Sep. 14th, 2011

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Here's an e-mail from a family member of mine and, embarassing as it sounds, I'm a bit stumped. Halp?

I was sitting here bemoaning the fact that I can't find any events that meet my apparently extreme criteria, and I realized that perhaps you would have some ideas.

I'm taking a Multicultural Education class, beginning my education toward becoming a preschool/elementary teacher. One of the assignments for this class is a "cross-cultural event," essentially attending some event where you will be surrounded by people who are not like you in some basic way. I've tried Somali events, on the assumption that I will be working with a lot of Somali students, and have come up empty-handed. There is a Greek Culture Days coming up soon, but it looks like it's essentially Oktoberfest for Greeks, not really exploring or celebrating the culture. I'm considering a Diwali celebration, but tickets are $22, and I had hoped to get through this without actually having to pay admission somewhere. I'm on the verge of wandering through some Hmong restaurants I read a great review of, because I'm frustrated.

Anyway, point being that I know you are really engaged in Japanese culture, and it's certainly not something I'm familiar with. I found the Japan America site, or something like that, listing upcoming events, but all they have are meetings at a coffee shop to practice speaking Japanese. Are there any events at all that are more engaging than Americans practicing their Japanese (which would be especially useless to me, since I can't understand a word) or going out for sushi? Something that really reflects or explores Japanese culture?

Unrelated to this, does anyone have any recommendations for a good place for bike repairs?

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Sep. 14th, 2011 12:36 pm
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  • Tue, 19:54: Yay for having sent my entire lunch break going to the DMV to pic up a paper copy of the driver's manual only to find out it only exists ...
  • Tue, 19:55: .pdf form.
  • Wed, 00:21: Anyone available for chatting on the phone? I kinda want to unload a bit...
  • Wed, 00:43: Help needed:
  • Wed, 01:11: I kinda want to get my bike overhauled, but maybe that would essential make my bike totaled?
  • Wed, 12:02: Shit, I assumed I was gonna get paid today, but now it looks like I might not get paid until the 23rd. ><;;;;


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