Hii, it´s now almost new years eve, which means that I´m less than 2 weeks from passing my 1 year mark in Japan. So I´ve more or less experienced the four seasons of Japan, and as a Swedish I´ll have to route for the total opposite, the Summer is in my opinion by far the best, everything else is freakishly cold. Without the snow which is the only benefit of it back in Sweden.
I spent a few days in Kansai with Rin during Christmas, which was really great, it was as short trip though, and we went to Osaka and Kyoto, and there was not that much time for exploring but we did the best we could. We bought some souvenirs, a tea set, some plates and cups and sweets, and a cute ceramic doll.
Christmas is celebrated on the 25th in Japan but since I´m Swedish, where it´s traditionally celebrated on the 24th, we decided to do all the christmasy on the eve of the 24th, the same day that we returned to Tokyo on. With some Swedish food and alcohol, and the usual gift giving. It was a really good evening. And we did actually get a white christmas, not completely white but the morning was spent in Osaka and it did start to snow as we left Osaka Castle:) Which was the first snow that Rin has ever seen in person which resulted in her laughing like a child which was hilarious:)
I wish I could upload some pictures, but they´re on Lin´s Cell Phone and she went back to Taiwan today, to visit her family which is great, but it also means that I´m stuck here alone for a little more than a week.
I graduated from ISI on the 21st this month, I suppose that I should write some extensive review but I do have some mixed feelings so I´ll see what I do. But I would like to point out that as far as the teachers go and the education in general, I couldn´t really be happier, and I was lucky enough to be with a teacher named Hihara for 9 fantastic months, and a farewell party that I couldn´t have been happier with.
There was also a school trip to Kamakura for quite a while ago that I did not write about. It wasnt my first time going there so I decided not to write about it. I went there for a few months ago for the first time with Rin. But I had a great time with my class as well, a really good time actually.
Due to the fact that I´ve graduated from ISI, I´m now on holiday until my uni courses picks up again around the 21st of January, I can no longer work part time in Japan since I´m no longer an international students which is a bit sad but I will make a living in here in Japan with Rin until further notice, the uni courses are distance courses and all so that´s not a problem. It just leaves me with a lot of time on my hands until the Uni starts back up again, especially until Rin comes back home here.
Which means that I´ve burried myself in Dramas lately, and this is a clip from one of my favorite ones.
I´ll keep in touch.