June 25, 2012
Nick's Washimiyasai web post
Seiritsu's annual sports day (called Undoukai in Japanese) was held on a cloudy Monday.
First I had to wake up 5 o’clock in the morning since I live 2 hours away by train from Seiritsu's sports fields. At Akabane station all the Exchange students from Seiritsu had decided to meet and together take the one hour long train ride from there.
After my classmates and I had been in action with this "Typhoon" race (4 people run while holding a bamboo stick) Jesse and I decided to check out what was happening around the giant grass field where the sports day was being held. On our way around the field we meet Gabriel who decided to come with us.
As we were walking (I was doing my Rubik cube while walking since I recently have achieved the skill to solve it), we saw this place where the Sports guys sold soft drinks to 100 yen. Jesse and Gabriel decided to buy a drink, but while they were "negotiating" about a potential discount on the drinks, one of the sports guys saw me puzzling with my Rubik cube. In a split second this guy had introduced me to this other sports guy that also was puzzling with a Rubik cube and arranged a Rubi cube 'street fight' between me and the other Rubik cube puzzling guy.
Unfortunately I was soon to realize that I stood no chance against his well-trained finger motor function and therefore I lost the street fight! But at least I had fun and probably won't be remembered by them as the silent exchange student!