Free at last!......well, sorta...

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So today I woke up at around 6:30am; sounds early, right? Well, if you have five sheets of Japanese homework to do, a Japanese dialogue to memorize, and a grammar quiz to study for, and a shower to take before 8:50am, that's called oversleeping:) I prayed that God would help me get my work done, and after settling down here in my room a minute ago, I realized that I got it all done in time (thank you God!). So now, I'm listening to "Sunday Morning" by Maroon Five, and gazing out at the beautiful, nearly clear sky. I got my Japanese test back from Friday, and I got an 86% -- 8% better than the last test:) I'm finally starting to gain a better grasp of writing coherent Japanese sentences. Even my quizzes are all 100% (except for the kanji quizzes, which I keep failing), so it's becoming more apparent what areas I'm growing in and which I need to improve. 

My teacher is going to America for two weeks, and he said that he'll bring me some macaroni and cheese back! Boy, do I miss good food...not to say sushi isn't good, it's just that HOT food tastes better (j/k).  I have to figure out something with my financial situation because finacial aid took away a lot of my aid, so now I don't have any money.  I plan to take out a loan with UMich next week, but that's a whole week without money, living off the food I have, which isn't that much.  I know something will work out, though, because I didn't get here with all the financial difficulties I had on the way, just to not have any money during my stay.  I'm going to pick up my alien registration card today, so I can finally open a bank account here in Japan.  My hope is that I can open a savings account and put my extra loan money there to use when I need it. 

Well, I need to go study, so that's it for today.  Oh yeah, the Japanese word for the day is: takai, which means expensive (ex. Sore-wa totemo takai desu-ne in English means That is very expensive).

Until next time,



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Kristin Thomas on 21 October 2005 at 14:17
Stacy...okay. This is my second time typing. I don't know if this is working for me. I may just send you a regular email...are you checking your umich account? HUGS!


Kristin Thomas on 21 October 2005 at 14:50
Stacey, I'm not sure if this is going to work. I am still in the beginning stages of blogging and well...I don't know...I hope you get this. I hope so much for over there. I hope for you grow and mature from life experiences in a foreign country. I pray that you are honoring God with your life and relying on him in a new atmosphere. I am so happy for you and proud of you. We've been having soul food pot lucks with campus once a month. It is based around campus, but really anybody can come. We've had sweet potato cassarole, real macaroni and cheese, jumbalia (I don't know how to spell that), fried chicken, of course...etc. You wanna come? (J/K). I hope you're doing well lady. hugs and love from me and Milo. Kristin.


Ana (Homepage) on 22 October 2005 at 02:59
testing if the Japanese works on your journal or not. hehe.
Hope you are doing well.
The finaid stuff sucks, but I'm sure the loan thing will work out. If there is anything that Todd or I can do to help, let us know!
We're gearing up to get out there in Late January. Will you still be there, or are you coming home by then?
Email me!!!!


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