Posted On April 2, 2009
Words can’t describe the feelings I had when the Sophia greeters were there upon our arrival. After a meet and greet we were summarily sent off to a nearby hotel to stay in before being taken to our permanent lodgings tomorrow (more like today, as I’m writing this at 2:00)
I didn’t sleep on the plane, so I assumed I’d be able to catch some Zs at The Normal sleep time, but my complete lack of energy use on the plane has left me not able to sleep. The fact that I’m in Japan is present in my mind, but since I haven’t really experienced the country beyond NRT and this hotel, the fact that I’m here just feels weird.
I’m wasting away in front of Japanese TV, which is admittedly mostly crappy, putting it around the level of the TV programs back at home. I did however just witness a Tropic Thunder DVD ad narrated by Wakamoto Norio, so not all is bad. The educational programs on NHK are quite good, too.
The first show I watched was the Japanese “Who Wants To Be Millionaire” which I got into only because I used to watch the show with my grandmother back in elementary school.
I am still without internet access. Once I get to the guesthouse, I’ll hopefully be able to post this epic yarn for all of you out in internet world to take in and be amazed at.