Thursday, November 28, 2013

November is coming to a close...

...brace yourselves, Christmas is coming! 

And, Japan is actually, ACTUALLY getting a bit colder. But still, for a Norwegian such as myself, I still won't admit that it's cold, just colder. Ah, the winter pride of a Norwegian when in warmer climates. I have found the perfect winter jacket, that will keep me warm not only here in Tokyo, but also nice and toasty when I get back to Norway! ...But I can't afford it. Maybe I can get it as an early Christmas present, anyone? *COUGHCOUGH*

I haven't done much lately. School, being home, going out with Emilie~
The end of the semester is slowly (?) coming to a close. And with that, my stay here in Japan will be over. I have started thinking about plane tickets home, what stuff I should pack or throw away, how long I should stay after uni ends... Sigh. There's so much to think about! And when I do get home, where do I go from there? First of all I need to get a job as quickly as possible, so I can get my own place! But what kind of job? And where would I live? Oslo? Trondheim? Northern parts of Norway out in the middle of nowhere?
The latter is seriously concidered, btw. I would love to live in a small house with a pet, and lots of room to use for hobbies. But, I don't have a driver's license so I will be stuck in said house..
One thing is for sure; I'm never ever ever going back to Bergen.

Some pictures from November~

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New boots from GLAD NEWS. I luv em.
From Waseda University Festival. 
The traditional Christmas Colonel from KFC in Shimokitazawa
Class on ancient kanjis
Party Hard at Bar PSY with Emilie and Eva!
Kabuki with my culture class. Beautiful scene curtain!
Evening at Takanobaba
Illumination outside Shinjuku Station
Autumn has finally come to Waseda University :)
Thank you for looking!

Friday, November 15, 2013

October; In short

October is where everything went to hell and back. 

God, so much paperwork, stress about class registration, mountains of homework even before class had started and a head that kept telling me that I wasn't not good enough to deal with all this. On top of this, a family situation occured that sent me even further down. And myself. And (almost) everybody else. I kinda wanted to go home to Norway.
It wasn't a good start.. 

But. BUT.
This month was also a happy one as well, because this was the month my friend Emilie moved to Tokyo! 
So we're hanging out quite a lot, which makes me happy! 

We went as matching dead/zombie school girls for Halloween, and we went to both the Tokyo Decadance Halloween party, and the less pretentious celebration at Bar Psy a week later! We got a surprising amount of "KAWAIII" comments instead of "omfg what the hell" comments from stranges out in the streets, hehe. Had a lot of fun, but can't wait until next year, when I'll (hopefully) have the time to make my own costume from scratch!

Emilie, me and randoms at Bar Psys Halloween celebration... yeah.
I played a lot of Skyrim
I played a lot of Pokemon, and ate Mos Burger frequently (I still do)
I also started drawing again! 

So even though it started out as a bumpy ride, it has become better. A lot better, actually! I have plans, very vague plans nontheless, about posting a bit about a class I'm taking this semester. It's a traditional culture class, where we practice different Japanese traditional culture. It's very entertaining, and I learn a lot. It would be fun to blog about what I've learned!

November so far is good, halfway through, and it'S ALMOST CHRISTMAS LSKVHFL UEONGDJL
[Internal screaming]

September; In short.

September was really fun, but turned out kinda expensive... haha.

My friend Connie from Norway came to Tokyo in September~!

Things we did:






And that's about it. For several times a week, for four weeks. 

I didn't go far beyond my monthly budget.... until.... my MacBook Air died. After just 6 months of use, it decided to leave this world. It was a hand-me-down computer though, and it had a lot of overheating problems, so I guess it didn't really come as a shock. Anyway, I needed a new computer, and that fast. The Mac died just four days before the fall semester started, so I panicked a bit. I ended up buying a HP laptop computer, that also could run Skyrim. I've been wanting a proper computer that I've bought with my own money for a long time, so I guess this was it! I've always had hand-me-downs that were ready to lay down and die..So it feels good, man. Unfortunately, I did have files on my Mac that I didn't back up, so there are some videos, pictures or documents I'll never see again.

This is my new baby:

We also went to FujiQ Highland! IT.WAS.AWESOME. 
Aaaah this was the third time I've been there, and I managed to get on several rides, in all 10 times! Supah nice.

View of mt. Fuji from train.

Takabisha, meaning High flying car. Quite fitting.

In line for the crazy Eejanaika 
...illuminated Christmas tree in September? Japan.

So yeah. September was really eventful, which is the reason (I guess) why I have neglected my blog completely.

Uni is super busy as usual, but it's just recently that i started getting used to it again, so now I have more time for hobbies and blogging!

Have a nice weekend everybody!