E-mail to Dad 8.1.2003

Good Morning Dad, 

It’s almost time to come home and I couldn’t be more ready.  It’s already the 1st and I’m sure the next 2 weeks will fly by. 

I got into the Waseda program for one more year.  If they had rejected me I would have had to leave the country in frustration since I was the test champion for so long, had one of the best attendance records, and blew them away with my final project.  I used the DV camera you gave me to record the scenes and then edited them on my laptop.  I also used PowerPoint, for the presentation part and made the computer speak Japanese.  I was a little peeved, because Microsoft screwed me (that company really is a Nazi).  When I updated to Office XP they didn’t include PowerPoint anymore and now sell it as a separate package for 200 dollars more.  So it’s like they actually took it away from me and wanted to sell it to me again.  Luckily there is Kazaa where there are a lot of cracked programs, although the CIA is probably on my trail by now, haha.  

Speaking of which, I ordered the battery and they had some pretty ridiculous questions on them.  They asked if I would use the battery as a weapon of Mass Destruction.  Also, I said it would be exported which I shouldn’t have done because they made me fill out two forms with the same stupid questions.  I haven’t heard from them because I wrote some pretty sarcastic answers on the second form since I was so frustrated.  For example, “What will this be used for?”  What do they think I will use a battery for, Toilet Paper?  Also, how long will it be out of the country.  “Um, my battery does plan on taking some vacations but I’m sure it will get homesick soon.  I don’t think they took it too well.  But it seems that America has gone stupid lately.  

I climbed Mt. Fuji the other day!  It took 6 and a half hours to get to the top, and then 4 hours back down.  It was extremely cold at the top and we didn’t even get to see the beautiful sunrise due to cloud cover.  That was pretty disappointing.  It wasn’t too difficult of a climb for me and I plan on trying again in the future.  Well, I’m going to give you guys a call soon.  Actually I would like to call right now, but it’s 6:30 there and I don’t want to wake you.  On the other hand, I don’t want to miss you either when you take off for work.  So I think I’ll call in about 15 minutes.  If not, give me a call at your convenience.  See you soon!


By Mateo de Colón

Global Citizen! こんにちは!僕の名前はマットです. Es decir soy Mateo. Aussi, je m'appelle Mathieu. Likes: Languages, Cultures, Computers, History, being Alive! \(^.^)/