June 21, 2005

So in Abeno Highschool...

     So right now I'm sitting in Abeno Highschool library, since I can't really take any academic classes this is where I wait. Anyway, I definitely seem like a movie star here, everyone tries to tell me their names and say hello. Unfortunately, 200 names are not something that I can remember successfully. Some cools things that I've seen? Well by far the thing I've seen the most of, bikes!
     In Japan, owning a car is really, really expensive. The cost of fuel alone can be somewhere around $100-$300 a month. This being said, there's also not much of a need for cars because public transportation (subways, buses, and trains) are so cheap and readily available. But to get around, nearly everone has a bike. On the bikes 90% of people have some form of stunt pegs on the back wheels or crate carrying device. Throughout the day most people arent't doing many tricks, most of them are carrying a second person! This is... not quite entirely legal. Although it is not expressly illegal, policemen will stop you if they catch you doing it. Since so many people have bikes bike theft is a serious problem, and so when you buy a bike there serial number on the bike is registered with the police. When they catch you doing something you shouldn't, they call the serial number on your bike in. Normally, you didn't steal the bike, but it wastes a lot of your time. All of that just to deter you from riding with two people on the same bike. I ride a little black bike to school everyday. It's okay, but I can't change gears and the brakes are shot, but it's still a bike. I'll post sometime tommorow about something else interesting I've seen! Ciao.

Posted by Kickmyassman at June 21, 2005 09:03 PM

That actually sounds really cool! I wish it were more like that around here, biking is really an amazing method of transportation.

By the way, I forgot to get that LOZ: Collectors Edition disc that I lent you back before you left. Oh well, I'll get it from you when you get back.

Posted by: Andrew at June 22, 2005 12:47 AM

Thats awsome!
You should post some pictures soon....
Oh, why can't you take academic classes?

Posted by: Cavalkaf at June 22, 2005 11:11 AM

Because. The. Teachers. Speak. Fluent. Japanese.
(I figure.)Wow if only America were more like that... high-powered Avenel business men and women riding to work on Schwinns or Treks instead of Lexus SUVs and Hummers. I would be so much happier and less eager to move to Osaka. Are there any good Iajutsu dojos in Osaka?!?! ooh ooh I luvs the swordplay!
Oh, how much of the general populace speaks any English anyway? And... is the library like a terrible prison where you cry every day and make the Japanese think you're melodramatic??

Posted by: Jack at June 22, 2005 01:50 PM

Hmm I wonder if Bio is still laughing about that thing he saw in the anime I never watched. He must be in terrible pain :(
Oh well don't let it bother you Kit :/

Posted by: Jack at June 22, 2005 01:53 PM
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