Archive for March 2012

Friday, March 30, 2012 3

A funny Izakaya

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Went to an Izakaya to meet with some old advisors of the dorm and new graduates of Seikei university. The owner must have been a huge fan of One Piece because the whole place was decked out in posters and toys. Pretty amazing sight :)

It was also UK's birthday! :)

Thursday, March 29, 2012 4

Land of fetishes

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Today we went to meet a fellow exchange student from Melbourne (sometimes I wonder if we even left the state haha) in everyone's favourite Otaku hub, Akihabara! As soon as we step out of the station we spot the AKB48 cafe with a lengthy queue outside the entrance.

There are maids EVERYWHERE! In all different kinds of costumes and colours handing out leaflets for their cafe. Plus they're all extremely cute so it's hard to choose one. Think I'll do a bit of research first.
We found some interesting albeit somewhat disturbing shops in this area. Eventually we came across a purikura with rentable cosplay outfits. Of course we had to try! :)

Wednesday, March 28, 2012 1

In case of emergency, wear a helmet

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We had a fire drill this morning, and practiced how to best protect ourselves during an earthquake and how to escape using a ladder. Unfortunately I didn't precede that everyone would wake up earlier in order to prepare for the drill. So my awesome friend took a picture of me in my PJs. Good times.

We even put out fake fires haha! 

Tuesday, March 27, 2012 1

Today I...

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...rode on the back of a bike for the first time! It's about a 15 minute walk to town so my advisors wanted to take their bikes to go and rent some dvds. I assumed I'd be walking beside them until they told me to hop on the back of one of the bikes. It was pretty hilarious. At first I said it was impossible and they looked at me as if I was crazy! So they demonstrated and after a lot convincing I finally got on. It was a actually quite a pleasant ride after I got over the screaming haha :)

I was the only one who wanted to watch a horror movie.. 
not this one though..
Every rental shop has a closed off section for 'Adults only' with much more naughty stuff.
Who knows what fetishes lie behind those curtains..

And today I finally got a phone from softbank! :)

Monday, March 26, 2012 1

See you in Shinjuku!

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A lot of important paperwork to get through today! So we woke up early and made our way to the city council to get our alien registration and health insurance done. We also had lunch in the same building which had a nice view of the whole city :)

A nice healthy lunch :) 
Could've done without the natto.. 
Helping us set up our bank accounts,
seriously dunno what i'd do without these advisors T.T
Afterwards we went to meet up with a dear old friend from Melbourne! Who's living and working in Japan at the moment :)

Sunday, March 25, 2012 1

A pre-hanami picnic

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Although it's supposed to be Springtime in Japan now, it's still pretty damn cold. I didn't really pack any warm clothes either so I'm just layering most of my clothes now :( The Sakura are pretty late this year too it seems. We decide to have a picnic anyway and head to the park nearby!

Legend has it that if you ride this with your beloved you'll be calling it quits  very soon haha

Saturday, March 24, 2012 0

Hello Nippon!

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After a long and gruelling 16 hour trip, we finally made it to Japan! Honestly don't remember it taking that long to get there but at least we had some interesting company along the way. We met a stripper from Queensland who kept us entertained with her crazy stories in the club, mainly involving foot fetishes and S&M haha. 

 Upon arrival, we were greeted by students from Seikei who helped us get to our dorm! They even held mini welcome signs (I've always wanted to see that coming out of the airport!!) And naturally the first thing we go and do is to take purikura! 

By the time we arrive at the dorms, it's pretty late we're absolutely exhausted.. but the current inmates seemed pretty eager to meet us so we did our best to communicate in broken Japanese and English. So far most of the exchange students are from Australia (yay!) Everyone seemed lovely so really looking forward to getting to know everyone better :)

One of the funny Japanese advisors with our fellow Australian exchange student :) 

Friday, March 23, 2012 4

I'm off to Japan!

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I also got this lovely tiffany bracelet as a farewell present.. Feel so blessed :)
Will update soon!!