Friends and family frequently ask me about earthquakes. How is it with these earthquakes?Earthquakes are not uncommon in Japan. Sometimes there are little and I think it’s just a truck passing nearby. Such shocks have outputs up to 4 degrees on the Richter scale . And sometimes there are larger and then I don’t really know how to behave.
You know that feeling when you feel that time passes quickly ? Mostly this feeling occurs when we do interesting activities when we feel good, or when we write a thesis^ ^ I came here on November 30 .. and it’s already a December 18th ! How fast it has passed.
Where am I and why time flies ?
Today, I will describe the place where I spent exactly 20 days. I will get back to Tokyo because I’m fascinated by this city and I have many stories to write.
Over the hills, over the forest, over the rice fields, at the top of the volcano-there lived an author of this blog! But let’s start from the beginning.
I will not write what I did every day , because I have to admit that the next few days in Tokyo I struggled with insomnia and I was sleeping until the afternoon, late afternoon. I am ashamed because I ‘ve wasted a few days. I woke up late and I was already tired ! So I was strolling through neighbourhood, I was walking near the harbor, I was taking pictures..
As I was walking, I passed a school trip, actually pre-school (all in uniforms !). Kids not yet fully adapted to life in Japanese society began staring at me, surprised and smiling. When I went next to them I heard the word ” gaijin ” (pronounced Guy-Gin ). What does it mean and why they named me like this ?
With Nao (CouchSurfing user, Japanese and a student during holidays) I had a meeting at the main entrance to the station of Akihabara. I reached that station on time but didn’t take into account that it would be so big and for a moment I stood at the wrong entrance. When I realized that I quickly I found a good place, and there I found him.
That night I didn’t sleep at all . But thanks to that I was able to talk with my family (because of the time difference we often have a problem with that) and to pack my things, because I had to change accommodation. I was going to the apartment of two working Japanese, located in another district, 40 minutes by Metro. Due to the fact that they leave apartment before 8am, from the hotel I went out already at 6 and … I was surprised.