There have been so many happenings as usual, I'm just going to list them down and pick a few to write on.
Okay, this is since people left for tokyo in April.. I went to..
1) Hiking for real!
2) Day trip to Arashiyama with Sadhna, dani and Ryosuke for Cherry Blossom viewing
3) USJ again in stitch costume!! hehe
4) Entrance Ceremony
5) School Orientation camp 2D1N
6) Meeting Yueling cousin
7) Sadhna's Birthday
8) Busy with school and Mugging for TESTS
9) Shopping!! and spending money
10) BBQ with Satoru and friends
11) Hotspring trip with An-chan (My new Japanese friend ^_^)
12) Eling sleepover and Karaoke!
13) Day trip to Biwako lake with dani
14) BBQ again with dani's sato-oya
That's quite a lot for a month yeah?
maa, that's because we have these holidays and ya, now it's the Golden week but I'm only left with tonight and tomorrow before school starts T_T 速いだろう！
i won't have any more time to play anymore after this holiday..
School has been really tough because i'm studying a major in full Japanese and just so difficult.
Problem 1: Understanding in class.
okay, u know my ears are bad and i have to pay EXTRA attention because the lessons are in Japanese, so if i close my ears for awhile, i miss what the teacher was talking about. but it's so hard to CONCENTRATE!!
Problem 2: Understanding my study materials.
Okay it helps a little when i can read kanji (chinese character) but my chinese is still weak and this is Japanese. I WISH i can turn everything to English! That's what i'm doing now but i'm not even sure if i understood it correctly.
Problem 3: Memorising Names
HA..HA.. my weakness. i can't even remember people's name after asking for 3 times. now i have to memorise all the names of mountains, lakes, temple, hotsprings...etc in Japan. u know how freaking a lot that is? 2 words, CAN DIE.
Problem 4: Making friends
It's not like I'm not making new friends but, it was hard to join in a group conversation because they speak so quickly and sometimes in Kansai-ben (dialect) i couldn't understand what they were saying, and it takes time for me to process and react so, in the end, i just shut up. Maybe it takes more time to get used to it.
Language, is a barrier.
Okay! Picture from number ONE:
Pictures from number TWO at Arashiyama (Kyoto). めっちゃきれいで、楽しかった〜！！
FIVE, school camp in a elementary school in the middle of a mountain!!
interior/exterior design was pretty good, better than i thought, and it's all wooden so i really likeee! ^^
Look this is where we sleep! where did they get so many beds, i am surprised!
number SEVEN was bestfriend's birthday and we planned a surprise birthday dinner inviting everyone and her ex-homeroom teacher! hehehe.
Officially an adult in Japan lol HAPPY BIRTHDAY SAAD! <3
TEN, Together with sadhna, some dorm-friends, and some new Japanese friends we had never met, my first time BBQ-ing in the wild. We went all the way to Hyogo-ken! it was a nice experience.
ELEVEN, i went on a Hot Spring trip with An-chan (My closest female Japanese friend in school)
After a year in JAPAN, i can finally try Onsen for the first time!! She drove me up to a mountain and we entered a natural hot spring. well, it's not really in the nature but the water is natural xD
Ahh, ya we have to enter naked but there's wasn't anyone but us so i didn't feel too embarrassed haha.
Looks totally like those in manga/anime! lol
Lastly, pictures from THIRTEEN: The Biwako day trip! We went to 3 places.
In this golden week, i had wanted to travel and this is the only one i could consider travelling.
It's so fun to travel by yourself! not alone, at least two people.
and i'm happy at one point we get to travel by rented bicycle! xD always wanted to do that.
but long train journeys and and long waiting time at the station is really... 嫌だな
I love travelling! and i'm gonna work hard in my course of tourism!
P.S. Golden week means holiday for a week and another weekend plus a monday! in Japan.
which means 10 days for our school but not all schools because there's only 3 public holidays.
We are lucky eh? but lemme complain one thing. I'M ONLY GETTING 3 FREAKING SHORT WEEKS FOR SUMMER VACATION WHILE MY OTHER FRIENDS GET 6. DOUBLE OF MINE WHYYYY DDD:
but I'm still planning to go back to Singapore..!