Did I forget to mention in my last post the shoes I bought in Harajuku? What an oversight! They were only a thousand yen, or roughly ten bucks - I couldn`t resist! They`re these cute strappy backless silver and blue sandals, and there was only one pair left that just happened to be my size. I`d post a picture, but I`m still internet-less, unfortunately. I`m back at the internet cafe ｉｎ Shibuya that`s right across from the building I`m traning in. Training has been going fairly well; all the people are pretty nice and the job isn`t really too difficult. My fellow trainees are pretty cool too; they`re both Canadian, and both pretty friendly. One actually lives pretty close, he`s in the Tama area as well, and I think he`ll also be working in the Sagamihara branch.
For lunch today I went with both of them to this place where you got a ticket from a vending machine with what you wanted to eat, then you gave the ticket to a waitress and she brought your food out. It`s a pretty convenient system, and the food was actually pretty good. We were sitting near this Japanese guy who wanted to practice his English on us, so we were all talking with him in this mixture of broken English and Japanese. It was pretty cool.
I`m going to try to pick up a cell phone on Thursday; apparently there`s a place here in Shibuya that has English-speaking staff, so I`m probably going to go there. I want to get a phone with internet on it; apparently most models and plans include internet anyway. I heard that it can take up to a month to get internet sorted out for an apartment, so phone internet would at least be better than nothing.
That`s it for now; I might come back here again tomorrow, we`ll see. It`s open pretty late it seems, so stopping by after work shouldn`t be a problem. I`ll have to try to find a different cafe in Sagamihara once I start there.