Travel Blogs from Aomori, Japan

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Chapter 15: More Birthday Joy, Hirosaki, Japan travel blog

Chapter 15: More Birthday Joy

A travel blog entry by becky_boo

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... the packages, phonecalls, presents, thoughts blah blah blah...it was really cool. I am so happy to be having such an awesome time in Japan. By the way, Last Wednesday I had a speaking test. I got the top grade in my class, which is weird because I didnt ...

Chapter 25:@Still hot and not a lot happening, Hirosaki, Japan travel blog

Chapter 25:@Still hot and not a lot happening

A travel blog entry by becky_boo

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... strange moves that were cracking up the Japanese women behind me, not to mention Andy and Maribel. I wanted to make sound effects but in Japan you just cant do some things. We went to Maribels the other day for dinner, it was so delicious and now I love ...

Chapter 21: Atsukuteshinisou, Hirosaki, Japan travel blog

Chapter 21: Atsukuteshinisou

A travel blog entry by becky_boo

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... before we went to Tokyo, and it was about certain kinds of pottery and cloth and history of lacquering in Tsugaru(this part of Japan) and frankly I wrote a bunch of randomness, but I wrote alot and I think more than anyone else. I was first finished ...

Chapter 22: What is happening?, Hirosaki, Japan travel blog

Chapter 22: What is happening?

A travel blog entry by becky_boo

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... upstairs. My fate of going last was determined by a competitive game of JUNKENPOI, also known as rock paper scissors. Everything in Japan is determined by bouts of junkenpoi, from exam order to basketball teams to who gets to use the bathroom first. Well ...

Chapter  30: Laziness brought about by the weather, Still Hirosaki, Japan travel blog

Chapter 30: Laziness brought about by the weather

A travel blog entry by becky_boo

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Ok folks, lets go over the finer details of my life. 1. It is freezing. 2. It is wet. 3. I slept until noon today despite having a class at 8:40. 4. The bathroom flooded again this afternoon. 5. I made it to French at great peril of being hit by ...

CHapter 35: Final Words, Hirosaki, Japan travel blog

CHapter 35: Final Words

A travel blog entry by becky_boo

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... have regrets. I learned from everything I did, and I have all these memories to look back on now. To anyone thinking about going to Japan, its not always easy and its not alsways fun..but it is absolutely worth it, and if you dont go, you will really be ...

Chapter Eight: Shizuoka, Tokyo again, Hirosaki, Hirosaki, Japan travel blog

Chapter Eight: Shizuoka, Tokyo again, Hirosaki

A travel blog entry by becky_boo

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... some more time and dont have to do a million things. My address is Becky Crouch B202 Shimoda Haitsu III 55 Tomita-machi Hirosaki, AOMORI JAPAN If you feel your kanji is up to it (if its not, dont even try, it might not get here) ...

Chapter Twelve: The daily routine., Hirosaki, Japan travel blog

Chapter Twelve: The daily routine.

A travel blog entry by becky_boo

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... is improving in leaps and bounds. Yesterday I had a conversation with this lady about teaching her son english, New Zealand, China, Japan and Japanese in general. It lasted for an hour and I understood almost everything she said. I am by no means good at ...

Chapter 23: The heat, Hirosaki, Japan travel blog

Chapter 23: The heat

A travel blog entry by becky_boo

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It is so hot. There shouldnt be places this hot. I am aware there are places hotter than this, but I dont see how life can be sustained there. This is crazy. The bike ride to Andys house almost kills me. By the way, I got a new bike. Rusty the falcon ...

Chapter 31: Winter Wonderland, Hirosaki, Japan travel blog

Chapter 31: Winter Wonderland

A travel blog entry by becky_boo

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... evil eye and I dont have any trouble. Gotta run By the way, mail/christmas cards/ phone calls/messages would be much appreciated. Becky Crouch Nakano 5 chome 10-27 Shimoda Haitsu II 302 Hirosaki Shi Aomori Ken phone (81)080 6001 6036 ...

Chapter Nineteen: Another day, Hirosaki, Japan travel blog

Chapter Nineteen: Another day

A travel blog entry by becky_boo

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... we ate pizza and fries and sat there until about four am. The highlight of the night for me was that I finally got to drive in Japan, as our Japanese friend with a car was shall we say unable to drive. So I got to cruise around Hirosaki with a bunch of ...

Chapter Nine: New friends and I need a new pot, Hirosaki, Japan travel blog

Chapter Nine: New friends and I need a new pot

A travel blog entry by becky_boo

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... for work right now, I have a few people who have been here longer than me checking out some stuff too. I think I have to go to Aomori to get some paper about it and have it stamped or somthing. The beaurocracy in this country is astounding... ...

Chapter Eighteen: Misadventures, Hirosaki, Japan travel blog

Chapter Eighteen: Misadventures

A travel blog entry by becky_boo

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... in French. I was so disturbed. My French is not that amazing at the best of times, but here I am, in the wops of Japan, explaining in French what I like about Matsuris and how I feel about student activities at Hirosaki Daigaku. My brain hurt so much. At ...

Chapter Seventeen:, Hirosaki, Japan travel blog

Chapter Seventeen:

A travel blog entry by becky_boo

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... Gamecube but alas it would not be found. But she has it now, fortunately. It is great fun. Sunday I was supposed to go to Aomori but it was pouring with rain and I went to Michaels to use the internet for about six hours, uploaded the picures etc. Monday ...

Chapter 27: New Neighbours, Hirosaki, Japan travel blog

Chapter 27: New Neighbours

A travel blog entry by becky_boo

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Ok people. School has officially started. After some visa related craziness, Andy is back too. Things are still good, our house is just as fantastically full as ever. We have new neighbours, and indeed there are many new people here to introduce to ...

Chapter 26: Lonely, Im so lonely.., Hirosaki, Japan travel blog

Chapter 26: Lonely, Im so lonely..

A travel blog entry by becky_boo

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Hello again. I have been all on my lonesome for a week now, Andy is in Brazil eating delicious inexpensive food, and I am here eating chicken and eggs, just like I always do. Ah the sadness. I remember Andy telling me I should come with her. I also ...

Chapter 20: My life is insanity.., Hirosaki, Japan travel blog

Chapter 20: My life is insanity..

A travel blog entry by becky_boo

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Well here we are again in the magical and somehow absolutely weird land of Japan. I love it but good grief what is going on. I just got back from my job where I talk to a group of middle aged ladies at the local tearooms, they are a hoot. They speak ...

Chapter Ten: What happened to Ten??, Hirosaki, Japan travel blog

Chapter Ten: What happened to Ten??

A travel blog entry by becky_boo

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... long packet, and haichu is written in Japanese. Know why? JAPANESE. Yeah. And its not even like a flavour that doesnt exist in Japan, like passionfruit or mango. Its strawberry. Dont get me wrong, I will take anything I can get, but if youre going to ...

Chapter Thirteen: Good weather coming, Hirosaki, Japan travel blog

Chapter Thirteen: Good weather coming

A travel blog entry by becky_boo

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... - anyway soon I will be debt free but I will be poor again. How sad. I have to comment on the shoes in Japan. You have already been entertained by my story about shoe sizes and the horrified Japanese shopkeeper in a previous chapter, but something I saw ...

Chapter 28: Continued Craziness, Hirosaki, Japan travel blog

Chapter 28: Continued Craziness

A travel blog entry by becky_boo

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Righto. Sorry its been awhile since I updated, but all is well. I have a few points of interest to relate to you...the first is that last week I went and got my hair done again, it cost over a hundred bucks and I am not bragging but its fan TAS tic. ...

Chapter 32: Danger Will Robinson!, Hirosaki, Japan travel blog

Chapter 32: Danger Will Robinson!

A travel blog entry by becky_boo

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Hey! Its quite a warm day today but there is still quite a lot of ice everywhere...hence the title. This morning was filled with numerous recounts of people's slippery near death experiences. Including my own. Luckily no one has fallen yet. I ...

Chapter 29: The first SNOW, Hirosaki, Japan travel blog

Chapter 29: The first SNOW

A travel blog entry by becky_boo

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... futon. (Japanese bed)...it is YELLOW and if I can I want to ship it home...anyone know of any good shipping companies from Japan to NZ? Hmmm.. Well I was just in French, (hilarious as usual) and the highlight of the class this time was not the boy ...

Chapter 24: Photos, Hirosaki, Japan travel blog

Chapter 24: Photos

A travel blog entry by becky_boo

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Hey everyone. I have finally posted lots of pictures, they are on my msn site. The address is http://nzprncss.spaces.live.com/ I get my pictures from my friends so luckily there arent too many figfatheadshots of me. This is because my camera was the ...

Chapter 16: Another Fantastic Day, Hirosaki, Japan travel blog

Chapter 16: Another Fantastic Day

A travel blog entry by becky_boo

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... guess as word gets out, it will probably grow too big for my apartment and then I will have problems. My motto here in Japan, and everywhere really, is .....I`ll deal with that later....anyway it should be fun. Right now I am headed home to get something ...

Chapter Eleven: This place is great..., Hirosaki, Japan travel blog

Chapter Eleven: This place is great...

A travel blog entry by becky_boo

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So here we are again. When I first came to Hirosaki it was so cold, I almost got frostbite from going to the supermarket, but now I am getting used to it and it is getting warmer. Like, alot warmer. People here are great, everyone is friendly and so ...

Chapter Fourteen: Birthday in Japan, Hirosaki, Japan travel blog

Chapter Fourteen: Birthday in Japan

A travel blog entry by becky_boo

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... house. She gave me a TV. She said it was another students and they left it there so I could have it while I am in Japan. She said she will look for a fridge too. So I am pretty happy. Japanese is driving me insane. People dont recognise how awesome I ...

Chapter 33: Merry Christmas to All!, Hirosaki, Japan travel blog

Chapter 33: Merry Christmas to All!

A travel blog entry by becky_boo

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... traditional Christmas food and decorating trees and kissing under the mistletoe. I, sadly, would not be kissing under mistletoe even if Japan suddenly sprung a bushel out of the kitchen table. If we had one. ITS CHRISTMAS!!! I have to keep telling myself ...

Chapter 34: Hisashiburi, Hirosaki of course, Japan travel blog

Chapter 34: Hisashiburi

A travel blog entry by becky_boo

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... finding new and exciting ways to cook chicken, because chicken is currently ridiculously cheap. Actually on that note, since coming to Japan, I have become much better at cooking. Gone are the days.......okay rare are the days of burnt toast and soggy ...

Honshu Festivals, Aomori, Japan travel blog

Honshu Festivals

A travel blog entry by icy_frosty

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... short- sleep when you're dead I guess, we have a five-hour train to catch if we want to see the next festival! Aomori Not lucky!... Well at least I have my hobo stabbing insurance in order! No time to think about where we are going to ...

Misawa Tanabata Festival, Misawa, Japan travel blog

Misawa Tanabata Festival

A travel blog entry by lmkuehnl

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... lanterns reflect the great partnership we have with our Japanese hosts here in Misawa.  Unlike military bases in southern Japan, Americans are highly regarded here, especially after all the great volunteer work the folks from the base did following ...

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