Tuesday, July 3, 2012
Back in March, when I got hit, I'd been on my way to the San El building for a Japanese community event. A few of the people in the area like staging events that bring foreigners and Japanese together for community events, with things like Chinese cooking classes and the kiri-e class I'd been at. Naturally, with a broken foot, I failed to show up at that event, and I had to pass on quite a few other invitations since then. So, with the need to start getting some exercise and to try building the foot back up, I decided to make the trip to San El again. This time, I got through the intersection without getting hit, although what was normally a 15-minute walk turned into a 45-minute hobble.
The event this time was geared mainly at kids and was run by several art teachers and their student assistants - painting rock fish. A few people got very elaborate, and a couple were fast enough to make 4 fish in the 90 minutes we were allotted. I focused on just making my one as close to the picture as I could get. During this time, one of the teachers gave away little origami helmets, and everyone had their chance to pick some seashells out of a box.
There were 5 people that I knew - three of them from the Japanese Language classes that had been on Wednesdays last year, the organizer, and a German-Japanese guy that had been at the kiri-e event. Overall, it was fun, although I had to hobble back home in the rain because it's right in the middle of rainy season.
(My origami helmet, seashell, and rockfish.)