February 29, 2016
Welcome to this week’s episode of Eat Your Sushi! We’re back with some more stories of our experiences in Japan, some video footage of what we did this week, some Q&A, some challenges, and some mail opening.
Overall, this week was a bit less eventful than our other weeks. We did lots of important stuff that didn’t make for great footage. We set up a cell phone plan. That was a good two hours. We went to city hall and registered our name and address and stamped those onto our alien registration cards. And we got our stamp certified at city hall. And we got a membership card for our city district. That was a full day of work. Super boring. But it all had to be done, and now that it’s done we should get back to having more fun again.
Interestingly, though, we spent Tuesday with our first lesson with our tutor. We have a friend who has been living here for 17 years and who went through the whole process of learning Japanese, and she’s going to help us hopefully get to a functional level. For our first session we just discussed and planned out the things we wanted to learn. Our first order of learning: how to not be dumb at a restaurant, because we’re currently quite dumb at restaurants. Hopefully not for much longer though.
Speaking of being dumb, whoa was I having issues with counting today. I’m getting comfortable with it lately, but for some reason I could barely make it past the number five for this week’s episode. We’re starting to pick up on numbers in public now, when we’re given back change after buying something, and we also can understand them on the subway and buses whenever the stop number is announced. But counting under pressure was not my strength this time around.