Category: Week 3


Money: ¥10.192

Two weeks remaining. Many days are still unplanned which is sad…Ouch! Oh sorry, that is my skin that hurts because it got burnt yesterday. I should have brought some sunburn protection cream back then. Oh well, I cannot help it now. Not only am I in pain, I am also exhausted. Six hours of extreme cycling was too much for my body. That is not a good sign for today’s final kendo practice. Got up at eight, prepared for today and left home at 9:10.

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Money: ¥10.507

It is nine o’clock in the morning, supposed to be the meeting time at the Neyagawa High School, but no. I woke up at this time, as I quite overslept…again. Got myself a frozen bottle of tea, a towel and my usual hat, but I knew I should have brought more drinks. So after a small breakfast, I went to the meeting place, just to hear I am not the only one who had overslept. It was Yakushi. He came more or less prepared, but without a hat. I wonder if he will be OK.

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Money: ¥11.974

Today was quite a lazy day but I do not really mind. Woke up at 11:00 AM, when the mechanic finally came to fix our gas control and when Kei’s mother came by for a visit. Ate the last part of the watermelon and yet another toast before going out to town for the second time. I actually wanted to use the shower but I was not allowed to use the shower.

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Money: ¥15.211

Ugh, I am doing something that I fail at back in the Netherlands. Indeed, planning and making schedules. It is needed because I still want to go to a lot of places, but time is running out. I am past half of my trip now, but currently I have no regrets of only going for five weeks. This way I can taste the Japanese culture without missing out on my hobbies for too much. I guess I should go back next time when I do know some more kanji and have some money. I am not sure what to do next summer vacation. Get a driver’s license or go backpacking in Japan. Both are very important for my future.

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Money: ¥16.241

Ahh, sleeping for a long time feels great, even though it got quite disturbed by an earthquake in the middle of the night. It was a really weird experience, to be shaking and all…A shame that I fell asleep again right afterwards! Woke up around 10 o’clock so I got enough time to prepare for today. Read some chapter of my manga, warmed up what we ate yesterday, packed my bag and left for school.

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Money: ¥18.021

My hands and feet hurt. Kendo sure is tougher than I expected. The morning started off slowly, with nobody at home except for me. Scavenged some bread with meat and cheese inside it. As ever, I am not too good at taking care of myself in another house. This day was not too interesting in my opinion.

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Money: ¥18.021

Today’s schedule was a bit more different than I had imagined. As always it starts with bread. Brought a bag full of souvenirs with me for my classmates. Though they are nothing more than small magnets and key chains like wooden shoes, I just wanted to give them something so that they could remember me and the Netherlands.

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