w-inds. - ハナムケ (w-inds. - Hanamuke -- w-inds. - Parting Gift) A goodbye song. ~~~ My final post for this blog! Spring break for the exchange students was March 19th-23rd. The Japanese students at Kansai Gaidai were either still on break--they ended their semester in January before we came back, and returned in April. Anyway, … Continue reading The (incredibly belated) Spring Break Post
AKB48 - ポニーテールとシュシュ (AKB48 - Poniiteeru to shushu ~ AKB48 - Ponytails and Hair Ties) A summer song by one of the most famous music groups in Japan. ~~~ ...yes, it is I. I was ridiculously busy for the last month of my stay in Japan, and then when I got home, first I was … Continue reading Triumphant Return
Welcome Back to Amurika Today was the first day I drove a car after nine months of being in Japan. Yesterday was my first visit to Walmart since nine months ago. Since about two weeks ago I had bbqs, days at the mall, movie theater experience, and many other “all-american” things for the first time … Continue reading I have returned to the land of the free~
Uji a.k.a. Matcha Town a.k.a. Home of the Best Green Tea Anything in Japan! ^__^ May 5, 2012 Guys, I have an announcement to make: I LOVE GREEN TEA. Thank you. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Yesterday I went to Uji, the green tea capital with Andrew. It’s famous for its many temples and shrines, especially Byodoin Temple, its … Continue reading Adventure in the Green Tea Capital!
宇多田ヒカル - traveling (Utada Hikaru) --- Yes... It's me. I had big plans to update a long time ago, but that clearly didn't happen; I assure you, though, that this isn't a result of my laziness, but rather a consequence of my ridiculous workload and ever-present weekend activities. It's finally slowed down a bit, but … Continue reading Winter Break, Part the Second.
Infinite - She's Back ...because I'm back! XD --- Yes... It's me. I had big plans to update a long time ago, but that clearly didn't happen; I assure you, though, that this isn't a result of my laziness, but rather a consequence of my ridiculous workload and ever-present weekend activities. It's finally slowed down … Continue reading Winter Break, Part the First
Weekend of April 27-28 (Fri. to Sat.) – Ise and the Grand Shrine This past weekend I traveled with Andrew and Tiffany to the peninsula of Ise. When asked about what my Golden Week plans were, I would tell international friends that I was going to Ise, and they would reply with, “What are you … Continue reading To the Grand Shrine
Nihonjin are back at school! (Nihonjin=にほんじん=日本人=Japanese people) The Japanese students started school this year on the 5th of April. So many new freshman are about! It’s kinda cool to see them all back since they’ve been on recess since February or something. You see… ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ JAPAN CULTURE LESSON In Japan the school year starts in … Continue reading The Good Stuff’s Back! Yum!
So last weekend was my birthday weekend. Andrew took me on a shopping spree at Avail and Shimamura, clothing stores on the way to the east gate of school from the seminar houses, and I got a lot of cool clothes and super cute sheep pillow/toy/thing. That night we also enjoyed a parfait bigger than … Continue reading Birthday Weekend~
Last week had everyone’s favorite holiday: Valentine’s Day! Woohooo~ No, but really, Valentine’s Day is only as horrible or as fantastic as you make it. And in Japan, the extremes of each can really happen. Valentine’s Day is celebrated differently in Japan, and if you’ve ever watched a school-based anime or Japanese movie/drama, then you … Continue reading Valentine’s Day