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feeling better

im better now. i think mornings are just hard for...some reason. no one to turn over onto and squash, maybe. a fun day at school. i fun day walking in asaka. no pool found tho. it's impossible to find them for some reason. i will keep trying. I wrote to 2 leads about teams yesterday, but no return emails from the team or the tokyo fitness writer. sigh. and no reply from my friend about his team either. neko never gives up. grrrr.


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Jul. 31st, 2008 10:01 am (UTC)
Need a squash substitute? hmm it may help, never the same as the usual, but to survive, you could get to the squeeze-thingy shop,when next your check arrives ;) a squashable neko-bot+ Tamagotchi and stress-ball combined?

(or did you mean the racquet sport?)

Thanks btw for the quick response to my mail, i got that life from the other side of the globe, just before going to sleep, around 03 nighttime here @ Cocos Islands ;)

i will answer rest in other routes, but just to show my amazement still, that this is even possible! And i have been around pre-internet and even pre-dialup. i hooked the cassette-port of my Apple ][ to the phone ;P Oops giving away my geriatric status, o well.. age is relative (xept for some wines)

Those were primitive days techno-wise, but the social aspects kept growing with the net, too, and thats an aspect that still can amaze me.
Have fun !
A. Monkey
Jul. 31st, 2008 02:25 pm (UTC)
Finding a pool
Hi Lisa,

I'm sure you're not interested in locking yourself in an American Expat vacuum, but for the purpose of finding a good resource for things like locating pools and teams and the other things that will help you make Tokyo feel more like home, have you considered finding the American Expat clubs that are in the city?

I joined the American Women's Clubs in the cities I lived in and although I never attended more than one meeting (it never seemed to jell with my work schedule or location and I was not in the stay at home wife and mom stage of life any longer so what I relied on were the newsletters or magazines (often in print) that the groups put out. The information included was always helpful, whether it be how to locate a food item or where to find size 9 shoes (yep, I've lived that life too) and I always waited anxiously for the next month's publication.

They were always looking for contributors, but with the demands of work and just trying to keep my emotional head above water, I never found the time to write for any of them. Looking back, that was a big mistake. Oh well.

If nothing else, it made me feel somehow connected. It's funny, there are many women-based expat organizations out there -- I suppose that is because the traditional expat "family" was the husband with the executive job/relocation and the "trailing spouse" caring for their "third culture kids." But things have changed and now women are relocating internationally and "going it alone" and don't have time for the daytime charity events and travel or shopping or the coffee meet ups that were once de rigeur. One woman that has the whole expat thing nailed down, although often geared toward expat familes is Robin Pascoe. She's got a great website and has written numerous books on the subject.

That's the long way of intruding on your life and saying ... Google The American Women's Club or ExpatExchange (dot) com or one of the larger orgs and maybe you will find someone that can help you locate what you're looking for.

Aug. 3rd, 2008 11:21 pm (UTC)
Re: Finding a pool
lol -- wouldnt you know, there's not a womens group for tokyo? i did find te tokyo american club, but thats for rich people. i bet my old boss might know people to get me in, actually....but then, i dont have 2200$ for an initiation fee! (they have a masters swimming team)
Aug. 3rd, 2008 02:35 am (UTC)

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