Sunday, July 18, 2010

Finally I am in San Diego!!

Did you know it's already July now?

Before I came to San Diego, most of my friends told me, "You don't have to bring jackets or courts!! Just bring T-shirts!"

It was January when I came...OK. Because it's January. It was so cold at night. February? Still cold. March? Still cold....Since I did, I didn't feel I have been in San Diego. Even when I went to Sea World on June, I was so cold since I got wet at the Shamu show. I've heard that it must be dried soon by a strong sunshine though. But finally here is come!!!! I was really waitinig for it:) This is summer but it is too hot than I expected;) It must be good to go to beach but I'm not sure how I can survive summer.

It's getting change though due to a global warming, we have a four-season in Japan. In winter, it might be clod and we sometime have snow days. Then spring comes, it starts to bloom and you see colorful flowers. It will be getting hot included a rainy season and finally we have hot and humid days in summer. If you feel it gets cooler than before, it means fall has come. You can see different scenery in each season.

By the way, I just remembered I'm no good at summer...;;) Being at beach in San Diego should be great though.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Why do we have to pay for receiving calls?

How much do you pay for your phone?

For the first month, I was upset! It cost me a lot!!!! mmm...I chose a wrong plan and made international calls though. And I always wonder why we have to pay for receiving call here? It doesn't cost to receive calls in Japan. For calling, it does make sense. But why??

I also realized that my cell phone has a function "ignore". Ignore? What for? If you can't answer, just leave it. You don't have to "ignore", do you? If I push this buttom, does it say "Sorry, I don't want to answer you!" ?

By the way, I'm getting used to text now. At the beginning, I often have received next text message before I replied to first one....

Hard to drive in U.S.:((

Do you have a driving license?
If you do, it's very useful to have it as ID, isn't it?
You might show when you buy cigarette or order alcohole. It's not necessary to show it in Japan though. The thing's
hard to drive in U.S.!!

We drive an opposite side in Japan.
At the beginning, I was about to drive in left side.
Sitting on the left seat made me feel weird too. Before I started to drive here, my friend told me "Are you gonna drive?" Because I went to left side.

We weren't allowed to turn right when the traffic light is red.
When I was crossing a road, the car tried to turn right made me surprised...if you see a car waiting for the light in the right lane for only turining right, the driver must be a beginner or not American!

I'm a kind of beginner driver anyway. Even worse, I'm not good at directions and I have my GPS stolen. ;)
Please remember when you were one of beginner and be nice to us!! And thank "YOU" to let me follow your car when I had to go to the Vons at Governor Dr.!!!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

What do you know about Japan?

Whenever I say "I'm from Japan", people say "I love Susi and I would love to visit there!!" What do you like Japan? Do you like Susi? Sashimi? Electronic? Fashion? Anything more? Of course I love my country though, I sometime feel "Why I have to stay here?".

I have to live in a small house.
People call it "rabbit's house" and even cost to live in!

I can't breathe when I take a subway to go to the office or school.
'Cause it's too packed. We have special staffs that push to get people into it. I don't know how many times I have missed it because I couldn't get in!!

I have to follow majority...sometimes. etc.....

Do you still feel to go to Japan? I'm just kidding. I bet. Because if you really know about Japan, it's gonna be changed!!^0^