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Packing for my trip to Japan!

Right now, I’m in the middle of packing for my trip to Japan which I’m leaving for on Monday~ It’s hard to pack because I’m only going for ten days and I want to take EVERYTHING with me!

Here’s an explanation as to what I’m doing in Japan and why I’m going since I don’t think I really told anyone… Whoops!

Also this post is going to be long! But since I haven’t really posted this summer, I think you guys deserve it ;P

This trip is called the Tomodachi Inouye Scholars Program. It takes 23 students and 2 professors each from 4 different universities to Japan to bridge relations between the Japanese and the U.S. after what had happened with the tsunami and earthquake. (Here‘s the official site for it).

One of the professors from my school brought this program to my school to have people apply to go. It was really competitive! This was because 130 people applied for the 23 spots!

Since there were so many people applying, we had an application process first and then 50 people were chosen to be interviewed. Out of all those people, they choose the finalists to be able to go on the trip!  And I was one of those people!

I’m so honored that I was one of the people that they chose and I’m super excited to be able to go!

When I’m there, I’ll be traveling to Tokyo and Hiroshima! We’ll be visiting some sites in both places (like temples and museums) and meeting some students from the partner universities: Showa Women’s University and Hiroshima University.

My Main Goals While Traveling

  • Speak in Japanese as much as I can!
    • I’ve studied Japanese for 7 years and my weak point is speaking so I need the practice!
  • Meet as many Japanese students as I can
    • This kind of goes with the speaking part because I need someone to talk with. Out of everyone going on the trip, I’m the only one that can speak Japanese! So I definitely need to find Japanese people to talk with!
  • Go to Harajuku and go to ALL the shops!
    • I’ve been obsessed with Harajuku and Japanese street fashion so this is a definite must do on my list. I was looking at our itinerary though and I saw that some students from Showa Women’s University will be taking us there and I’m so excited that I won’t have to beg anyone to take me!

What I’ll Be Looking For

  • Anything to do with Attack on Titan or Tokyo Ghoul!
    • Especially Tokyo Ghoul right now because it’s my new obsession! I just finished reading what’s been translated so far and it’s sooo good! I definitely recommend it~~
  • Manga in Japanese
  • Any street fashion person I follow so I can take a picture with them!
    • This means: Minori and Elleanor. They’re the only ones I can think of at the moment~

Anyways I think that’s it for this post right now. Maybe I’ll do one or two more before I leave but I’m not sure right now. If not, I’ll be posting a TON when I get back so you can look forward to that! (And I get back on August 7th)

It’s kind of been a while…

So its been about two weeks since I last posted and it’s because of the amount of schoolwork I’ve had to do. It’s been crazy because all my teachers decided to pile things up on the last weeks of school.

At the moment I have a Japanese test and composition for tomorrow, a paper due Monday and two due on Tuesday. I would so rather not be doing this and I just can’t wait for the semester to end already.

I haven’t been able to keep up with what I wanted to do for this season at all and because of that I had to make a tough decision. I will finish working on and writing about the series I’ve already written about which would be:

  • Selector Infected WIXOSS
  • Fairy Tail
  • Akuma no Riddle
  • Mahou Shoujo Taisen (Magica Wars)
  • Captain Earth
  • Brynhildr into Darkness
  • Kamigami no Asobi
  • Soredemo Sekai Utsukushii
  • One Week Friends
  • Mahou Koukou no Rettousei
  • No Game, No Life
  • Atelier: Escha & Logy

So after May 20th, expect to get many posts!! I also have so much I want to do this summer with this blog!

I’ll give another update about what I’ve been doing and what I’ll be going to do next week so you can look forward to that!

Just a side note, I binge read the Attack on Titan manga (I had already watched the series) and now I’m even more hooked than I was before! Because of that, I made an SNK tumblr blog that you can see here.

I really want it to be an interactive blog so please feel free to send me asks with questions or requests!

My Tumblr Page!

Okay so this is my last post for a couple days (I do have other posts I’m working on at the moment)!

I started working on my tumblr page and I’ve been starting to look for GIFs/photosets of the anime’s I have caught up to.

So far I’ve only reblogged Akuma no Riddle stuff but that’s the only anime I’ve watched all the episodes that have come out.

I’m working on trying to put a search bar on my tumblr so it’ll be easier to search for things, but for now it has to wait because it’s almost the end of the school year for me!!

Anyways, if you’d like to check out my tumblr, you can find it here~

Enjoy!

P.S. And for now on, whenever I post a personal update, I’ll be using Deadmaster for the default header just because using ‘Blog Update’ is getting kind of annoying to me

My Other Sites

So I thought I would post the other sites that I’m on that you can find me at~

Tumblr

(This is my tumblr that is linked with this wordpress. This is where I’m going to keep my posts/GIFs/photosets of all the anime I’m watching.)

Personal Tumblr

(This is exactly as it says~ It’s my personal tumblr that reblog whatever on.)

Facebook Page

(I don’t post much on this page to be honest. I’m going to be focusing more on the tumblr linked to this site until I feel like I can put more attention to this page. For now, every time I post it will end up on that page so you can use it to keep up with when I post.)

Blog Update/Tadoku Contest

Just a quick blog update! So I’ve been away for a time because of my university work. It’s been keeping me busy unfortunately so I haven’t had time to really watch anything and review it.

I had started writing a review for 言の葉の庭 (The Garden of Words) which was beautiful, but I won’t be able to finish the review until I get all my work this week done.

But it’s just one week until my spring break and then its Anime Boston so there will be a lot of updates then!

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On another note, I’ve been taking Japanese language courses again and I’ve joined the Japanese Language Club at my school. I’m also going to be participating in one of my friend’s research projects about helping students of Japanese learn outside of the classroom.

One of the things I’ll be doing for the project is the Tadoku Contest which is a Japanese reading competition. For every page of a book or a manga, you get a certain amount of points (Manga’s get less points because they’re a little bit easier since they have pictures).

I believe if you get the most points, you get a prize so it’ll be a lot of fun!

It starts on March 15th and you can sign up here on their site (you need to have a Twitter account though): http://readmod.com/

Let me know how you do if you decide to do the contest! Hopefully I can make it to my goal!