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!
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
Sooooo….tonight’s the night before the first day of classes for the spring semester for international students at Kansai Gaidai. Most Japanese students won’t be around since they just started their spring break between semesters just a couple days ago or so. The only Japanese students who will be around are those who have decided to … Continue reading The Night Before the First Day of School
Hey yo. It’s been a while, heh heh. Ok, let’s get down to business (insert Mulan sing-a-along). This is kind of a recap, but not. Only slightly. Classes and finals were over by the 16th (or maybe a few days earlier). I spent a lot of time with my friends who were only here for … Continue reading *Winter Break* On the way to Tokyo
Hey! So I've started a flickr account and just uploaded pictures from my recent trip to Kobe to see the lights! Check it out! http://www.flickr.com/photos/66770189@N02/ I'm new to this site, so I'll be figuring out how to organize things and get more pictures on there as soon as possible.
Ughhhhh....It's finals time. This week starts the hellish time of test-taking, oral interviews, and handing in papers I procrastinated for too long. In actuality, the week after next is the official finals week, but every professor thought, "Oh if I make my paper due/have the students take the test/etc. the week before finals, it'll give … Continue reading Finals = Hell Week(s)