After arriving at KIX airport I took a bus to Amagasaki where my sweet boyfriend picked me up. We went for lunch at Bikuri Donkey which was pretty tasteless on account of being exhausted after a 11 hour flight with hardly any sleep, all the while knowing that a week of intensive training is about to start tomorrow. After repacking my suitcases with some of the stuff I left behind in Japan and taking a quick shower I was off to Honbu in Osaka. I’d only been there once before and of course the time I’m lugging around a heavy suitcase on a hot day is when I got lost in the huge train station on which Honbu is sitting. I gave up and called Honbu. A few minutes later one of the trainers picked me up and escorted to my new home for a week in Daikokucho. During my training in Nagoya I stayed in a business hotel and I had my own private room. The hotel I’m staying at now is an apartment hotel, and I’ll be sharing a room with two of my (of course female) co-trainees. I’m a very private person who likes things very neat and organized, so I wonder how living with two girls I’ve never even met is going to work.
Anyway, the hotel is actually very nice. I wish our company apartments were anything like this, with real beds, a nice kitchen with actual space to cut your vegetables, a couch and coffee table, loads of storage in the kitchen, bathroom, a microwave and toaster oven (I only had one burner and a rice cooker in Inuyama). Wow, this is really luxurious. The only thing missing is an internet connection, which is going to make blogging and emailing quite a challenge. The guys in our training group are lucky they actually got a room with an internet connection, but we’ve got an iron and ironing board… Well, who needs those? I haven’t ironed in a year!