Well, our pseudo-vacation from school is about to end. Kobe University classes are suspended until June 12 (Philippine Independence Day), thanks to the concern of a measles outbreak in the Hyogo-ken universities. As you know, several universities in Tokyo have cancelled theirs due to an alarming number of students who were/are infected with the illness (I think the largest number was 30). So far, only one student from Kobe U has been confirmed of getting sick, but they decided to suspend classes anyway. Well, I am not at all worried, I received measles shot when I was a kid. Moreover, I haven't been out lately, which lessens the probability of me getting infected.
So what have I been upto? Unfortunately, nothing much, just the usual. I spent a great deal of time studying my nihongo and doing some assignments (and watching videos on the Internet; though I wish I took time to go over my readings). Its not so bad, but it can be quite boring. Moreover, I was kept busy by household chores, which is not only tiring, but downright sad. Then again, you have no choice but to do it...or my room will end up like a pig sty or that I will be spending a lot of dough on obento.
Speaking of dough, I did a bit of accounting recently. What prompted me to do so was the fact that in less than four months, I will be coming home to the motherland and therefore will need to do some shopping for pasalubong and for the plane ticket. And in order to do so, I need to save and monitor my expenses closely. Cooking my own helps a lot (I am particularly proud of this. I am no gastronome, but before coming to Japan, I just eat), so is buying discounted train tickets. I still want to do a little sightseeing and buy some books, but I have alreadly set aside money for that. In short, me dying of boredom, lack of sunlight or hunger is definitely a no-no.
One of my target gifts (obviously, not for me):
Note: While writing this, I was surprised by the sound of a barking dog. That rarely happens, especially for such a place where my dorm is located. Its so quiet here that dropping a pin would create a ruckus...well, I think so anyway.