Monday, 4 June 2007

First Day Of Training

I got up this morning at 730am to get ready to go to work. Derek and Jessie had their Japanese girlfriends over for the night. I joked to Jessie where mine was. He said that I will find one soon enough. We'll see I guess.

I arrived at Shinjuku at about 10am. I managed to catch the right trains. The only thing was I didn't buy my second ticket before exiting the first gate and it started to close when I put my old ticket through. You see I catch two different train companies to get to Tokyo.

I pushed my way past the barriers and figured I'd get my new ticket at Shinjuku. The fare adjustment machine didn't accept my ticket so I had to go to the guard at the gate. He thought I wanted a ticket BACK to Keikyu Tomioka but I pointed past the gate so he calculated what I had to pay and let me through.

Shinjuku is a huge and BUSY station. I managed to find my way to the training office not too bad. I walked a little further than I had to but all was ok. At training I first met Joel from Newcastle, also Johnny (from Australia as well) who I met at Shibuya saturday night. The other two were Julia, a bit of a unsociable girl from Australia too and Barnaby from NZ. He seems a little ordinary but who gives their kid a name like that?

At lunch I had another of the Chin noodles from the Family Mart convenience store. This things have drugs in them I swear. Deliciooous! We all got some food there and ate them at a nearby park. A few japanese girls were checking me out. Well I'd like to think they were. I was very spiffy in my black suit and yellow tie.

Going home the train ride was not as busy as I'd thought it would be, but I had a mild panic shock and jumped off at Yokohama, then immediately realising I was still on the RIGHT express train to get where I was going.

I made some yummy rice and vegetables with meat on the side for dinner. I am on a roll at the moment. It tasted as good as last night. I must be onto something here. I am really fluking this cooking thing.

1 comments:

Peter said...

you will make your mama proud.. are you eating.... YES! and Im loving it!

Sounds like you are enjoying yourself. Let the adventures continue!!