Had a pretty decent day today. Went out to Kichijoji today with some friends and did some walking around. My one friend had to buy a camera, so we went to Yodobashi, and then went to a nice place called Lemon Drop. Had a good time, we probably talked for what was probably an hour and a half. Had amazing coffee there, some of the best I think I have ever had!
You would think I would be used to it by now, but I always feel I am never asked to hang out. Today just happened to happen by chance. Otherwise, I probably would have been going solo. If I ever ask people to hang out, they either are already busy, or just don’t want to do anything. Which is fine; if they don’t feel up to it, then they don’t. But I just really wish I was asked to do things more frequently. People who I think I have a great connection with and relate well with just never get in contact with me. And I definitely try not to let it get to me, because the last thing I need is depression to overtake me, which does run in my family, so I really have to be careful.
Another thing. I can’t stand that everyone on campus speaks English so well! And for example, if I try speaking in Japanese with someone, if I don’t understand maybe one word in Japanese, all of a sudden the “Let’s carry the rest of the conversation in English” button gets turned on, therefore killing the point of practicing Japanese. That’s why I try to get off campus as much as possible. Most places around ICU, running into someone who speaks English is almost non-existent.