I am sitting at the Horinochi station,
shivering typing this post and waiting for my train to come…. 15 more mins to go.
It’s the sixth time, I believe, that I miss my stop/get lost at a train station. Everytime I get on a train, I have to guess which station to transfer (there are only 2 possibilities in my case, but I usually get off at the wrong one =’/) I hate rapid trains, they are way faster than the local ones… however, they skip stops (including my station, since it’s not a major stop). Transferring is a complicated matter for me, it’s such a hassle that I prefer taking the local ones if I’m not in a hurry. Tonight as usual, I got on a local train… it was fine until it switched to rapid somehow sometime without me realizing it! Hence I’m waiting in the cold now, warming myself with the overheating macbook.
I can’t believe how shitty my luck is today. Since N-san (who I go to work with everyday) went to Tokyo for a forum, I slept in for half an hour this morning. I got on a train, transferred at the usual station… turned out wrong again because it was a different train from the one we always took! So I went all the way to Uraga. 20 mins later, I finally made my way to YRP Nobi station, where the bus station was. Just when I thought everything was good…
it began to snow (???) and look at this LONG line up! There were actually multiple lineups, there were so long that I couldn’t see which one was the right one, so I just went with the one with most guys in suits. Finally I was about to get on the bus. WTF? It’s the wrong one. It’s almost 9 when I arrived at the office… phew, thank god most of my team were away at Tokyo.
Lesson of the day: Always stick with the same train.
Two of my colleagues who didn’t attend the forum were finally free to introduce their themes to me. My discussion with T-san, who’s not fluent in English, involved using the dictionary/google translate almost every sentence. It was fun to chat with her though, plus I learnt many new Japanese words =)
Right after my Jap class ended at 8, I wandered around Lumine, a mall next to the Yokohama station.
After the mall closed at 9pm, I went dinner at the pork cutlet (豚カツ) place that I was craving last time.
It’s 9:31 am now, and I didn’t hit publish again lol No ‘work’ today as we will go to the forum later at Musashino !