Here's the good news: I have internet! I never realized how much I rely on the internet before. Googling, Wikipedia-ing, even dictionaries and train timetables require the internet (I've gone as paperless as I can manage for a while now). But, Japan is a strange mix of technologically savvy and old school. While they have the fastest internet connections I've ever heard of, it takes a long time to install. I don't know why they don't get it done within the week, like in America, nor do I understand why there must be two companies handling everything -- one for your actual internet and one for your router service. But, then, I also don't understand why Japan is still a paper money and coin society while you call waiters over with buttons and they put in your order on PDAs. Anyway, I have internet, which means I can more easily update this blog (instead of trying to covertly do it on my lunch break or before/after school). Expect more posts! I've already massively updated the Gallery page by redoing the layout and adding a bunch of photos (including in the personal album). Check it out!