I really like Yamasa and Okazaki so far. It's a lot of what I expected Kansai Gaidai to be like. Nobody here has attempted to speak to me in English, I understand them nearly perfectly, and when I speak, it is clear and understandable. I don't know why, but I am very comfortable speaking to all of them. My apartment is a regular Japanese apartment, not some crazy mix of an American college dorm with tatami-tiled bedrooms. Today was crazy because of the placement testing. There where about 20 new students and about half of us could already speak some Japanese, but they singled me out; apparently my written test score wasn't so great but my interview was great (and hard and fun) so they made me come back for another interview, a very hard test I couldn't read and a composition. I was the student to get all of this. Anyway, I'll find out tommorow hnw I did. Oh my apartment is great, a regular Japanese apartment. I'm working on it tonight.