Today I had my aqua aerobics class. I keep forgetting to take pictures but it really is something to see. Afterwards, my new friend Okhui picked me up from the club. Our original plan was to explore Koreatown, but unfortunately we are getting hit by Typhoon Roke. Typhoon by definition is: a tropical cyclone or hurricane of the western Pacific areaand the China seas. I didn’t want us to get stuck in traffic and delayed coming home and I had already heard about other schools shutting down early. So, we ended up going to a Korean restaurant in town. Okhui by the way is also Korean (but she told me that her favorite food is actually Italian). Ojori (The Korean restaurant by Chase’s school) is still the best I’ve had so far. We had a lovely lunch and then she took me back to her apartment for coffee where I could also peruse her furniture. She is in the process of moving out so over here when people have a lot of stuff they want to get rid of they hold Sayoonara Sales. She is trying to avoid this, but after seeing her apartment I don’t think that is going to be possible. After a very nice afternoon, she dropped me off at home so I could meet Chase at his bus stop. All afterschool activities have been cancelled. Walking around in a typhoon is a tricky thing. Honestly I don’t know if you are better off without an umbrella because the rain and wind is just coming at you from every direction and there were a couple of times I felt like the “wind beneath my wings” was going to toss me off the sidewalk and right into an oncoming taxi. I am glad I was there to meet Chase though. He was so happy to see me waiting. It’s what I call a MOMent when you can feel the gratitude.
We are just hanging low today, enjoying a good storm. Cliff is stranded in Atlanta because the planes won’t fly this way due to the weather. Hopefully he’ll make it home sometime.
Daily Living: One thing I wanted to mention before I forgot was taxis. I know that in different cities taxis will start charging at different rates, so FYI here in Tokyo, a cab ride will cost a minimum of 710 Yen = $9.31
Until next time…