Had a near-death experience involving me and a toad yesterday.
Ko-chan, his knee and I were taking a walk through Tokyo's "Govt Offices" district (I'm sure there is a more official term for it, I just can't remember it right now) and walking through a park that borders the Imperial palace grounds (but is separated by a huge fort like thing and a great volume of water lest someone try to cross over...BUT I'll save that story for another day!)
SO yeah, walking through park, commenting on how the area (and so many other places in Tokyo) grow a different personality at night and then Ko-chan very nonchalantly mentions "oh look! a toad (or frog or something)" I look down and inches (YES INCHES!!!!!) away from my foot sat the BIGGEST toad I have every seen in my entire effing life. EEEEEEEEK!!!
Luckily I (apparently) work very well under pressure and my brain stopped screaming for a second and reminded itself that toads (or frogs or whatever that giant monster was).....JUMP!....double EEEEEEEEEEEEEEKKKKK........
And that brilliant reminder initiated my own jump....I am sure I broke some kinda long-jump record because within seconds I was 5meters away....yelling all the while. Yes, very smooth. I know.
/shudder. ewgh! ugh! yewgh!
And if I weren't so shit scared of said creature, I would actually feel sorry for it because Ko-chan and his knee then proceeded to use their new iphone to take photos of its monstrosity.
oh, and I have my interview for the Master's entrance in a few hours and am almost as scared!