I met up with some old students of mine tonight, and it was delightful.
They were delighted at my use of Japanese, I was delighted at their delight, and we all were delighted with the company and the activity.
Kaitenzushi started us off, then purikura, followed by more purikura, and then we did our new year’s omikuji and prayers at the temple, talked about boys and the lack of boyfriends in, coincidentally, all of our lives, and then we ended on taiyaki and a walk back to train station.
Our group chat is filled with about 60+ photos from the three of them, of us throughout the night together.
But also super fun.
(I meant the photos, but pretty much everything about our time together was fun, so it applies, even with ambiguity!)
Now, I am back at the hostel for the night, hunched in my book/bed/capsule, wondering how I will make it up at a good time in the morning in order to gather my things properly and check out before 10am…
And also wondering how to manage all my stuff over the next few days, and whether I’ll get to see this guy I had really liked …. well, Period.
I had really liked meeting him, and also talking with him and messaging with him, and, even, looking at him… which is kind of all of it….
So, yeah… the tea I had this afternoon – black Royal Milk Tea – was delicious and warm and exactly what I had wanted, but it would have worked out much better if I had stuck to my plan and had it in the morning, and not in the afternoon-evening…
Oh, well… here’s to hoping I can rest well for the next few hours!
P.S. I had wanted to go see a film in the theatres, but the times weren’t great for the films I was interested in seeing, and so, in a move to save money and still see something that interested me, I watched a subtitle-free – that part was unintentional – Japanese film on Netflix that is only available while here, in Japan…. woohoo!