Tag Archive | Distance

Viking/Pirate??

It’s monday and I’m really tired from a day of doing more or less nothing,  tomorrow’s my one day of the week with classes. Which might sound great to some but due to studying on distance through Swedish Universities, there’s the 7 hour time difference which means that my last class of the day ends at 1:30 am. The newest class which started last week is based on some really old Japanese short novels, it’s interesting but the outdated language and symbols makes it a lot more challenging. I turned in the report on a text named Umi yesterday, I liked it but it’s very vague which lead to a lot  of speculation on my part.

Monday means Vikings, a relatively new tv series featuring just that, Vikings:). There’s even a Swede or two in it. I watch it with Lin every week which we’ll do once she comes home from Work. And here’s a fun fact, most Asians does not know the difference between Vikings and Pirates, which I find hilarious. There’s also thing game show named Vs Arashi, one of my favorites. Which includes a game which is name “Vikingsomethingsomething”, but it’s actually a pirate ship with a pirate flag:S

I’ll have to make my way over to the post office as soon as possible, to start shipping things back home to Sweden, mostly a bunch of Magazines. I think that I’ve said it before but my favorite souvenirs are Books, Music and Magazines.

/Simon

A partly White Christmas

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.