07 March 2008

This, that

We are settling into our new apartment and one day I'll put up some pictures. Until then, you'll have to imagine it.I can see the mountains from my seat here. Living in Shibata is very nice in that we can walk pretty much anywhere we need to. The supermarket, the train station, the home store. Last night, I walked home from my class at the community center here that I have had for a year now. I started walking home, and when passing a street, I noticed that I was very close to the old Shibata Castle, which was lit up, reflecting in the moat with four  swans. I walked around it.

The studentship that I am competing for doesn't automatically include a stipend. It's available, but limited, meaning more competition, less likelihood. That said, I got another exasperated e-mail from the Department asking for my transcripts.

For my trip to Laos, one presentation is at 90%, one is at 84% and one is at 13%. I've been told that a taxi from the border of Thailand to Laos is only ¥1000.