Hello everyone! Sorry I have been inactive for a few days, there was a bit going on. Friday one of Japan’s banks came to the school and we were able to fill out applications for it so we have a way to pay rent and such once we get our own places. … More The not so calm, before the storm
So I have officially been in Japan for 1 week, and let me tell you, it’s been an amazing week so far. Already I have noticed a significant improvement in my use of the little Japanese that I know, and I pick more and more up every day thanks to my host family. … More The adventure continues.
Hey everyone, hope you had a great weekend! Saturday I hung around and studied a bit of math, though after taking the placement test today, I don’t think it helped much. Sunday was a busy day, my host family’s daughter, Yoko (who thankfully speaks pretty good english), and I went to Asakusa to see the last day of the Sanja Matsuri festival. … More Sanja Matsuri Festival
So its the end of the week, I’ve officially been in Japan for 2 days now, and what a great time it has been so far! Orientation was quick today, only 3 hours long. Then I treated myself to a delicious bowl of ramen and ice cold Kirin. … More Friday Summary
こんばんは! And what an exciting day it was. Student orientation went on without a hitch. Lots of good information, during which they had us speak to the person in charge of whatever Major we had put on our application. … More Day 1: Orientation of the Adventure
Oh boy, what can I say. I knew it was going to be a struggle knowing as little Japanese as I do, but I had hoped they spoke more English. They definitely have a better grasp on English than I do Japanese though. … More First night with my host family.
Hello everyone, and welcome to my blog. First off, a little about myself. My name is Brad and I just finished up 6 years in the USAF last November. During my time in I spent time in Louisiana, South Korea, and Italy. Ever since I was young I watched a lot of anime and have had a general fascination with Japan and their culture/way of life, but it wasn’t until I took a vacation there and explored that I really fell in love with the country and knew I wanted to live there. … More A new journey begins…
Hey everyone! Holy shit, I can’t believe it’s been 2 months since I last posted an update, I guess time really does fly when you’re busy writing essays and learning a new language. I’m not gonna cover everything, just give a brief update of how this summer semester has gone for me. First off, let … More Intermission: Summer Break
So here I sit, at an Irish pub, with my first Guinness, at the end of the first week of college here in Japan. Coming into this, I really didn’t know too much of what to expect; going to college after a 10 year hiatus, and doing it in a foreign country. I didn’t want … More The end of the beginning
Unfortunately I don’t have time for a full post tonight, but let me just say, Sanja Matsuri festival was pretty legit. I have a bunch of pics and video to go through tomorrow after my placement tests, then I’ll make a real post about today’s events. I’m looking forward to doing terrible on the tests … More Quick update