Until I get internet access in my dorm, I’m going to write blog entries and post them all later. I’ll mark them with the correct date and time, though.
I moved into my dorm yesterday afternoon. It’s pretty nice. In some ways it’s a lot like a dorm at IU, but in some ways it’s like a weird apartment complex. The age range of residents here is from 18 to 60, and people pretty much stick to themselves. There are 3 other people here from IES, and a few other American college students from California.
My room is about the size of a single at Ashton (at least I think). I’ve got a bed, a desk, a wardrobe, and a bookshelf. It’s not too bad. I think it’s going to work really well for when classes start. It’s about a 10 or 15 minute walk from the nearest train station (Baraki-Nakayama on the Tozai Line). Morning commute to school will probably be about 45 minutes.
I can write more details (and maybe show some pictures) of the dorm later on. Right now it’s 10 AM, I had a nice leisurely start to the day, woke up around 8 but went to sleep last night around 9PM. I was so exhausted from all the moving and walking that I just couldn’t stay awake.
Going to spend the day maybe shopping and buying stuff for the room. I also want to just relax before I start intensive Japanese classes tomorrow morning. Will get internet access and probably will rent a TV for the semester sometime within the next week or two. Tomorrow I should be getting a cell phone (through AU, as they have the best student discounts). That’s all for now! Hope everyone back at IU is ready to start classes also.