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Another Lazy Day.

I cannot wait for classes to start. So very, very bored. Well at least, tomorrow, I am going to go food shopping for the week and then we have the Welcome Banquet as well.

So for today, since nothing else happened, I will show you what most APU students live off of:


These are available in all sorts of flavors and combinations at the APU Co-Op, but get there early or there won’t be anything left! This particular plate contains white rice, karage (a sort of fried boneless chicken), half of a koroge (mashed potato salad with celery and carrots) patty that’s been breaded and fried, spaghetti, banana peppers, and macaroni salad. The box is about 6 by 8 inches and is literally stuffed with food. For 298 JPY, it’s a bargain, especially considering that the same amount of rice will cost 105 JPY and the chicken 240 JPY at the cafeteria. So, if you’re looking for a way to eat good cooking without breaking the bank, this is the option for you. A suggestion, though–take it back to AP House and heat it up there, because microwaving really doesn’t work on this stuff.

Of course, it still works out cheaper to buy specials at the grocery store and cook for yourself, but when you’re dumb and leave the fried rice out overnight, this is a backup.


Lazy Day…

Today, I did hardly anything at all. We had a T-Storm Warning that took up half of the day (you’re not allowed to leave the building during an official warning from the National Security Office). The wind and rain were insane; we are entering monsoon season after all.

After the T-Storm Warning ended, Allana and I went to the IT Department on campus to figure out why she couldn’t log in to her campus e-mail. Quick note to any students using the APU G-mail: when you log in, be sure to ONLY type in your username into the top bar and NOT your enter e-mail address. So “abc123” and not “abc123@apu.ac.jp.” Also, if you reset your password, be aware that it can (and usually does) take up to an hour for the change to happen, during which time your e-mail and Web Campus will be completely inaccessible.

In other news, I tried melon bread today:

This Japanese special (known locally as “meron pan”) has the unique property of tasting neither like melons nor bread. The best way I can think of to describe it is “sweet air,” because although the outside is crispy, the inside has almost the texture of cotton candy. In fact, the name “meron pan” comes from two places: one, the shape of the bread (it’s meant to emulate a honeydew melon), and two, the Portuguese word for “bread” (Japan has taken many words from Portuguese, as Portugal was one of the first countries to be allowed to trade in Japan).

The entrance ceremony is tomorrow. I’ll take lots of pictures. Until then, peace.