I spent a couple of hours in a team of 8 this morning, shovelling 6 tonnes of coconut fibre into sacks. I then helped with the carrying of what was quite possibly the largest round table in the whole world, across town. This was followed by a lovely thank you meal; thank you Panni and Lee, and congrats on your success this week.

Consulted one of my life mentors today about yesterday’s decision, and received further reassurance. Tonight, I watched a couple of DVDs of the Japanese Speech contest held in London every year, something I will be entering (hopefully along with a load more people from SEAS). Just watching the DVD was terrifying …but I have to enter at least.

Feeling shockingly appaling at Japanese gives me further strength to let go of other ‘priorities’.

Thus, I shall now record my daily Japanese video diary.

bai bai