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11 January 2007 @ 08:45 am
well, vacation is over and it's back to school again. the worst part of being back at work is honestly having to get up in the morning. if school started at like 11 or noon, i'd be much more eager to get the day started. ater today of course is the meeting with the elementary school s about this month's lessons. this is one of the other things i don't much care for in my job.

still, school starting means most of my friends are back from their holiday trips, and they all get to hang out and play with me and patrick while he's still here! the vacaneymoon isn't over yet!! we're gonna try and make a mad dash for Kobe and then get back in time to go to the Tsujis' (a principal of one of the elementary schools and his wife the ikebana ) for tea ceremony. and next week we%2 l be trying to make it to a Deerhoof/OOIOO show in Osaka after school. we are also still trying to get a nintendo DS for patrick, and maybe one for me!

well, time to talk to some jr. high kids about my winter vacation and make them tell me about theirs. hopefully at least a few of their papers will end up being funny enough to share. that's a definite perk of the job.
Music: enon - candy (imh)
madbibliomancermadbibliomancer on January 11th, 2007 02:23 am (UTC)
any job with engrish as a perk is great, glad things are going well.
strenge fruitrisetto on January 11th, 2007 05:01 am (UTC)
Man even the internet is completely sold out of DSs! IT SEEMS BLEAK! Bleak like my prospects of getting any work done today, as I continue to sit on my ass and surf the internet and generally do nothing.

I SAY LET'S GO TO DEERHOOF! The thought of it has been slowly taking over my mind.. Even if we show up a bit late, it should be good! Patrick and I can part the crowd like the Red Seas! Oh gaijin smash, you are a true friend!
p.m./a.e.xoexohexox on January 12th, 2007 02:52 am (UTC)
If I get a japanese DS, won't that mean the pictochat software and the firmware and whatnot will all be in japanese? maybe i should wait and get a western one...thoughts?
strenge fruit: penguin-stylerisetto on January 12th, 2007 02:54 am (UTC)
That could be an issue. Though I know when I bought my Japanese PS2, during setup there was a language option that included setting the defaults to English. So it's something to look into?

(I know I'm lazy enough that if given the option I'd pick English for my DS. Though my PS2 is in Japanese.)
strenge fruitrisetto on January 12th, 2007 03:03 am (UTC)
Ok, this page (all in Japanese, sorry) seems to imply that a DS can be set to English (or French, German, Italian, or Spanish).

Oh, and here's the corresponding page from the official English site.
p.m./a.e.xoexohexox on January 12th, 2007 04:00 am (UTC)
woohoo! thanks for the info. while i was googling for this info, i found an interesting article on how that sofmap (or whatever its called) store in den-den town has been importing american DSs to meet demand.
strenge fruitrisetto on January 12th, 2007 04:06 am (UTC)
It's amazing how they are NOWHERE TO BE FOUND here! But I will settle for nothing but light blue, so it looks like I've got a wait ahead of me.
p.m./a.e.xoexohexox on January 12th, 2007 07:52 am (UTC)
i like the looks of that FFIII limited edition one, but im not sure i want to shell out the 300-400 for it
strenge fruit: penguin-stylerisetto on January 12th, 2007 08:27 am (UTC)
Yeah that one was sweet! But there's also lots of skins and things you can put on them as well, that are more affordable. Plus the plethora of cases you can choose for them (I have to pick some up for friends next week at the Toys R' Us in Kobe).