Saturday, February 20, 2010

안녕하세요!

Annyeong haseo!
Hello!

I'm flying to Seoul in less than two hours, and fortunately Kansai International Airport has some free internet (surprising \ly very rare in Japan) so I can finally offer an update here.  It's now spring break for me, so I have eight weeks without class.  Spent the day yesterday wandering the "gaijin district" of Osaka, had a fantastic Vietnamese lunch and then to a great Canadian pizza parlor for dinner, where somehow I had Hawaiian pizza with Canadian bacon (and as a side dish some poutin, a Canadian delicacy consisting of fries soaked in tasty gravy and loaded with cheese).  Having lived in Kanazawa for over four months now, some "real Western food" is a hell of a treat!

For the next three days I shall indulge my senses in Seoul, trying not to die of capsacin overdose.  It:s gonna be awesome. I learned Hangul yesterday morning, with some additional practice today, and I was very happy to learn that it's way easier than it looks, though the vowels can be a bit tricky to pronounce.

Anyway, finally I've updated here, and of course I have more time these days so there's a lot to catch up on.  I've got to go board the plane now (ever heard of Jeju Airlines?) so this will be it for now, save for a couple of links I had found before, concerning a few more small points of interest regarding the life of foreigners in Japan. Pictures and more to follow!


http://gakuranman.com/the-gaijin-debate/
http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/T100130005317.htm
http://www.dannychoo.com/post/en/25368/A+Week+in+Tokyo+50.html
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