|It's a good thing I have that spoiler. It's pretty handy when drag racing through the rice patties.|
|We have REAL trucks in Amurrica.|
|Never trust a picture.|
|I think I see the peak!|
|I swear I sometimes change my clothes.|
|It looks sunny in this picture. It wasn't.|
|This store only sold chopsticks.|
|Gotta have my sandwiches. This is pre-rain.|
|They stopped offering rides once it flooded.|
|There's a "big" fire on the mountain!|
We went to a festival where they light fires on a mountain to outline certain Chinese characters and other pictures, the most famous of which is the Chinese character for "big." I have no idea why. Probably some cultural significance or something. A very cool trip which unfortunately was rained on rather harshly.
|You can't quite make out the McDonald's sign in the town below. Or as they say, Makkudonarudo.|
|You know it's good when the people at the front apologize to you for how the party is a failure and don't let you pay the entrance fee.|
|I asked this guy if he liked the Yankees, and he said "who?" In retrospect, that's probably good because I don't know enough to have a conversation about any kind of sports.|
|Oops, I dropped half my Jetski in the ocean. Oh well, that's its new home now.|
The next day Tyler told us about his interaction with her, in which she told him "I like you. I love you." in English, and that she wanted to be his girlfriend in Japanese. Later that day she upped the ante with "I wont to marriage with you." Tyler managed to avoid a phone conversation with her, saying that it was too difficult. We were all fairly amazed, but the best part happened later that night.
I got a message saying that she wanted to "secret chat" with me. I thought that maybe she wanted to dish some juicy gossip on her feelings for Tyler, so naturally I was into that. She called me, and I answered against my better judgement, because I know how difficult it is to understand another language over the phone. She didn't mention Tyler at all and instead focused on how much fun our time at the beach had been. Then she decided to tell me how much she wanted to get married, which she immediately followed with "Do you want a Japanese girlfriend?". I tried to tell her that I liked to take things slowly, but my Japanese wasn't up to the task, and she kept interpreting it that I wasn't interested in women. Eventually I agreed with her to save time. She stopped talking to us after that, but we haven't ruled out the possibility she'll go after the rest of the males in the group.
Since littering is a huge crime, and throwing things away is super difficult here, I ended up taking the half a Jetski home with me. Now it's all I have to remember an interesting trip to the beach and a woman who was probably on the prowl for more than cats.
Highlights of random English apparel I've seen:
T-shirt: Is it in?
Purse: Do everything you can to succeed. Make-up can make you happy.
T-shirt: Are you move? Recently I began to become sticky in my lifestyle.
T-shirt on a 12-year-old girl: I feel like making love.
T-shirt: This is a spicy message from blue cross girl.