i found it!

This makes my day.

I found a carton of concentrate for Calpis water at an oriental food store in town. It was one of my addictions in Japan, and now in the U.S. as well. I can't wait to try it here, even though it probably won't taste quite the same as when a convenience store clerk hands it to you in a plastic bag with a polite bow and a cheerful "Arigatou gozaimas!"

It's still really, really good.


and so it goes

I have never studied so much in my life. What happened to the transition from freshman year to sophomore? I'm not an upperclassman yet, but the workload seems to have quadrupled. It feels like finals week already.

The first round of tests is here; two down and two to go. So far, so good. And I now know enough Japanese to ask if someone is from China, Korea, the U.S., England, etc. so I must be getting somewhere. I would post more, but I have to go study archaeology. Maybe sometime soon.