Archive | February 2013

Immigration & Stitch

It´s soon March, which means that I could have at most another 3 months here in Japan. That is if I´d choose to go to Korea and then back to Japan. Instead of just going back to Sweden right away. I was pretty sure that I could just change my Visa into a tourist visa without actually leaving. you know, since that´s what Immigration told me themselves. Which I was today told otherwise.

To get different answers regarding such matters simply depending upon who you´re lucky/unlucky to get on the other side of the phone is absurd.

Lin is really busy at work but she has said that she wants to travel. so I´ll have to see if I can drag her along with me to Korea for a little while. It´s not exactly the ideal destination due to recent events but anywho. I´d rather not return to Sweden all too soon due to the fact that I wont have my apartment until July.

Maleficent_by_chill07

We watched Lilo & Stitch yesterday, I dont think that I´ve ever seen it all the way through before yesterday. But Lin really likes that little thing. I even bought her a Stitch cup from Disney Sea which I went to last week. In order to celebrate a friends birthday. I of course bought a cup to myself as well, one of Maleficent. From my second favorite Disney Film Sleeping Beauty. My absolute favorite is Pocahontas. who seems to be completely absent from both Disney Land and Disney Sea which is just sad!

I liked Disney Sea over Land, especially due to the ending event. Sea includes all the scary stuff. There´s still a lot of attractions which we did not manage to get into though, such as the haunted house and the roller coaster. But maybe another time.

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Things held dear.

I’ll write a few lines regarding dramas, which comes second to music out of things that I love when it comes to Japan. I started with Densha Otoko last week, which was great from the start. A series which centers around a typical Japanese manga/Anime nerd who falls for a woman. I have no interest in the Manga or Anime itself but the series does reflect an ever-present part of Japan. The first few episodes were great but then it just ended up being repetitive, with the stuttering and the inferiority complexes.

I prefer dramas that are based on something real, it adds a different meaning to them. They’re generally the really tragic ones as well. Such as Sekai chuushin de, or 1 Litre of tears. I watched Taiyou no uta today, the movie(there’s the series as well). It’s both true and really great. It deals with sickness but not in the overwhelming way. The music is really great as well and I´ve been listening to it all day.

taiyou-no-uta

I’m currently looking into Aishiteru to itte kure. It’s a much older drama but it’s supposed to be really tragic, I cant say anything about it yet but I will when I’ve actually seen it.

I’ll switch the subject to future plans instead. It’s now February, I accepted an apartment in Sweden last week. Which I’ll move into in July. Which means that I have a 5 month window which I’ll most likely spend the larger part of in Japan. well, more or less all of it. I havent seen my Little sister, or anyone in the family for that part for more than a year now. So I’ll have to return to my hometown for a little bit before July at least.

My favorite souvenirs from Japan are not going to be some tea set bought in Kyoto or some Geisha figurines or anything of that sort, instead it’ll be a treasured collection of music and film.