The 17th marked an important milestone. Then again, “milestone” is probably the best way to put it. I’d personally call it “yaaaaaassssss”. For you see, the 17th marked the day of formalities before I officially became accepted into the MEXT undergraduate program. MEXT Undergraduate Program: 4 years of university with 1 year of language preparatory … More “Go to Japan!” ordered the government (Recap Diary #2)
Sorry about the delay in updates, I’ve recently returned back to America for a bit to visit the parents and renew my Japanese visa. Actually, I flew back on the 8th (the trash post was done from the airport, bless the free wifi). It’s been awfully hectic here with me trying to squeeze as much … More Back Home (Recap Diary #1)
Nobody quite does trash like the Japanese do. Attribute it to their cleanliness or their lack of landfill real-estate, there’s a meticulous system that every Japanese person has ingrained into them from childhood. A foreigner will always find it a chore to remember all the rules. On an everyday basis, you get used to it. … More Sodai Gomi: Please take away my bed
I absolutely adore sweets. Pastries, candies, cakes, you name it. If it’s sugar-packed and cutely crafted then I’m eating it, no exceptions, so maybe that’s the actual reason I came to Japan. I don’t know… I haven’t noticed. Looking for snacks is one of the main reasons I browse convenience stores. Tonight was no exception. A … More Hokkaido Special: Roasted Sweet Potato
Let’s step away from the hustle and bustle of Tokyo’s nightlife for a second. As fun as late night drinking is, you can’t always be downing liquid courage. Sometimes you just need a breather. Instead of Tokyo’s nightlife, we’re going to take at look at the Night Scene.
Japan is organized. It’s hard to argue with that viewpoint, and it’s obvious why. If Japanese culture wasn’t based on systematization how could the country possibly crank out the likes of World Order? The beauty of top MMA fighters in business suits. And yet, I think Japan feels more like organized chaos.
The first time I set foot in Japan was fittingly on April Fool’s Day. That was also the first time I saw a cherry blossom tree in person, albeit the only thing between the tree and me was a few inches of thick airport window glass and several miles of runway, but at least my … More What’s an Ex-Otaku?