After a long bus ride that I thought would never end, we must have arrived at the Sun Rural Hotel in Akita around 9am. After that about all 30 of us unloaded all of our stuff and went into the tatami room that had been reserved for us. There we all proceeded to undo and redo our makeup and spend the four and a half hours we had free to doll ourselves up.
Though I had bought some makeup removal wipes at a convenience store on the way, whatever is in that stuff was really stinging my skin so I properly removed all of my makeup, washed the hair spray out of my hair, and changed my clothes. Of course after that I proceeded to reapply my makeup like everyone else. Some even brought hair curlers so everyone was also curling their hair.
After chatting and lounging around for hours, it was finally time to go! We all got back on the bus and headed over to the fields. They were filming the whole thing, starting with us piling into the bus. At this point though, I must point out, since we were outside I naturally brought my sunglasses with me without thinking about the fact that we'd be filmed or anything. At this point I didn't notice that I was the only one wearing them, though I did once we started working on the field. orz I was thinking how bright it was, why was no one else wearing them?? I guess it was because we were being filmed and photographed. I wish someone would have said something to me so I hadn't worn them, because now I've even showed up in Fujita Shiho's blog wearing sunglasses.
They interviewed me on camera a few times here. The first time was while we were harvesting the rice. I can't recall if I still had glasses on or not...I might have. In any case, they asked me what I thought about it, and I bet I said something dumb. Though, I'm pretty sure I said it was easy, although harvesting rice is something that takes endurance. The act is simple, but it became increasingly difficult. During the interview I kept thinking it was over so I kept bending down to keep cutting, so I wonder if they got a few down-my-shirt shots while I leaned down to cut...lol. I confided with a few girls after, and they said they'll probably edit it to only show my head or something.
After this photo, the camera guy wanted to interview me again and wanted to talk more about my interest in gal fashion. At this point I know I had my sunglasses off at least, but my hair must've still been in a ponytail. I'm really scared to see what kind of video they put together...
As far as my outfit went, I was wearing an old top from Express, don't remember where I got my short-shorts from, leggings from TJ Maxx, rain boots from ABC Mart, necklace from American Eagle, scrunchy from CHIARA, and the jacket is actually Daniel's, but he decided after I showed him the pictures that it looks better on me so he gave it to me. XD Yay I have something plaid.
After this, we were all ushered back into the field to take the huge group picture, which I will yoink from Shiho's blog:
Clothes-wise, I wore my new tanktop and shirt from Cecil McBee that came as a set, my hat from Sarah Zodiaque, my butterfly earrings, necklace from Disney Couture, short pants, leggings (though I almost wore my new tights but I was afraid we'd be outside and it'd be cold), and boots (though boots weren't allowed inside, so I only had my white socks on).
took another picture together and she uploaded it onto her blog! Too bad it's kinda blurry, but still cute!
We all headed back, and played jan-ken-pon (rock-paper-scissors) for who would take a shower first. I was the winnar~ So I hopped into the shower first, though it took me forever to get my eyeliner off first. x.X
After a shower I was hoping to go right to bed, but everyone was watching TV and there was no way I could fall asleep while they were chatting and watching TV, so I stayed up and joined them. Though, I did get to borrow Haruka's smart phone and check my school email. Thankfully my adviser said that I'll get credits for my Japanese class even though I tested so low. So yay.