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Hi there!

Sorry I haven't been able to email you in the last few days - I've been busy and unable to get into the city to use the internet. Howevere, I have good news! I passed my grading! The people here were very nice to me, and I am going to try to keep in contact with as many as I can. I gave my card to lots of people, and told them to look me up if they ever came to Melbourne, and I'd see what I could do about organising some training together at my dojo.

There were some minor dramas, mostly to do with organisation, but all in all it went well. We are staying in a nice hotel tonight, and I am happy to be out of a bunk bed. :)

Today we are going to Stockholm, and tomorrow we will be heading into Paris. It's all very exciting, and I am so glad that I don't have to mind my Ps and Qs the whole time.

Everyone is still mistaking me for being Swedish and asking me directions. :)

I'll try to write again soon. :)

PS - I got a SHINBASH photo for nuwishas_tail. :)



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Oct. 16th, 2006 08:36 am (UTC)
Yay! Go you! Definite celebrations and major ticker-tape parade on your return!

Happy to report that by major lack of doing anything we've all managed to keep bishi_wannabe alive. Aren't you proud of us? ;)

Oct. 16th, 2006 08:50 am (UTC)

I had a friend who got mistaken for being a local when he was in France. However, luckily for him it was because he spoke French so fluently and without an accent that they thought he was French!

Enjoy Paris.
Oct. 16th, 2006 10:19 am (UTC)
Well done! Not, of course, that I ever doubted your ability to stab people with a pointy stick, but it's good to see you getting the international recognition you deserve ;)
Oct. 16th, 2006 11:01 am (UTC)
thats AWESOME!

i am so terribly proud of you!

we'll talk ALL about it when you get back,

SHINBASH!! uuuuuuuuuuufff fuuuuuuuuuuuuuu (shinbash)

p.s. i heard about my clone . . . did you get teir details so i can inspect them?
Oct. 17th, 2006 08:08 am (UTC)
I didn't, but I gave him mine and he promised to email me. The swedish boys were all ace, and I told them all to come down and visit some time. :)
Oct. 16th, 2006 02:37 pm (UTC)
OMEDETOU GOZAIMASU! Congrats, Sempai! There was no doubt in my mind that you'd be fine, but it's great to hear the news all the same. Looking forward to seeing you when you get back to Melbourne and can mock me at training once more with your mighty Shodan Skillz. =P

In the meantime, enjoy Europe and take care. Shinbashi!! :D
Oct. 16th, 2006 11:31 pm (UTC)
Told you that you'd kick arse and take names ;)
Oct. 17th, 2006 12:40 am (UTC)
So how are we meant to address you now? Do you have a fancy title? Sueden no go-usagi-sakana-sama?
Oct. 17th, 2006 07:13 am (UTC)
Well done and congratulations!

Now you are the same grade as me at long last, though I have absolutely no doubt that you must be better trained. I have not practiced for years.

Kinda do miss it..
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