28 6 / 2014

Week 28: After that was finished, we went back to our own rooms and had another party. We had discussed earlier what we were specifically going to eat, so one of the younger students went and bought some skewers and my friend made some fruit sandwiches.. Sounds weird, but actually tasted really good! (Plus the jellies looked amazing!)

28 6 / 2014

Week 28: We then went to the bottom 2 levels of the dorm building and opened all the windows to look through (the first picture is 2 of my friends above me). The dorm actually had like a big part in the middle that was open, and then the actual dorm was around that (second picture). But some of the students had prepared some ‘skits’ and performed them in the middle while everyone else watched on. It was really fun :) They all did amazingly, and it was fun listening to them, and cheering them on.

28 6 / 2014

Week 28: The both of them got a bit carried away with the photos.. haha

28 6 / 2014

Week 28: Yeah, I shouldn’t have let Shizuku have my phone for so long..

28 6 / 2014

Week 28: Just taking some photos with some of the girls :)

28 6 / 2014

Hello everybody! Ummm, so most of you have probably unfollowed me.. I’ve been an awful blogger.. Not posting anything.. But hopefully I can make up for it from here on! So.. just to give you all a quick update.. I am now back in Australia (unfortunately) and as of yesterday have finished my first semester of Uni! Yay! Haha, so now that I’m on proper holidays and exams are all done, I’m going to start posting again! As far as I can see I only really got up to Week 28 or so.. WHICH MEANS! There’s a whole lotta more photos to post! :D So stick around, and I’ll get to it! See you guys later :)

10 3 / 2014

catnihp said: hi, i'm going to japan in about a month and i wanted to know if you could get a suica card without a mobile number? because on all the tutorials i've seen they use the 'my suica' option and since i won't have a japanese mobile number while i'm there, what should i do?

Hello! I’m SO sorry if I replied to this too late.. If you’re getting one in Japan you don’t need to have a phone number of anything, I didn’t. You can buy them from specific ticket machines but they will be really easy to find. Plus you can change the machines into English and it’ll have an option on there for “Buy New Suica” or something very similar. They do cost 1000 yen to start up.. But if your going to be travelling lots across different lines, I would definitely recommend one :) Hope I got this to you in time! 

24 12 / 2013

Week 48: I’m not sure how well you can see it.. But they’ve put up Christmas lights outside Kashiwa station!

24 12 / 2013

Week 48: Some of the food we ate. Monjya was what we mostly ordered.

24 12 / 2013

Anonymous said: I just wanna say your blog is really lovely and i always look forward to your updates, Japan seems like such a cool place and I'd love to go but i don't speak any japanese...haha

Thank you so much! I’m actually about to do some more updating now! Haha. It is pretty amazing. I’ve just about fell in love with it so if you get the chance I would recommend it! Even if you don’t speak Japanese I would still recommend you come! Like, for sure, some things have been easier because I speak the language, but I have a friend who came over this year in.. June? May, Juneish sort of.. Well, she came in around the middle of the year. She couldn’t speak Japanese, but she still came out of it saying stuff like ‘It was so amazing’ and ‘I definitely have to come back!’ Besides, (especially in some of the big touristy cities, ie. Kyoto) there’s so much English around you can kinda get the idea of what you’re doing without speaking a whole lot of Japanese. :)