忍耐 + 掌握人生
I am in Japan!
Everyone is super nice here. They have been treating me so well. 4 weeks do not seem to be enough. I wat more leaves!!!!!
I competed in the Kyoto Companies Kendo Tournament today. It is the place where the annual Kyoto Taikai in May is held. hahaha, so previleged to play in such a historical place in my first kendo geiko in Japan.
Good news. I came third in the Womens Individuals and 3rd in the Team events. Woohooo!!!!!! Something I could bring back to show my friends and family. YAY!!!!
Kendo World Team A and B came equal 3rd in the Team event. YAY! Well done KW! Yoko San and myself came 2nd and 3rd respectively in the womens category. Alan Cornell came 3rd in the nidan and below division, and Greg Robinson came 2nd in the yondan division.
Anyway, I am completely drunk now coming back from the after-party of the competition. I have never drunk so many beers and sake in my whole life!!! People just kept pouring beer and sake into your glass. I tell you, Japan has a completely crazy drinking culture. I have probably drank some 2-3 litres of beer and alcohol tonight. Easy. I never knew I am such a good drinker until tonight. Oh, that:s a worry, but too happy to care at the moment. Okay, this does not sound like Vivian. I think I ought to go to rest myself, before catching the shinkasen back to Tokyo and doing some more heavy training at the Nippon Sports Science University. Oh yes, and I will try not to get injured.