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So it's the start of my study abroad trip in Japan! I was only slightly scared on the takeoff of the plane but got used to the flying experience pretty quickly. The 12 hour flight was long and I couldn't get any sleep due to nerves and not really being able to sleep on transport. It meant that I could instead keep getting excited about the countries we were flying over. Tokyo haneda airport was really nice, with brightly coloured shops ...
... been to onsen.
Sure, I could easily hid them with a once piece bathing suit and swim shorts. Maybe a little makeup on the one on my ankle. Problem solved.
You see... in onsen you don't wear a swim suit. In fact it's not allowed.
"Wait... what do you wear then? A towel?"
Nope. You strut your stuff in all its glory, completely..... wait for it.... NAKED.
Yep. ***** about to get real personal with you and other guests of the ...
Today I have something called Daikyu... it means "substitute day off", since I will be working this weekend. So on this Friday morning with the biggest cup of coffee I over-brewed and all the windows open for some clean air, I've realized I've been in Japan for two months. Two months.... the longest I've been away from home for anything. Even in college I would come home on weekends. Two months since I've seen faces of those I love, two months since I've slept in ...
... do the dishes... >.>;
This is my living room, the place I spend 90% of my time when I'm home! This picture is the before shot after I cleaned it and repainted the walls.
I got new tatami mats installed 2 weeks ago. Tatami mats are traditional Japanese flooring made from rice or rush straw woven tightly together. They are around 5 inches thick and very heavy. If ...
... in our city. Like literally. We are the only two girls with blue eyes too. Sure, I knew blonde hair blue eyes would be a bit rare... but I didn't realize how rare. Until I came, Ashleigh was the only blonde girl around Yukuhashi (from what I've seen so far). This is not speaking for the rest of Japan though. I know in big cities like Fukuoka City and Tokyo this will not be true, but as for the suburban areas I am a glowing becon that advertises "Foreign!!!!"
With that being the ...