This week was full of new things. A new rug for my apartment, some new clothes, a new radio station choice at the Izumi school, and most importantly, a new bicycle. Although I’m sad to say goodbye to my most fashionable, hand-painted, yellow mama chari, I’m proud to welcome my new, black, (cheap), mountain bike. If you happen to see a big, black, blur fly past you in town, don’t be afraid. At first, you might think it’s the coming apocolypse, be you can sleep easily knowing that it’s just me. See you on the streets. Peace. /Sendai Study Advisor Stephen M