting, I would say. Together with another student from Germany I went to buy a flashlight and batteries. We were adviced to stuff our apartments with food and stay inside from 6 p.m. on. Tomorrow all shops will be closed.
This is so far the funniest sign I have come across. The blue one says „Silver Road“ and the one below something like „elderly people – Warning“ though it sounds more like „Be aware of elderly people“ ^^
In the orientation session once again a big topic was trash…here’s a brochure I received. Are those the Power Rangers or are those the Power Rangers? Oh sorry, it says they are the Eco-Commanders! How could I be mistaken?
The Typhoon is supposed to be over in the afternoon, but I don’t know if you will hear from me before Friday. Maybe the internet connection will be broken or something. Take care!Alles Liebe,