It's been a whirlwind since I got here. Every single day is a new learning experience. Whether it's just trying to understand someone you're having a conversation with or trying to find the route between your friend's house and your dorm (notice the word trying), it's all so new and overwhelming. However, I can say that I successfully (not totally alone all the time, but it still counts) have found my way walking to school and into Tokyo twice now! That's about an hour long trip by train and if you think it's not a huge accomplishment, you're wrong.
Since we haven't had classes, we've been in extremely painful and terribly difficult placement tests all week. There were 3 parts to our placement: a written exam, interview, and computer test. Let me tell you, that's how you fry some brain cells. But I survived! Today we got our placements and though I'm not in the level of schooling I should be at, I am in the level I believe I perform at. So hopefully it's a good fit and the first couple of weeks prove that I'm in the right place. But when we weren't sitting in a classroom trying to remember every japanese word we ever learned, we went on a few adventures!
In other news, I've officially registered as an alien in the country of Japan, I've already sprinted home from the train station to make my 11pm curfew, and I found Frosted Flakes. So far, success!