It's been awhile.
Hey people! It’s been awhile since I’ve last written. I’ve been keeping myself pretty busy and really enjoying my life in Japan. This post probably won’t go into much detail, but I’ll give an overview of what I’ve been doing. At school, classes are going well. IJ400 is progressing smoothly. I’m learning a lot and doing reasonably well for the amount of...
Hey people! So, I got back from Manila on Sunday night. The trip wasn’t exactly what I was expecting. I knew the Philippines was a poor country, and I certainly didn’t expect to be going somewhere extremely modern with high living standards, but I thought Manila would have been a little more metropolitan than it was. Nonetheless, it was an awesome trip. I’ll break it down...
Hey People! It’s been about two weeks since my last post, so I think it’s about time for an update! Life has been prety boring lately, but I’ll fill you in on the minutiae of my life this time. My midterms in IJ400 went well. I could’ve done better in some parts, but on the whole I’m happy with my grade. Now, were back to normal class. We have a project where we go...
Hey people! Today, Karen and I had to go to the Immigration Office to get a reentry permit. We need one in order to leave the country and come back. So, we had to take the subway to Nagoya Station. I had been to the station for the first time on Saturday. It’s the main hub of trains in Nagoya. A lot of rail-lines intersect there. If I am ever going to take the Shinkansen (Bullet Train)...
Hey people! It’s been far too long since I have last updated. Lots of things have happened since my last post, so I’ll try to be as brief as possible and just highlight the exciting parts. School has been going well. I am enjoying my classes. I still feel like I am doing far too little work before I go to class, but when I am there I seem to be just about on par with the rest of the...
I really can't win.
So, my host-mom put a bunch of new blankets, layers, and down pillows for my futon in my closet today. I was really excited to come home and take a nap on the new really comfy version of my futon. Only, now I need to fold about five times as many things back up and put them away before I go do anything. So, being lazy as I am. I’ve just been sitting here awake for like 45 minutes not doing...
Hey people! I thought it was time for another update on life in Nippon. Classes started in full swing last week. IJ400 is decent. It gets confusing at times since we switch rooms throughout the class and have different teachers, but on the whole it’s a good class, and I’m learning a lot. My other classes are Japanese Literature, Japanese Culture and Tea Ceremony, Japan Foreign Policy,...
Just some thoughts about Japan so far. I love people with random English sayings on their shirts. I really want to get some. So far I’ve seen ones that say, “You should try to not miss the train,” “I only did it because he told me,” “The elephant parade is coming.” I don’t know where one acquires these, but when I find out, it’s what everyone...
Hey people! So far, Japan has been great. It’s just really, really hot here. I think it was about 31-32 degrees yesterday. The heat isn’t that bad, but the humidity is what really makes the weather intense. I’ve never experienced it being so humid, so consistently. But aside from sweating all the time, Japan is awesome. Yesterday, we got the results of our placement test. I got...
Nicholas Adams: OMG WTF IS THAT
Katy Ford: what
Nicholas Adams: THERES LIKE WEIRD ASS BIRD NOISES HERE
Katy Ford: ARTICUNO??
First week so far.
Hey people! So, I am chillin’ in Nagoya. It took about 23 hours to get here all in all. I left Philadelphia at 10 AM on 8/31 had a layover in Chicago for about an hour and a half then left Chicago for Tokyo around 1 PM. The flight was really long, but fantastic. There was a lady a few rows ahead of me wearing a bright pink track suit with a huge Hello Kitty bedazzled to the back. I would be...