stopping the world from spinning
There is this stuff here that we affectionately call genki juice. There are all kinds and brands and flavors, usually found in super markets, drug stores, convenience stores, and vending machines (in Japan, there is a vending machine for everything, including camera film, blood-type specialized condoms and toothpaste for later). Their composition is about 40% caffiene to give you a fast upper, 40% niccotene to focus your attention, and the rest is fleshed out with multi-vitamins to repair the damage that the high doses of other stimulants are doing to your body (or so the explanation goes from Kent the Canadian). They're very popular with salarymen to help pull those 18 hour work days and overcoming hangovers the next morning after making connections with fellow coworkers. Genki juice is also immensely popular with Kansai Gaidai International Students who are chin deep in papers, readings, quizes, tests, and more finalish stuff.
I drank one this morning since I hadn't slept in twenty four hours. It helped me study for my vocab quiz and write a little more on one of my largish business papers. Kent then came into the lobby and handed me a gift, another genki juice to keep me going since he was so proud of me for staying up the whole night and still making it to class the next morning. Luckily I didn't drink it because I'm riding on adrenaline right now. Focusing is difficult but I'm not overwhelmingly sleepy. I will save the genki juice for tomorrow if I desperately need it.
Feeling a little lonely now, but only because normally I am swarming with friends and company. I really am gonna miss these guys when I go back home to the States. I should use this quiet time wisely, to do some more paper-writing...
Is it bad that I haven't been hungry in 10 hours?