Today was pretty grim, weather-wise. I woke up just before 7 AM and found a message on my phone from another Student Government member, asking if I was coming up to yet another new student orientation today. I decided, after a bit of thought, to go ahead and ride up there, on the basis that: A) sooner or later I would have to do the ride in the rain anyway; and B) hey, free pizza for lunch.
I walked over to 7-Eleven and picked up a cheap plastic raincoat for less than 500 yen (it occurs to me that these raincoats are actually cheaper than the craptastic umbrellas they sell), suited up, and rolled out.
And it really wasn't that miserable of an experience. I had a hoodie and a baseball cap on, so I stayed fairly warm, and the breeze and cooler weather meant that I wouldn't be having to stop every fifteen minutes to wipe sweat out of my eyes and drink half a liter of water. As a matter of fact, I set a new personal best time coming back: 65 minutes. If I can consistently get my time under an hour, then it will officially be quicker than taking the train.
Now, I'm listening to the Police on Apple Music and pondering a study plan for tomorrow. I think I'm going to find a cafe somewhere tomorrow and work on reviewing my Japanese. I also have to work on a resume for my grad school application, but for some reason I have a mental block about that, so I think I'll do some research first.