スカイナー鼻炎N

スカイナー鼻炎N is a fairly effective multi-symptom cold medicine that I am on at the moment. My sore throat is mostly gone, mucus has slowed down, eyes hurt less, I am not coughing as much, and my headache is a little bit less. I hope I don’t throw up, I need to keep some water down. (Plus I don’t want to see the partially digested instant curry)

Stupid pigs. I don’t even know any Mexican pigs…

If I go to school I am wearing one of those fun masks. (Joke, I hate valveless masks)

Leaving the Dictionary Behind

Green Tea Drink

Buying food that is labeled in a foreign language that you don’t completely understand, and leaving the dictionary unused can be an adventure. (Imagine an immigrant in the US buying a tub with a picture of fried chicken on the front, and then when they got home learning that “Crisco” isn’t a brand of fried chicken, but lard.)

For example, if I am in the desert section, I am pretty safe getting any kind of プリン. I have a favorite brand of milk, no experimentation there. Butter you have to be careful with, so you don’t get some kind of seafood バーター.

私の趣味

わたしの趣味は写真をとろことです。人と動物と燃える物は写真をとることが好きですが、モデルの写真をとることが一番楽しいです。ウィキペディアにとって色色な物の写真をとりました。プロじゃないですが、カメラは五台があります。レンズとフラッシュガンもたくさなります。

I only had to look up one word in writing that, 燃える/もえる, “to burn”. Yeah, it is pretty funny that I had to look up “to burn” to describe my hobbies…

In English, that is roughly:

My Hobby/Hobbies

My hobby is taking pictures. I like taking pictures of people, animals, and burning things, but taking pictures of models is the most fun. I took pictures of various things for Wikipedia. I am not a pro, but I have 5 cameras and a bunch of lenses and flashguns.

携帯電話を買いました

My Cell Phone

I bought a cell phone here, specifically a SoftBank pre-paid phone. The phone itself was ¥5250, and then a ¥3,000 pre-paid card makes the account valid for 60 days. Unlimited email is ¥300/30 days, and actual phone calls are 90¥/minute, so it is really a mobile emailing platform rather than a voice communication device. (The phone I got was a Samsung 730SC, which unfortunately isn’t a flip phone, but it was the only prepaid phone they had at the SoftBank office convenient to me)

English Practice?

I finally had a random Japanese person talk to me in English. Except it was a little old lady, who spoke amazingly good English, asking where she could get some English practice. I told here that the school I was going to was just a little ways up the road, and they would be able to arrange that for her.