Monday, May 6, 2013

My life so far and stuff I miss/don't miss about Norway

It's getting late and I'm jacked up on too much chocolate, so why not take advantage of the situation and write a blog post? I feel I've been "boring" you with entries with photos only, and very few stories to tell you, so here's me, trying to come up with something to write. 

Yes, this will be rambly. You have been warned ;) 

I've been having a great time in Golden week, both with and without friends. I've had days where I don't feel like meeting people, and there has been days where I couldn't get out of my room fast enough! 
I really enjoy being by myself, just watching youtube videos, making clothing and/or accessories, drawing or just listening to music and getting lost in my own thoughts and discussions that will never happen. But this can be kind of a trap for me when I'm here, because I could lose contact with people so fast! So maybe over the summer I'll get even more friends, get my tush out there in the city and have more fun! 

Last Saturday, I was super social! During the day I was with friends from my dorm at the Fuji-Q Highland theme park, with the famous Horror hospital, the scariest haunted house in the world. I didn't go to that one, but the other rides we took were soo much fun! I actually bought the picture from the Eejanaika roller coaster, but... I'm not putting that thing online, it was so hideous!! I almost started crying from laughter, I just had to get it ヽ(*・ω・)ノ
After coming back to Tokyo that night, I went straight to my friends Natashas house, to 
meet her fiance and friends, to drink and have a good time! :) It was indeed a good time, I 
certinately felt it the day after, hehe.

The classes have started again, as Golden Week is over.. It was easier than I thought! I 
actually woke up ten minutes before the alarm was supposed to go off.. I never went off, so 
I was lucky, hehe.
It was nice to start talking in Japanese again, I have actually spoken more English since I 
got here, instead of Japanese. I know I know, shame shame. I still feel very insecure when it
comes to speaking Japanese, but I'm certinately more confident than I was just half a year 

So far I have been loving my life here, with some ups and downs of course. I'm not looking 
forward to the day I get really, really homesick, because I know that when that day comes, 
I can't do anything about it. Or moreover, I don't want to do anything about it, because I want 
to become even more independent from my country/family/friends, and get out of my comfort
zone more often! So far there are of course things I really, REALLY miss about Norway, and 
there are things that I'd just prefer not to see ever again when I return. I'm just going to write 
lists on what I miss and don't miss, since I love lists. Yes.

Stuff that I miss regarding food stuffs: 

  • Milk that doesn't smell/taste funny
  • Gilde sausages
  • Freia / Nidar Candy (CHOCOLATE.)
  • Max Boller
  • Bread that doesn't look like a half done strawberry short cake. 
  • Tap water
Stuff I miss in general:
  • My friends and family, of course
  • The Norwegian language, with little to no language barriers
  • Norwegian Television (acutally, yes.. I'm surprised myself)
  • Snow
  • Finding pants/shorts in my size (Yes, I'm actually a bit too big here, for the cool brands..)
  • No smoking in restaurants/bars

Stuff I don't miss about Norway:
  • Norwegian prices
  • Regulations on when you're allowed to buy alcohol (Thank you konbinis!)
  • Lack of politiness (Even though, in Japan the politeness absolutely not always heartfelt, but at least it's common coutresy)
  • Never, ever finding a bra in my size that's nice-looking and under 1000NOK
  • Littering, EVERYWHERE.
These are a few of my miss/don't miss, I will probably do another with next year, right before I actually go home.. Will be interesting to see what the differences are :) 

Wow this is turning out to be a long post, so I'm not sure what to do now.
I tried to upload a picture, but it only turns out black. Blacker than the darkest of nights. Shoot.

I think I'm going to bed, it's way past my bedtime, even though I don't have class tomorrow! lol


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