Well, I've come down with some type of bug. Not sure what it is though. Right now, just a sore throat - hopefully it won't become any worse. Please don't worry Mom. Right now I'm secluded in my room trying to refrain from spreading it to anyone else. I actually wear a small paper surgeons mask when in public. Sounds funny right? Well, people wear them in Japan because here they are worried about everyone else (over the sake of appearance) and don't want to spread their germs. I think this might be the defining concept that separates our two cultures.