On Sunday, September 1st, I headed to Narita. That itself was a struggle….two freaking HUGE suitcases, one with the wheel broken, each weighing 55 pounds, a super heavy back pack, and laptop bag. I felt like Megumi Fujii trying to carry Bob Sapp. Or an ant. If you want a boring analogy. XD
I got to the airport, and the check in lady said, “Your bags are over weight. This one is only a pound, so I can let it slide, but this one is 5 lbs over.”
“Okay, I’ll pay extra,” I said, expecting that. Maybe it’d be like $20 bucks, right?
“That will be $150…..”
“WHAT? PLUS $150?!?”
“Well, 100 for the extra bag because United only allows one, and then $150 for it being over weight, so that’s a total of $250….”
Roxy nearly had an aneurism. I had no more space in my bag! or so I thought. I ended up taking the HUGE jug of protein powder and a few bottles of vitamins out of my suitcase and putting them in my UFC back pack….MAN that thing will carry my whole house plus the kitchen sink! I had no idea it fit so much stuff!
It worked! So I got on my plane, using my ticket I bought with MILES! (FINALLY, after ten years of flying back and forth using different airlines, I finally cashed in on miles)
I was going to say a special goodbye to Japan as I was taking off, but I was SO exhausted that I sat down and fell asleep instantly. As Brittany knows I can.
When I woke up, I was already in the air. 🙁 Man!
Despite no TVs, the flight wasn’t too bad because I had my laptop so I watched FightClub on it! I’ve been in the mood for that movie. 🙂
I’m like “walking between rooms?! What a concept!”
On Monday, I wasn’t going to train yet, plus it was a holiday, but Colleen said that Drysdale’s was still having pro practice, so I thought, ‘Why not?’ It was so cool to train with her! 😀 She’s soooooo strong! I was like, daaaamn, I gotta hulk up! She’s in my weight division! @_@;; My back hurt, so I couldn’t escape once I got on my back, but I still had fun rolling and doing technique! 😀 Robert is so nice. And stern at the same time. It’s great. 😀 Nice group of guys and gals! I met Kristel and had lunch with her afterwards! 😀 😀 😀
After training, she drove me home (thank you!) and I went to the Dollar shop, where I bought like $17 worth of things, like kitchen utensils, trash baskets, plastic holders, etc. 😀 And DAIRY QUEEN! XD omfg This Georgia Mud Fudge Blizzard…best. THING. EVERRRR. ;__;
I had a dream that night that a monster was attacking in Dairy Queen and Colleen and I had to fight it off together. mwahahaha XD
Tuesday, I went to morning Thai boxing class with Mr. James McSweeney!
HOLY HELL, it was super hard and so painful and I wanted to cry like ten times, but I forced myself to smile and keep going. Some of the stuff he showed was just so technically above my level, I was like, “Dude, I can’t even do this ABC block, not to mention catching this strike, spinning around and doing a back elbow.” @_@ But it was kind of cool in thinking that if I go to training, maybe some day I would be able to do it. Thanks for being patient with me, Colleen.
In the recent years, training hasn’t been as fun because I have high expectations of myself in training. I’m a pro and I “should” be able to do it. Then I get super down on myself if I’m slow, or I can’t. I’m trying to NOT think like that, but when everyone else gets it and I’m the only one, I feel guilty for holding people up. 🙁 Well, striking is NOT my forte. *sigh*
James demonstrated this kick on me and I thought my leg was going to fall off. LOL No joke, omg. But he’s so cool *_* I want to be able to do what he says, but my puny little grappler’s brain was a-struggling. I brought in my Isami karate shin guards, and everyone was like, “You SPAR in those?” I thought, “Um yeah? we all did in Japan…”
omfg! < I could feel EVERY strike as if I had no shin guards on. I wanted to barf every time I got kicked. lol ;_; I can't wait to go back! With better shin guards. >< But my nice ones are in the mail...noooooo.
After that, I
walked limped to the Bank of America. OH, on the way, I found this Japanese store! 😀 I FOUND RICE BALLS AND I HAD ONE! HAHAHA Sweet! And I spoke in Japanese to the owners! The man is from Kamata, kind of near AACC! 😀 Sweet! I can get lots of food I love there! But it’s triple the price, so I gotta only treat myself.
I opened a checking account, and got a new ATM card. The process took like two hours, and I had to wait. I fell asleep in the chair for 15 minutes. 😀 BUT I GOT IT. And the bank employee was super nice. 😀
I made it home (man I’m starting to hate the bus ;_; It hardly ever comes!) and then soon left to get a chiropractic appointment with the guy Colleen introduced me too! It went late, and she drove me home. THANK YOU! Omg I feel so much better! I could probably practice today anyway, but I gotta get a cell phone and should probably rest somewhat. I’m still suffering from jetlag. Despite going to bed at 11:30 PM, I woke up at 2, and then dozed a bit, and then woke up at 4. *sigh*
But it’s been a good week so far, and I feel SO MUCH MORE POSITIVE after Jake worked on my back! 😀 😀 😀 And Colleen is cool.
I was planning to visit other gyms before I decide on one, so I have to figure out how to get there with no car.
Tonight is the Premier of The Ultimate Fighter Season 18! I’m on it, but I don’t get the channel and so now I have to figure out where to go to see it! ;_;…Details