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A year and a half later…

DSC_7398The days are passing by slowly now, they´re mostly filled with planning of things to come. The final paper of the semester was turned in a week ago, an analysis in Japanese of the text Umi. written by Dazai Osamu. There´s still another month to go until my third summer working at the hospital starts yet again. Which will result in money for decorating the new apartment  back in Västerås. Which I´ll return to in mid august at latest in time for the fall term.

It´s been two and a half weeks since I came back home to Sweden, after a year and a half in Japan. It´s been fairly well, the adjusting process went fine. And I´ve had the chance to meet at least most of the lately neglected yet not forgotten relatives.

I´ve not read anything as of late, although I´d love to get my hands on the Morganville series, which is sadly in storage for at least a while longer. I plan on moving my things back to Västerås during the first of July, and then return to Strängnäs by the fifth due to work. hopefully I´ll be able to get things sorted by then.

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I´m glad to be back in Sweden, but I´m also grateful to everyone back in Japan. Especially Lin, and Emi & Hitomi. I´m waiting eagerly for Lin´s visit in December and hopefully I´ll see more of you as time goes by.

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The 6 month mark and Kamakura

Today, July the 10th marks my first half-year here in Japan, 6 months that has gone by ridiculously fast and each and every one of them is filled with their fair share of memories, I figured that I should share two events that happened recently, one being the trip to Kamakura and Yokohama, and two being the day before yesterday´s dinner party with some Japanese friends who I couldn´t be happier over having.

June the 30th was spent with my friend Kaku in Kamakura followed by Yokohama, We left really early in the morning and we were´t home until late, Kamakura lies along the ocean, which was one of the areas that I liked the most, but there´s also plenty of temples to visit, we went to three and they were all really beautiful, one of them is the home of the famous giant buddha statue that can be seen in some of the pictures below.

After Kamakura, we took the train to Yokohama, which lies directly below Tokyo. We first visited China Town which was really beautiful at dusk. We ate some Chinese food which I love, I´m awful at remembering the names though but I do love Chinese cooking over Japanese:) After China Town, we went to the river side where you can see the ferries wheel and everything.

Last weekend was spent at a Japanese friend named Atsuko´s house in Chiba, with a group of friends who I´ve been meeting a lot for the past 2 months since I first met them.

It was a “hot dog party”,  But we all brought a little bit of everything and then we had a really great day:) I came with some grapes and cherries for dessert.

The photo below is of Asami trying to teach me a song on the flute, it was confusing but I got it eventually:)

I´ll include the gallery below, in no particular order at all what so ever, and I´m sorry for barely writing anything lately:)