Had been busy since after the new year with schools, looking for apartment, dealing with my emotions, studying for tests, moving house, going to furniture stores, hanging out with friends, graduation, having parties and sending people off..
OOKAY, I shall start off with my new home! K, ask me for my new address if you’re planning to send me letters/things or coming to Osaka! Can stayover no problem! All friends are welcomed (:
Thanks to the estate agent introduced by my senmongakkou (we didn’t go with the first agent), we got a really nice house with wooden flooring and a tatami room, it’s clean and quite spacious as a Japanese apartment.
The building is as old as my older sister but the interior is new. I like it that it’s near the subway station, JR station, the supermarkets, many convenient stores, a park, schools, many restaurants, and the furniture stores (Nittori and Konan). And we could walk to Namba in 20minutes! ^_^
Special thanks to Fumiko-san (Sadie’s host family) for driving us around to furniture and second-hand shops and helping us move our stuffs for 2 nights, it took us more than 5 transfer and we were moving till after midnight on the last night, I’m really grateful (;
Thank dani, duya, panpan, gara, some people in the dorm too who helped me pack my stuff. Thank you dani again, for helping us fix out lights in the house, always good to have a guy around xD
It was sad to leave the dorm.. it became lonely when Hyunjung and Erna first left.. and when me and sadhna did, it feels even lonelier for us and same to those left are behind. But now that everyone had moved, the dorm is almost empty, only a handful of our juniors who will continue studying in that school is living there but it seems kinda scary with nobody around. lol
I believe the first impression of the dorm is the same with everyone. Old and small, what? Don’t like it. But now we all love the dorm and are grateful we lived in it together.
What’s there not to like? It’s a share bathroom/toilet/kitchen/laundry room, so it seems like we are living together with our own rooms.
It’s near a 100yen convenient shop, there’s a bank/post office and supermarket near by, as well as a park and the subway station is 8mintues walk away.
Department stores, restaurants, Donki, everything is near!!
Plus, it’s the highest place in Osaka, which makes it the safest.
And what’s the best is that it’s less than a minute away from school!!
But what I love most about this dorm is the friends I made here. I’m really happy to have met them, it’s unbelievable how fast this one year has passed, I don’t even remember how we all became friends, it seem to have just happened naturally.
passed all other final tests as well as the graduation examination for scholars.
That day after the Examinations, i went to Karaoke with the boyfriends. Our own karaoke for the last time, just the 3 of us, we sang our favourite song, [secret base 君がくれたもの] as the last song and I tear singing.
It's a really nice song i think i'll make my own translation to express the feeling better in English lol.
What made me teared...
I will keep believing, that 10 years later, we will meet again. (coz i'm wishing for it too)
You called out to me and say, let's go home together, I was really really happy. (well, this didn't exactly happen but we would wait for each other outside our classrooms to go home together, the dorm lol, )
We did so many adventures together, so happy, so fun (yeah it was..)
We had many fights too, it became sad and lonely (yeah we did..)
The sudden transfer of school, there's nothing we could do about (that's referring to yoshi moving to Tokyo >_<)
Till the end, you screamed from the bottom of your heart, arigatou, i know. (i know, we were all grateful to one another to have each other)
You hold back your tears and say goodbye with a smile, it was painful, wasn't it? (yeahh it was so hard to say goodbye but i couldn't hold back my tears lol)
I'll write letters and I'll call, don't ever forget about me
The best memories.. (this, we really had the best memories together..)
I hope we meet again.. not just within this 2 years in Japan, but even after we return to our own countries, all far from one another but I hope we meet again.
These 2 boys, from being strangers just one year ago, became 2 important people in my life. We have been through so much together, travelled to so many places, had so much fun together, got mad at each other, fought and patched, and love each other like couples. There’s too many things I want to thank them for and that I’m sorry for..
To be honest, there were times I was seriously tired of this unbalance three-friends-friendship, somewhat complicated but whatever it is, I’m happy I met you guys (:
and i thank god for that.
Pictures of us since we start hanging out together:
So.... Yoshi going to Tokyo, leaving Dani and I in Osaka, I don’t know what will become of us.. maybe we will be too busy to meet up after school starts since we are living pretty far from each other.. Still, I’m excited to make new friends, Japanese people and looking forward to speaking Japanese everyday! I’m losing confidence in my Japanese now as days pass by without any studying lol but hoping one day I can speak them fluently xD
Before the day of graduation ceremony, I went to USJ with the dorm-mates!
Finally, our graduation day…
To be honest, I didn’t feel anything on that day, I thought I would feel happy and sad that we are graduating and school days with my classmates are over but it seem like a normal day, just that we are not having classes and wearing formal.
but i have something to say, on this day of graduation..
(Translation: Time flies, Coming to Japan still feels like a dream. Today, we graduate, and we might not see each other anymore.. To people i have offended, I'm sorry. To people who has been taking care of me, thank you. Teachers, classmates, dorm-mates, friends i love, thank you all. I'm really happy we met. During this one year, we did a lot and all sorts, that was a lot of fun. I will never forget. But this is not the end, it's just the beginning, isn't it? So, i wish you all the best!)
And then, we part our ways.. didn’t have any plans after that but somehow I ended up having dinner with Yoshi and some of his classmates, yakitori, oishikatta (:
Next day, we planned the last dorm PARTY in the school lobby with cooked food and pizzas. No games, just chatting, laughing, crying and taking lots of pictures.
They are my first few friends here and although we didn’t spend a lot of time together in this one year, I feel attached to them and I feel close to them. I couldn’t control my tears, I was sad they were really leaving.
That night, I feel bad I had sadhna going home by herself but I didn’t want to go back home. I stayed a while in Dani’s room and sleepover at Nova’s.
it’s the last night I’m spending time there in the dorm or his room. I do realize how much I went up there haha. お邪魔しました。Thank you, for everything.
Coming here, made me realize a lot, about the world, (the ignorant me lol), about life, and about myself. I feel very lucky to be here.
On Monday evening, Dani, Yoshi, Sadie and I had dinner at a Indian restaurant in Toyonaka with my host family, as a celebration for graduating and kind of a farewell dinner for Yoshi. いっぱい食べたよ、美味しかった^_^
It feels kinda sad when Kiyo shout Sayonara to Yoshi from far away thou..
The next day, dani started his house moving and we helped.
That night, we went to Hyunjung’s バイト先 (part-time workplace) with Yoshi and tera.
I drank a little alcohol, thinking maa, just today.. and my head felt heavy -_- I should never drink. I think it's better I get excited by myself without alcohol coz alcohol only make me feel worse.
The only time I felt happy after drinking was the time at calvin’s place when andy mixed something with coke. I don’t even know what I was drinking.
And then 20th of March finally came.. The last day in Osaka for the last batch of people (yoshi, gara, nova, daniar, duya and naero) to leave for Tokyo. We had gathering at Tera’s place eating pizzas, playing games and watching movie, and then to Erna’s place eating snacks and photos snapping.
Soon, it was time to go back to the dormitory for final packing
And I said on fb, “It has been a long time since i cried this much. I didn't think i would be so attached to the friends i made here that it became so hard to say goodbye. Minna, thank you for everything! ♥”
(Translation: I'm really happy to have met everyone! Living in the dormitory, sharing the kitchen, shower room, and toilet, we eat, sleep and play together, just like a family. This one year has been so much fun, awesome to the max! I'm really grateful, thank you everyone. Thank you so much.)
P.S. sorry if u read repeated stuff coz that's how i really feel during this period now, nothing else.
It has been a really awesome year, and the best of my life up till now. hopefully this year will be as fun too (:
I'm looking forward. Boa sorte