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13 April 2010 @ 05:39 pm
Getting used to Japan? :)  
So I think it's a quite time to write something here, since I promised myself to update as soon as I get to Japan. It's a week or so since I came here, so let's go.

Today I was wondering if live in Hiroshima is going by so fast or sth? In Poland I felt like I had a plenty of time to do everything and here I barely have a second to change clothes O_O I have no idea how Japanese are always in such a harmony...it must be some secret that me,gaijin, is not able to understand at the moment ;>

Today we had the third day of our orientation week, I also met my advisor. He's American,living in Japan for 23 years and drinking Pepsi. Wonder how it will affect our work together :P

I finally managed to do sth normal with my room, now I have candles,my books,Alice Nine's posters and towel from Zepp Tokyo live at my wall ^_^ What I like the most about my room is that is washitsu. Japanese-style rooms ftw! I have tatami on the floor and those cool moving doors in the lockers,all wooden. And as soon as I've put my favourite things at walls the room became very...mine :P

Yays,I get so dreamy when I start to think about the last weekend in Tokyo. Just a random pic I took after the live, so as to believe I really was there :P Cause I steel need to convince myself to that >.<

The night after live me,my friend and painfulkiss@LJ was sleeping in capsule hotel in Asakusa. It was pretty cool experience, but Japanese style bathroom is still too much for me lol. Next day I was dying in the Starbucks at Shibuya (my neck still hurts a bit after that freakin headbanging:). Then me and my friend went to Harajuku. It's a funny place. Especially Takeshita Street. It's a paradise for fangirls, I swear, fan staff is like everywhere,vending machines,photos,key holders,posters and purikura. I made some with my friend,lol,silly ^_^ I saw many Alice Nine stuff, hehe,wanted to get a Shou-key holder, but was not sure if I'll win the right one,so I just bought exactly the one with Shou at the other shop <3 :P

After we've spent too much time at Harajuku,we came back to Shibuya. I love the view at Shibuya,but especially at night. I felt like crying when I had to leave,honestly :)

Today I also had my first Japanese classes. Because of it I had to get up at 7.30 what was not a good idea after about 5-6 hours of sleeping during last weekend in Tokyo. Strange thing is that from all exchange students only I am in intermediate group. The most of my friends here are beginners, so they have classes all together. And today I was alone with Sensei O_O But I am kinda happy, it is like private lessons and I am going to take as much of my stay in Japan as I can to improve my language. Sensei told me I'll have lots of work and looking at what she gave me to do as a homework today, I can believe her :P

After Japanese classes I had some free time so I went to the post office, where,of course, noone speaks a word in English.Using my strange Japanese and pretending to understand I managed to transfer some money. It's so freakin hard here!I mean, I am not saying that people need to speak English, but c'mon. Lady in an alien registration office couldn't speak English at all and the mochi-seller who started to talk to me and my friend in Hiroshima downtown was using it better than me. This country is crazy xDD Then of course,Starbucks. I wanted to write down something in my Traveler's Diary that I got from my friends before leaving from Poland and I ended spending there too much time and too much money and almost being lost for next classes :P I am not a harmonic like Japanese,at all :P

It's almost the end of Hanami Kisetsu in Hiro. When I arrived,sakura was still blooming an I was able to take some pics of them. What I really like about Hiro is the landscape:

Tomorrow I'll try to cook something by myself. But I still have lots of problems with buying things :P I buy stuff I don't know and sometimes it ends like I eat buttermilk with coconut...just whatever:P Oh,and I take a photo of everything that I eat here. Just to show friends from Japanese school how does it look here in Japan, but also if I'll die it was surely from the last thing you can find at my camera lol

Now I need to do something to make my blood start moving. My room here is so cold, that sometimes I cannot sleep. But today I found an electronic radiator that was left by previous students, so it's not gonna be that bad :D And time to get some rest,finally! (~,~)
Current Location: 広島市, Japan
Current Mood: tiredtired
Current Music: Karasu - Lastica
mandramoddle: Tora Cigmandramoddle on April 13th, 2010 06:14 pm (UTC)

It's so great you have this oppourtunity to study abroad. :)

I like all the details you're giving about each place. I look forward to see what kind of food you'll be making! XD
angela468 on April 14th, 2010 12:56 am (UTC)
Thank you! I am also more than happy that I am here:D I need to improve my language as much as I can, and there's no better way than just use it in every day live :)Especially in Hiro,where if you find someone with a bit English you can say you are lucky :P

At the moment I am eating miso soup that my roommate made for us ^_^ I sux about cooking Japanese food,so I think it's gonna be funny
mandramoddlemandramoddle on April 14th, 2010 07:39 am (UTC)
That's very true. When you're pretty much forced to speak a foreign language every day you pick it up very fast. ^__^`

Good luck with the food too. LOL. I bet you miss good ol' home cooking.
shoua9shoua9 on April 13th, 2010 07:01 pm (UTC)
im glad you had fun , i hope everything was easy with the ticket and the fc ^ .^
its good u got to spend some time in tokyo before leaving to hiroshima ww
oh takeshita dori is full of goods but not real goods i mean not the original so dont waste ur money on them XDD
u can find rare and original goods at closest child in there .
and a lot of old magazines ,dvd,cds.
be sure to check it out .

oh i see tohoshinki in that gacha gacha lolzz
and good luck with ur lessons it'll be easier for u to study since ur there lol
thats sakura view looks really pretty ^^

i hope i can make it to summer tour ~
i noticed time there goes fast , cuz its way much fun lol
angela468 on April 14th, 2010 01:02 am (UTC)
Heeey,I need to thank you! You helped me a lot about the ticket thing and even though I had really bad ticket,at the encore I was like 3 metres from Shou-kun,right in front of me and he saw me really good since I am much taller than Japanese girls. That's not good at all,but at least I could say that once I am happy of my height :P <3

Hehe,of course, I heard that in Takeshita street in the past used to be many brand shops,but it was prohibited or sth like that. But even though I wanted to have something, because my next time in Tokyo will be probably in July :D:D

Yays,that would be so cool if you came for summer tour! I am going to stay here till late August so I am going to catch up for at least few lives! Already cannot wait :)

shoua9: tora-vampshoua9 on April 14th, 2010 07:37 am (UTC)
no problem ^ , ^
oh ur staying until august you'll catch on lots of lives before that .
try going to all lolz

Angelapainfulkiss on May 6th, 2010 02:51 pm (UTC)
Duuude, I didn`t even read all your entries!!
Those key chain vending machines are totally cool o_____o can you find them in the memorabilia stores in Harajuku?! I want!

I hope you`ve gotten fully used to Japan now, I sure feel at ease now.
angela468 on May 7th, 2010 12:01 am (UTC)
Yupp,those machines are from Takeshita Dori,almost every second shop is with such kind of fanstuff,posters,key holders,photos,all u want and need hehe I've spend half of day just trying to check all shops and still it was impossible! And Alice Nine stuff was everywhere,but even though these are not official items I feel like bitch now cause I didn't buy more cool things with them :P

Haha,thanks,u know,since yesterday I had to go to my upstairs neighbour to give him back his sheets that fallen from his balcony to mine,I feel like I know live in Japan rotfl