Some friends and I went to Odaiba the other day and hung out at the beach for a while. I'm in a skirt because I had to go to work directly after, lol. Check out that nice shirt I'm wearing, though ^.~
It may look like I'm about to actually hit the birdie in some of these shots, but it's probably a misleading impression. I swear I remember that I used to be okay at badminton, but I swung and missed the birdie probably 80 percent of the time, lol. It was fun anyway though, the wind was kind of strong that day so no one was exactly in top form.
As you can see, we didn't even have a net; we drew lines in the sand marking out quadrants for each of us (Naoto's not in these pictures because once again he was taking most of them. He did play with us quite a bit though).
Look at us all diving and probably all about to miss actually hitting the birdie! It was a really fun day, and I was sad that I had to leave early to go to work. I was also annoyed, because I didn't even have any classes and it wasn't even a regular shift - I was covering for an absent teacher - but even so they wouldn't let me out of it. I had to go in and do nothing from 5:30 to 10 because they're so anal about not letting anyone out of their scheduled shift for anything, even if there's nothing to do. At least my paycheck was a little bigger this time around... I really need something else to supplement it though.
But - I think I'll be able to get to Korea in June, barring unforeseen expenses. I was looking up flights earlier today at work, and I can get there for under $300 round trip. I can stay with my friend Jon who moved there this month, and the currency exchange is really favorable for yen right now and Korea is supposed to be super cheap anyway, so if I give up some shopping and eat cheaply and always do cheap nights out, I think I could make it.