Nar3: Japan

Weaving and *sigh* band
Posted on Saturday, February 21st, 2004 at 7:10am by Brett.
(Saturday, February 21st, 2004 at 9:10pm Japanese Standard Time)

Today was the second class in a two-class intensive course I'm taking. The first class involved the pottery making disaster. In today's class, we made a coaster.

It was a lot easier than the pottery because it required about no skill. It was just using looms, basically. Easy stuff. I sucessfully made two 11cm coasters. Ohhhh....ahhhh.....

It was...fun, I guess. I broke my loom 3 times. On the third time, one of the ladies teaching us smacked me...

After that, we went to some museum about...uh...something. I'm not exactly sure, honestly. I have to write a two page report on it.

On the band front, don't be alarmed, I'm still out of it, but I had to go back to return a suit that I had borrowed for the concert.

It was weird. When I entered the building where we had practice, it was like the happiness was sucked out of me. I could feel myself getting depressed and all I could think was "I need to leave...Must go home...Can't stay!" It's like...the band as a collective is a huge Dementor...sucking the happiness right out of me...*shudder*

Anyway, I found The Guy and returned the suit I had borrowed. He asked if I was going to play that night, and I, slightly panicked, quickly said no. He pulled out some form, and told me I had to sign it to quit. I looked it over, and it had name, date, instrument, and then reason. It was in Japanese, of course. I started filling it out, but stopped at the reason section. I couldn't remember the kanji for "lunatics" right then, so I just wrote that I didn't have enough time.

We went to find the main guy to turn in the paper, and then after that we had to find one of the conductors. After that, we went to the main band building and had to talk to all of the sax players and I had to explain why I was quitting...It was kinda...bleh.

But now, I'm out completely. According to the terms of the new agreement I signed, I now have explicit ownership of my soul, my firstborn will get to live to a ripe old age, and there will be no more virgin sacrifices...

They take band seriously here in Japan.

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Glad you've got your life back! by mom [2004/21/02 07:40 ET]
But what's this about a firstborn?! Am I a grandma?! Just kidding. Glad that you'll finally have time for yourself.