I finished a drama named Atashinchi no Danshi for a few days ago, which is a series that has the same director, and part of the cast as another drama named Hanazakari no kimitachi e which I also loved. Atashinchi is on the topic of family, specifically the relationship between a deceased father and his adopted children. A tragic theme mixed with the silly humour that you´ll find in most japanese comedies. Atashinchi focuses more on the comedy and family bonding rather than the overly depressing trend that so many Japanese dramas feature.
Since we´re on the topic on Dramas, I´ve also recently been rewatching some parts of my favorite drama of all time, One Tree Hill. No matter how much I love some drama or movie, everything pales in comparison to One Tree Hill.
Lin will be here in three days time, super excited. Most of the preparations are done, I still have some studies to get ahead of in order to take a 10 days study break once she comes. Some of the Japanese History that I study upsets me though. It´s annoying to love one aspect of a country while you despite the other.
My one week semester is almost over, I´ve been back in Västerås for a week now, which was a lot of fun and homey. In a few hours I´ll go back to Eskilstuna to put in a few more weeks at work before the start of the Autumn semester. I´ve been working at the hospital during the summer, which has been fine. It feels good to actually be allowed to work again. Which is something that I was not allowed to do during the last half yeah out of my 1 and a half-year recently spent in Japan. Hopefully I´ll be able to find a part-time job besides my studies once the semester actually starts up again. H&M*fingers crossed*
In september, less than 2 months! Lin will finally come to Sweden, Just for a little while though but it’s still something. I´ll have to make plans as of where to go and what to see etc, which is a kind of hard thing to do. I suppose that it shouldnt be but, I´m not really knowledgable when it comes to Sweden.
I saw the movie Agora for the first time yesterday, which was really well made and of course it was good, but it´s still the kind of movie which makes you disappointed. Not in the movie but in people in general I suppose. I really like the Old Greece, especially the spiritual aspects. definitely not because of religion per se but, they´re fairytales and that weighs way much more in my opinion. Shinto has a lot of this as well, which is one reason for why I studied some of it. It´s more culture than religion and the stories are absolutely lovely.
I went shopping for textbooks yesterday, the spring term starts up next week. A term which will consist of 45hp(150%) of Japanese studies. With general Japanese, manga as well as shorter novels. I’ve never read a manga in my entire life and I can’t really say that I’m looking forward to it, but it’s a part of Japan so I guess I’ll have to give it a try. I’m much more looking forward to the next term which will be translations and things of that sort, unless I change my mind:). But this term will be fun as well, I’ll miss having a real campus to take the courses at though, since the spring term will be read on distance from Japan. Which makes the time difference a bit of an obstacle, the morning class in Sweden results in 6pm here in Japan, and the evening class ends up being 4am in Japan…
March will probably include a trip to Taiwan, we haven’t decided exactly yet but most likely. Lin wishes to stay in Taipei and I’d like to go to her hometown, in order to meet her family, which she’s still a bit reluctant to. Cultural differences can be great in some ways but this is definitely not one of them.
That’s it for today, I’ll write soon.