Mina san, konnichiwa!So far having a Nihonjin companion has helped me and blessed me in many ways, one of which being aware of what is polite and what is not polite. Apparently.. In Japan, it is very bad to play with ones hair... hehe.. And then it's also really bad to bite one's nails... So the only two bad habits I have are really bad in Japan.. Yes! There are times when I also feel like I am a giant among the Japanese -for instance on Sunday, when I first walked in to the church building, I realized that it is definitely made for shorter people. Meaning, I couldn't even reach the hand railing because it was so low to the ground! But it's definitely fun. Makes for a good laugh. :D
We share an apartment with Sister Gomez and Sister Ohata. Sister Gomez is from my doki (group in the MTC) and she's from Hawaii. Sister Ohata is from the Tokyo area. I love this new apartment, it's A LOT bigger than the one in Kobe. It still only has two rooms but it's a lot roomier... I think...
Anyway, I think I'm going to head out soon. We've got to make a stop at Daisos. (only the most amazing dollar store ever.) And then maybe eat before six... probably not. But that's ok. Thank you so much. I love you!
|Shimai Tojo, Ohata, Gomez and Bevan on Otowa Mountain|
|Sarah at the Deva Gate of the Kiyomizu-dera|
|West gate of the Kiyomizu-dera, just behind the gate is the three-storied pagoda. (roof and spire visible)|