I’m back :)

Okey, here I am… back in Japan! I wasn’t sure if I was going to continue with my blogging, but I kind of like sharing some of my adventures with you all…

I left Japan in January this year and returned to a very cold Sweden. After many years of studies (a total of nearly 20 years counting from the age of 6) I finally only had a few credits left that i needed to take at Gothenburg university. Hopefully, I have passed all my exams this spring and can now start preparing for my final masters thesis this fall. Since I want to write my thesis on Sweden-Japan relations, I decided to come back and do my research from here 🙂

I am now living in one of the most central parts of Tokyo and loving it just as much as i did the last time 🙂

では、日本に帰ります。
いま渋谷に住んでいます。
この夏から論文を書き始めたい。
東京に再び住むのは楽しい。

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Hair Cut

Before I tell you more about my trip last week, I wanna upload some pics of my new hair cut. I have Watanabe Hair Dressing to thank for the cut and also the awesome styling. It took just over 3 hours and I don’t think that my head has ever been that pampered… neck massage was also included =)

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Trip to Kyoto

We have had our autumn break this week. A couple of friends of mine and I decided to go on a trip to Kyoto. This is why my updates have been scarce.

The majority of the group went by night bus, but Jamie and I felt like we wanted to splurge and took the Bullet Train (Shinkansen) instead. The bus ride took approx eight hours and the train just over two 🙂 Luxury !!

Day one

Jamie and I took the 6 o’clock train from Shinagawa Station Tokyo and arrived in Kyoto two hours later. We started our adventure at the Kinkaku-ji temple. Since we were there so early we avoided the worst of the tourist rush. Instead we shared the temple with middle school and high school students on field trips.

In a matter of minutes students started coming up to me with questions. One group handed me their English Text Book and asked me if I could give them a message of peace. I was completely taken aback and looked at Jamie for some inspiration. The message I wrote goes as follows: It does not matter what language you speak, just smile…

Yeah! There is a lot of truth in that!

Please enjoy the pictures below.

こんしゅう、わたしたちは秋のやすみがあります。

ジェイミーさんとわたしはとともに新幹線が京都にいきました。

そのしゃしんて京都。

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Tokyo Designers Week

Yesterday, Moein and I went to Tokyo Designers Week. Moein is studying to become an architect at Musashino University and they had an exhibition that he wanted me to see. He and his classmates had developed a type of roof that folds out when it’s sunny and retracts when it’s cloudy.

As a Swede I do not agree with this concept at all, but I accept that everybody is not a sun junkie like I =)

We also met a Swedish couple that had designed a type of wallpaper, which could be used for about everything.

Down below you will find my Japanese translation of this post. It has taken me about an hour to translate this, so please be kind 🙂

きのう、わたしとわたしのともだちモエインは, Tokyo Designers Week にいきました。

モエインはだいがくのせんもんがアーキテクチャべんきょうします。

わたしはたのした。

(This truly is an awesome translation if you ask me)

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Cultural exchange

Today something pretty exciting happened on the subway. I got on the train to Tamachi Station and sat down next to an older woman. From the moment I sat down I picked up my textbook in Japanese to try and cram in some homework prior to class. I have a lot of vocab to memorize at the moment. I glanced over at the woman next to me. She was reading a book on Basic English Conversation.

After a while, the woman gathered up some courage and asked me in English if I am a student here. I answered in Japanese that I am a college student. Throughout the train ride we switched back and forth between the two languages and I think that we both had a really good time.

I just love Japan =)

 

 

Halloween baby

Igår firade vi Halloween här i Japan. Det var verkligen helt otroligt roligt. Hela Tokyo förvandlades till en enda stor maskerad och jag var inte sen att hänga på. Juridiken till ära var jag utklädd till nörd!

Som ni ser har jag övat på mitt posande :p

Moein and Rina are cool as usual!

私たち友達です =)

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