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Have so much to update y’all on.

But in the meantime, enjoy this view I had from my balcony outside my room yesterday, x.

posted 3 months ago with 9 notes

theretoremindmeのコメント:

That schedule sounds very intense, indeed! Wow!

It is! But I think when you get used to it, it gets a lot easier.

It also depends on how easy you find school in general too, I think.

posted 3 months ago

tepidlachlan asked: "hey I'm going to be studying at uni of kitakyushu next year from april and was wondering what a standard week at uni there is like? I've lived in Japan before for a year in a high school setting but it was much more intense than Australian high school. Is Japanese university equally as intense? Are you expected to attend classes 5 days a week?"

Yes - 5 days a week and I find it intense, personally.

You have to maintain attendance above 80% or else you fail the year. I think that means that if you miss three classes for one of the lessons, you fail it. At least, that’s what I can gather from it. So yes.

Unless you get a doctor’s note, sick days are also considered as days off.

I find it very intense, and the workload doesn’t give me much time to socialise. Although sometimes I do socialise and thus sacrifice my grades. Ha ha

There’s a test every week or grammar, I believe. The mid-terms and end of semester tests.

An average week you will have three grammar lessons (each lesson is only about an hour and a half long or something like that), a kanji lesson, a reading and writing lesson and a Japanese Affairs class. All taught in Japanese. As well as a kind of culture discussion class, if you are placed into the N3+ classes.

I wrote a bit about the lessons here.

Hope that helps! x.

posted 4 months ago with 6 notes

[8] Today is the greatest day I’ve ever known.

[8] Can’t live for tomorrow. Tomorrow’s much to long…

  • Woke up at 9am and started doing chores straight away.
  • Kent paid for my lunch, and said he values my opinions.
  • Did all the chores I wanted to do today.
  • Including all my laundry through master strategising how to hang them.
  • Found a show called Homicide Hunter and the lieutenant is so… unique.
  • Went to see some fireflies with my host family and Ming’s and my host mother’s friends family too (and her daughter, Mei, loves dancing and hugged me straight away so we’re definite BFFs).
  • My host mother bought me cookie & vanilla ice-cream.
  • I’m well happy, and about to go out with Barry, Ming and possibly Lucas. Woop-woop!

Edit: I also forgot to mention, I fed a turtle too. =)

posted 4 months ago with 3 notes

So I had the most mortifying moment of my entire school life the other day. However, the teachers have all been great and understanding about it, which has really helped to ease all the embarrassment and self-hatin’.
In addition, one of my teachers’ - Midori Indou - gave me this treat today. =)
Aw, I was so touched!
Sometimes I think some of the teachers must hate me ‘cause… I must be very frustrating to have as a student! Ha ha
Currently multitasking eating Pocky and singing along to music. Poor neighbours…. ‘Cause I’m chocking a lot as I attempt this. =) (Ha ha, and I can’t sing?? Hahahaa, and Mariah Carey just came on. This will go amazingly)

So I had the most mortifying moment of my entire school life the other day. However, the teachers have all been great and understanding about it, which has really helped to ease all the embarrassment and self-hatin’.

In addition, one of my teachers’ - Midori Indou - gave me this treat today. =)

Aw, I was so touched!

Sometimes I think some of the teachers must hate me ‘cause… I must be very frustrating to have as a student! Ha ha

Currently multitasking eating Pocky and singing along to music. Poor neighbours…. ‘Cause I’m chocking a lot as I attempt this. =) (Ha ha, and I can’t sing?? Hahahaa, and Mariah Carey just came on. This will go amazingly)

posted 4 months ago

Claire and Hwan-woo checking out the view before class starts.

Claire and Hwan-woo checking out the view before class starts.

posted 4 months ago with 4 notes

This is the sound of club music these days, people.

I lie. But I found it funny!

They also played Michael Jackson’s new song, “Love Never Felt So Good" (yes, he’s dead - but his music lives on~ ha ha). Put their DJ skills to work on it and it was still golden, I was so happy. Decided to leave on that high note (at about half 3am or something, ha ha).

posted 4 months ago with 1 note

Festive times.

posted 4 months ago with 1 note

Oktoberfest in Japan.

This was in May, in case there was any confusion!

posted 4 months ago with 1 note

Tanzeela’s shaved ice. 
With mango-flavoured sauce, I believe?

Tanzeela’s shaved ice.

With mango-flavoured sauce, I believe?

posted 4 months ago with 3 notes