Kyushu: Day 3 (Jan 2)
Posted on Saturday, January 10th, 2004 at 6:40am by Brett.
(Saturday, January 10th, 2004 at 8:40pm Japanese Standard Time)
Sei woke up before me (because that's what the Japanese do) and when I finally dragged myself out of bed, there was another wonderful breakfast ready. There was rice, miso soup, dried salted fish, some Japanese veggies, and an egg and some fried ham. It was all really good.
After breakfast, we all sat and chatted for a while. There was a marathon on TV, and we watched that for a bit. Then Sei and I went to visit one of his old highschool teachers (I think) whose neice happened to be going to school at Tsukuba. We chatted with that family for a while, and then we went and picked up some of his friends and went to an arcade. I played the geekiest game ever. It was this game called "The Typing of the Dead!!!" and it had these keyboards attached to it. It was basically Resident Evil or House of the Living Dead with a keyboard that shot things as you typed instead of a gun. I did very well considering I was having to type Japanese words that I didn't know. Sei was impressed...
After that, we all went to eat at a place called Joyfull. It was good food. We went back to the house, and then after hanging out for a bit we went to Sei's mother's parent's house. They were having the new years dinner then, and it was a lot of fun. One of Sei's cousins was getting married, so it was kind of a double celebration, too.
I learned here that drunk Japanese men call me "Rabetto" instead of "Buretto". Rabetto is Japanese-English for "rabbit..." His uncles had been drinking before we got there, and one of them was kinda far gone. They were trying to get me to drink a lot of this red stuff from a 5 liter jug, but Sei's dad saved me.
When it was time to go, they called me back into the room, and one of them wanted to shake my hand. He took a death grip onto my hand and just kept talking to me in Japanese. Old man Japanese, along with hyper screaming 7 year old Japanese is just something that they don't teach in school. It's nearly impossible to understand, but I just stood there smiling and agreeing until someone came to fetch me.
Sei was starting to feel pretty sick by this time, so he went home and went straight to bed. Sei's mom and dad, Shu, Takamu and I all went to eat at this katsudon restaurant. Katsudon is basically breaded pork on top of egg on top of rice. It's oishii good.
After that, we went back to the house, I took a shower, then slept. (Yay! w00t! I'm number one!)
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