10 3 / 2014

catnihp asked: 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 asked: 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. :)

08 12 / 2013

Week 48: We then went on to Monjya! It was one of those pales where you can get Monjya, Okonomiyaki and all sorts of stuff.

08 12 / 2013

Week 48: This was at around 5pm. Yeah, it gets dark super quick.. But there were Christmas lights everywhere!

Week 48: This was at around 5pm. Yeah, it gets dark super quick.. But there were Christmas lights everywhere!

07 12 / 2013

Week 48: This one of the girls in my class, but she’s also in the same club as me. So we went and took some photos together as well.

07 12 / 2013

Week 48: Then we went and squeezed into a photobooth! It’s actually surprising that we all fit…

07 12 / 2013

Week 48: It was lots of fun, but after 3 hours of singing together, our time was up.

Week 48: It was lots of fun, but after 3 hours of singing together, our time was up.

07 12 / 2013

Week 48: This is during the last song. It was ポリリズム (Polyrhythm) by Perfume. Two of my friends know the dance, so while everyone sang together they got up and danced to it.

Week 48: This is during the last song. It was ポリリズム (Polyrhythm) by Perfume. Two of my friends know the dance, so while everyone sang together they got up and danced to it.