Yesterday Evening, I went out with Paipin, who is the sole Chinese guy in my weekly Thursday night Japanese as a Second Language Class. He's only been here in Japan for about 1 year, but his Japanese is already better than mine. I suppose it doesn't help that I'm stuck at school all day listening to people speak and practice english with (or at) me.
Anyways we went out to Kaiten Sushi, which for all you American types is sushi on tiny plates circling around a conveyor belt. Its like the luggage pick up circle at the airport, where the bags go round and round (except with sushi). Its actually kind of amusing at first, but one quickly grows accustomed to such things. I'll include a picture sometime.
We talked about many things, but mostly about the class we share and the challenges learning Japanese and what we think about this country.
I also met the mother there of two former students of mine. They wanted my email, but I have yet to hear back from them. The mother told me there was a problem sending the mail, and asked for the address again. If I hear from them again, I'll give them the address of this site. She'll be writing from a cell phone, as people here don't typically have home computers with internet connections. At least, they don't seem to be quite as common as they are State-side.