Thursday, July 15, 2010

Boku no Natsuyasumi 3 - DAY 6

Friday 6 August. Due to always going to bed so late, up until now I’ve slept in and only woke up for breakfast - turns out the family does exercise early in the morning.

I joined in today! I don’t like it, but I still want to take part to get stamps on my card.
During chores aunty told me about their cow named Horace. I fed Cowcow, then slid down the hill. I was sad I missed Haiku Man yesterday. Today I scored his poem 75, but he scored mine only 45. I must try harder next time! He gave me a lift on his truck back to the farm.

Went to the den and perfect the Yankee Doodle clapping game with Michi. Then it was time for BEETLE SUMO! I had a praying mantis I’d caught near the dam, and it beat everyone else’s insects 7 fights in a row. Afterwards he got tired and lost. Then a bad thing happened. I wasn’t paying attention to what I was doing, and while holding him I accidentally agreed to a trade with one of the kids for a lousy beetle - and since there’s no back-swaps I can’t get him back.
I tried to trade him back for other big insects I had, but they all said no. From now I’m going to collect insects for trade. When I left, I found two crayfish under a little wooden bridge by a stream - I was wondering if I could use them for fights, but I’m not so sure.

After dinner Midori asked if I wanted to go on a test of courage trip near where their school is. I said yes and we walked there. After a while we stopped and it was decided to play rock-paper-scissors. I chose scissors and won, and they dared me to go inside. I told them I heard a piano being played and they all got scared and ran off.

I wasn’t scared though so kept walking. I got to the cemetery and could hear some funny chanting - and there were cool new bugs everywhere. A little further on I saw A GHOST! I was so scarred I blacked out, and when I woke up I was in my uncle’s barn, realising it must have been a trick. What a meanie, wearing a sheet and scarring a kid. I’m not sure who played the joke on me, but they were wearing red-striped shoes. I got to bed so late I don’t think I’ll make it for exercise tomorrow.


  1. The misspelled "natsuyasumi" in the title of these things is getting annoying, especially since you get it right everywhere else.

  2. Boku no Natsuyasumi

    Na Tsu Ya Su Mi

    That's how the hiragana says it. Where have I mispelled it? If you point it out, I'll make the correction.