2011/09/29

Last

A halloween donut at two friends place in the middle of their packing. They leave tomorrow and why did I feel so incredibly sad?
Maybe because I'm leaving soon as well. Lots of goodbyes nowadays... ugh.
I need to change that goodbye to see you soon instead.

2011/09/25

GO

Graduation gift to myself!
I have a lot of love for this man and his music.

2011/09/22

Graduated!

Today, I graduated my Japanese school after two years!
I'm finished and done with it!
Although I still have so much to learn I was able to reach N1 level, so I'm pretty satisfied with it.

There was no ceremony or anything, since I just finished after a regular semester and not in spring when everyone usually graduates. So, I held a little speech, I got the diploma and cards with messages from everyone in the class, and then it was just uhm ok bye. It's what I expected, I've only been with this class for one semester (i.e. 3 months) so there's not exactly any bonds there haha. (Except for my one friend in class though) But I got a really heart warming message from my favorite teacher!

I still can't really grasp that I've graduated, but I guess it will sunk in soon. I'm going back next week to pick up my grades and a few other things too.
Damn... I have mixed feelings about this too..!
Anyway, now 2 years of Japanese studies are over!

2011/09/21

Typhoon

Holy sh--
It's coming right at us! (Tokyo is at the cross)
Weather warnings for Nakano: Heavy rain (inundation), flood, storm.
This typhoon better be over by morning because I'm not missing my last day of school!

2011/09/20

So long, see you soon

This weekend has been so much fun! Saturday, I was invited to a nomikai in Shinjuku from a friend and met lots of new fun people! After that me and my friend went to Current where suddenly a jazz band walked in and held a surprise mini live. And after that I went clubbing in Shibuya for a couple of hours before taking the morning train home. And Sunday, I went for yakiniku and lots of drinks in Koiwa! Today, Monday, is a national holiday so I've been resting up watching True Blood all day.
It's been tons of fun, I really want to enjoy myself the last time...

Yes, I've really somehow been reluctant writing about this, and also since probably the rest of the world already know... After graduating next week I'll have a couple of weeks free time, and then I'm going back to Sweden. I cancelled my apartment last week and soon I'll have to start sorting out what to pack or send home.
The plan is to get a job and work my ass off that those 5-6 months, before I come back for college. Because if I just get student allowance from CSN, I'm really going. I've finally found something I want to do with my life, and it feels great!

It doesn't feel as great leaving the country though... I'm very sad about it and I guess that's why I haven't really allowed myself to think about it. But even if I don't, in just three weeks I'm boarding a plane to Sweden!
Of course I can't wait to meet my family and friends back home, but at the same time I'm basically leaving my life that I'm so happy with behind... or something. I don't know, as you would understand it's very mixed feelings about this.
But I'm coming back soon so I'm must stay positive!

2011/09/16

A few stuff

 My tonsillitis is gone! But that was a nasty case indeed, I could barely speak for several days. This ice cream, however, is awesome and might be one of the best I've eaten and yes, eating ice cream when having tonsillitis is probably the only sensible to do.
 The other day me and Jaz took purikura but the machine weren't quite as happy as we were, since the ink had run out so we had to call a staff. But he gave us chocolate candy so no harm.
And this is a silly keychain I got as a present from my teacher. I'm gonna say this again. I got a present from my teacher, who's the most serious and strictest and sometimes scariest teacher at school. But he's also my favorite teacher! He's the only one who's actually got angry at my classmates when they behave extremely disrespectful.... My class, yes, is an entry of it's own, I can tell you there's been a lot of frustration from my part. But! This teacher came up  to me after class this week and told me that even though my class is awful, because I've been there he's been able to look forward having it and when I graduate he's gonna miss me! Now, who wouldn't be happy hearing that from one's favorite teacher?

Speaking of, I graduate school next week.
Next week?!
Next week.

2011/09/12

Recap

Sometimes it happens that you've just been so busy you've barely have time to sit down, and that's been my past week. At least it feels like it, and when I did have time to sit down I've been to tired to blog. Also I've got a nasty case of tonsillitis, so it feels a bit crap right now.

But last week I got the result for the Japanese Language Profiency Test (JLPT) and I cleared it! I just took N2, but I had a pretty big marginal so it feels good.

Last week a friend of mine who's been living in Korea for the past 6 months stayed at my place, and we've been all over the town! Finally checked out some of the bars that's around my school; why haven't I done that earlier? A couple of them were awesome.

A picture of Yoyogi kouen at night from a party this weekend, full moon complete with loads of bats flying around.

Today we went to do X-ray with school, to check for tuberculosis. It's mandatory in Japan, although I think I'm already vaccinated?
Anyway, it all ended within an hour which was good, now I'm at home with my tonsils aching like there's no tomorrow.

And other than that, still busy with preparations for college.... So. Much. Paperwork. Certificates and papers that need to be sent here and there and everywhere... Agh.

2011/09/05

Shinjuku pose

You know what?
Never mind the last post.
From now on, when I'm wearing these pants, I'll always pose like this instead.

2011/09/04

Sunday

Not my usual style but who cares. This way I can almost pretend I'm all fit and healthy, while in reality I'm on my way to the cake buffet!