So. 7 days. Only a mere week left. I do believe I've moved onto disbelief and shock, because it certainly doesn't feel real. It just feels like life is going to go as normal, not suddenly thrust me into an entirely different country, culture, and language for 8 months.
I think I'm only writing this due to shock, boredom, and sleepiness. I don't have a ton to say, anyway.
Basically, don't do what I've done and put off reviewing Japanese until the week before. Yes, I know I can do it, but it could be interesting...and it would've been better to not have to cram it all in at once like I'm going to every day starting tomorrow. Well, but I remember quite a bit still, so it shouldn't be too bad. And it's not like there's a ton of kanji I have to relearn-maybe 160 or so. In Chinese, we learned even more than that within one semester. A friend and I are also practicing via Facebook, so that helps (I live in The-middle-of-nowhere, MI, in the UP, and all of my friends live at least 5 hours away, so the internet it is).
I'm not sure I mentioned this before (I'm starting to have issues remembering what I already talked about on this and my personal blog; having two blogs is a bit...), but both sides of my family ended up having a going away party for me (thanks again!!). The one in my dad's side was a bit bigger and more involved, but the other one was just as nice and as much fun (that one was actually just tonight; we sat out around the campfire).
Oh, I just remembered something. Hikone is in the Kansai region, which means they have the Kansai accent (from what I gather, sort of the equivalent to our Southern accent). Now, we've been learning standard Japanese, or the Tokyo accent. So I'm wondering if I'm going to come back with the Kansai accent, or if maybe it's not as pronounced within the population of Hikone. I guess we'll see. Maybe I'll even have a post dedicated to that in the future...Well, being honest, more likely it'll be mixed in with other things I'll have to talk about.
I think that's it for now. Probably after a couple more posts in this Before page, I'll be having to make my "In Japan" page sometime after I'm settled in to my room!