1) It's gonna get warmer and there'll be sakura all over the place ^^
2) My family coming over!!
3) travelling around Japan (高知、広島、島根 and most importantly, 東京！！)
Well, it's not my first time to tokyo but, it'll be my first time to DISNEYLAND!! weeeeeeee!!
like a finally okay, have been wanting to go since young and the first time i came to Japan 6 years ago but didn't have enough money. super excited :DD
okay soooo spring break started from 21st actually but i skipped the seminar on 20th so i had a day earlier :p
on 24th, i went to 高知, one of the quite rural area in Japan, with about half of the people in my class and one teacher. it was better than i thought! haha.
we had a walk in the forest, especially with leftover snow and good sunny weather and fresh air, it felt refreshing and cooling (:
I seriously envy Japanese old people who live long HEALTHILY.
how did they do that man. old people near 70/80 and they can be healthier than us, youngsters.
and i met one old lady who's turning 100 this year. congratulations.
This fish is super yummy. it's only BBQ-ed with salt i duno why it taste so good.
it was beautiful but no swimming allowed.
the pacific ocean. it was awesome and i totally love the weather!
u know how important weather is during travelling, it just affects your whole mood.
it was stylish like any street in the city. i like it (:
wished we had more time i wanted to enter some shops and there are some tourist attractions that i wanted to go too >_< wonder if I'll ever come to back to kouchi again..
before i move on to the next trip, i'm gonna talk about..
the last few week of school was fine except for 就職活動 which is the job hunting period where preparation takes place. There are many practices, tests, and seminars to go through it's really troublesome especially when it doesn't concern me because i'm not going to work in Japan.
You see, Japanese people treat this very seriously and the interviews seems to be very serious and competitive.
Unlike Singapore, most Japan companies carry out job interviews and employment before April (which is when students graduate from school) so students from university or specialised training school, us, already start looking for job during the end of first year!! and most of them will have their job found/decided around the beginning of second year.
and their interviews are like, few interviews to few interviewees at one go, like they will compare each of us and we have to know how to "sell" ourselves.
1 March 2014
A short trip to Hiroshima and Shimane with 5 of my classmates, Ikumi, Ran, Manami, Aya, and Eri.
finally i get to see the famous 厳島神社
This is it. just that it's low tide now so we get to walk to the gate (:
wanna see it when it's high tide! but didn't have the chance.
see i brought an umbrella with me coz the weather forecast said it's going to rain that weekend. fortunately it didn't!
we stayed over at a pretty good hotel, room with sea view! heheh
and onsen was good too, enter the sauna after a while, felt so good sweating
haha i know, i should work out.
it's called 出雲大社 (izumo taisha) the god of love/fate
and i felt like we were just travelling on bus the whole day boooooo.
it can't be helped since we went with tour and it's not very near Osaka so travelling time takes up a lot. still prefer planning and travelling by ourselves of course, but this trip was cheap and i think i wouldn't have enough money to travel to these places before i leave Japan (coz i have other plans keke) so i decided to come with my jap friends.
You know, i know i'm really lucky to be here and i'm grateful to receive this scholarship which gets me here and let me meet so many people and received awesome/precious/rare experiences, especially, this money allows me to travel so much around Japan.
what i actually wanna say is, i realised many scholars came here not because they love Japan or they have passion which relates to Japan but, they just
1) wants to get out of their country (maybe experience something different/study abroad/live a different life)
2) to receive free education and scholarship fee OR visa in Japan so they can work and send money back home (as Japan is expensive, of course the salary is higher too)
this applies not only to scholars but the foreign students living in Japan.
Many students came to Japan not to study but to earn money, which i feel so... for that, i can't find the right word. but i mean it in a bad way.
they are not wrong in trying to earn money here which they can earn a lot more than in their country. but.. just that, their main motives are wrong.
getting a study visa just to work here, that's just.. wrong.
anyway, maybe i just felt unfair, i mean, for those who had really wanted to come to Japan but couldn't afford to, like me, and couldn't because such people took away their opportunity because they are smarter/better in education/have a better family background, maybe not family background.
oh well, that's life.
Everyone has a different motive and purpose in life and it can change with time.
as long as, coming here changes their life for the better, and, let them experienced and learn something they wouldn't have, i think it's good. if they have thought, 日本に来てよかった, that would be fine.
because actually i have a chinese classmate i don't even know why she came and it seems like she regretted coming, half the time she talks to me, is ranting, complaining and cursing lol.