Sunday, June 21, 2009


Have a foreboding sense of restlessness hovering over me for the last few days. Haven't touched the pile of homework, dirty laundry or clothes that need ironing...I will get to due time. sigh.

I did manage to fish out the reading for next week's grad school class...where I have a now sits on my bed waiting to be read. Soon. soon.

Last week I had my arbaito (part time job) so had a few killer days and then ended the week by getting greatly disturbed after watching the trailer for The Cove. Googled the matter and found even more disturbing info. The last time I felt so sick to my stomach was at the Atomic Bomb Memorial Museum. After such a long time I really wanted to be home, away from the horrors of the world.

On the way home on Friday I stopped by the sushi shop in Sengawa, make it a point to go there at least once a week. It was after lunch so the place was pretty empty and perfect for striking up a convo with the chefs and practicing my almost non-existent Japanese. Added a new word to my vocabulary. Lady at sushi place commented on how Fiji was 'rakuen'

me: rakuen?

lady: hai....mmmm...utopia!

consulted my denshi jisho (electronic dict.) and sure enough...

rakuen 楽園: a paradise



Wilson said...

hai indeed :)

joni said...

I am confused. Don't you work for the UN?

sharky said...

no I used to...almost TWO years ago! now I sometimes do freelance work for them but in the meantime am living and studying Japanese in Tokyo (remember how I said your Chinese was my Japanese...hehe) A lot has changed since those first few blog entries on Multiply!

joni said...

Whoa! I wasn't able to keep up. Yeah, I remember that. But I kinda thought you got assigned to Japan or something. Haha!