Monday, August 23, 2010

Shooting Babies!

Soon I shall be taking up new residence in Tokyo, but with two weeks to go until I fly half way around the world and a number of annoyances are starting to crop up:
  1. I've still got to get my suitcases and shit sorted so I can actually pack!
  2. I've still got to get boxes for the crap I'm not taking, pack away said crap, and decide where it's going to be for the next year.
  3. I've been informed I'm flying on a notoriously bad airline for long-haul flights.

On the plus side my ever-loving mother has given me a camera as a going away present. A 12 megapixel Fujifilm Finepix AV 120. It's got a special mode for shooting babies. I've yet to try it out, but anything with a specific setting for shooting babies is already a winner in my book.

"How can you go to Japan if you don't like fish?!"

"How can you go to Japan if you don't like fish?!" I've heard this so many times over the past few months that rather than explain that not all Japanese food is sushi, or even that not all sushi is fish, I've resigned to just saying "I suppose I'll just have to get used to it."

I figure now's a good time for introductions:
My name is Dave, currently studying Japanese and Spanish in DCU, but in a matter of days I'll be leaving for Tokyo to study abroad in Toyo University.

Japan is going to be so insanely different that documentation of my fumblings and faux pas is in order. Basically I've set this blog up for me as much as for anyone else that cares to read it.

Now that that's out of the way, I look forward to boring you all.