Ahhh! It's my last night here in the U.S. before I go to Japan! I'll only be getting a few hours of sleep tonight, seeing as how I have to be at the airport by 7:15 AM. Guh. And I also need to buy a few small gifts (read: key chains) at the airport.
Today was filled with JET orientation fun. It was really long, but very informative. And it's kind of pointless to post about my day today. So I'll briefly mention a few topics that were covered: etiquette, omiyage, culture shock.
Anyway! Gotta prepare for tomorrow morning and get to bed. Next time I post, I'll be in Japan! Wooh!
Word of the day: 出発 「しゅっぱつ」 "shuppatsu," which means "departure." Literally, "exit" and "departure" (the concept, as opposed to the word, which is the compound here). Another compound word, 発着 「はっちゃく」 "hacchaku" (or hatchaku; or hattyaku; many romanizations) means "departures and arrivals." You can guess which one is arrivals. :-)