High school – commute

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To get to my high school before the morning meeting started at 8:15 am, I had to get on 6:30 am-train. To get to the nearest station, my mother had […]

Hair – part 2

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During the spring break before high school started, I went to visit my sister in Tokyo. She was already busy with her hostess job, but she booked a haircut appointment […]

Hair – part 1

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I write this in July 2020, four months into shelter-in-place due to COVID-19. The hair salon I patronized closed a few days before my long-overdue appointment. My hair length is […]

End of junior high school

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As the junior high school was coming to an end, my health was declining. I had lost 2kg (4.5lb) during the LA trip and didn’t gain it back. I looked […]

The last cultural festival

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The cultural festival that autumn had a different vibe from the past years because Izumi was leading the event organization. The organizers asked the students to throw ideas on the […]

LA trip – part 6

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On the flight home, I sat next to one of the younger girls, and next to her was Kenji. He was one of the two handsome tennis players and was […]

LA trip – part 5

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Toward the end of the 10-day trip, others started to show their fatigue. The older pretty girl was constipated, the funny high-school girl was sick from constant car travels, and […]

LA trip – part 4

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One of my purposes for the trip was to test my English language skills. I did my best when I could, though I didn’t hear much from the rest of […]

LA trip – part 3

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I had trouble sleeping for several nights in a row. The jetlag also took my appetite away, and I was losing weight. As I didn’t eat, I was constipated too. […]

LA trip – part 2

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We spent ten days visiting general tourist destinations – Disney Land, Universal Studio, Sea World in San Diego, shopping malls, and short a hike up the hill. As much as […]