Saturday, November 19, 2011

Tired Vlogs

During the last week I had my written diary abducted by my English teacher for Japanese translation.  From that the tired vlogs have started.  What are the tired vlogs?  Vlogs released intermittently usually shot at night... when I am tired.  You should get some sleep too.

Check out more tired vlogs on my youtube channel.

Kendo Match

So a few weeks ago (sorry) I went to my first Kendo match.  Although this time I just watched around December I have my first match. :3

There are more Kendo videos on my youtube channel.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Nagoya Trip

Ok first I would just like to apologize to those following me as it has been awhile since my last post.  It's not that I don't have blog content (I have a lot actually) but its difficult to make time to post.  So in the next few days I am going to try to get it out on here.   This trip was actually 10/15/11 just for fyi.

After the 1 month AFS Orientation the AFS Nagoya Minami (South Nagoya) exchange students (that's my friends and I) decided we wanted to do some sight seeing in Nagoya, however other exchange students joined us.  Rebecaa (Portugal) who is staying in Nagoya acted as our guide as we ventured through the large city.

Right to left: Rebecca, Mulyani
Right to left: Maria, Eni

 After we arrived in Osu we did some window shopping, Clothing is really expensive in Japan but in second hand shops it is dirt cheap.  Osu is popular among college students and high school students because of all the different shops and styles there.  I like it because there are a lot of second hand shops.
Here is a Japanese Idol store in Osu

Am trying to make blob members jealous

Look there is even a sale

This red shirt is not Pj's
 For some reason in fashion America and England/ English is popular... I am not sure why but because of this a lot of expressions and sayings are misinterpreted or just plain don't make sense.
I don't get it..
 Osu is interesting because its modern but also traditional at the same time.  These kinds of things passing by were kind of common.
 Some music.
They wore 4 inch sandals it looked difficult and very tiring

I thought it was an interesting picture
 In Osu there is a famous temple that worships all religions, I would have gone in but it was 6 dollars just to go in.. and usually your suppose to make a donation at the alter too so I waited outside.
I think that's a buta

Here is the temple and Miao taking a photo of us (minus me)

At the restaurant were we had lunch you can write your wishes these strips of paper and place then where ever you like, on the paper there is a carp.. when I saw this one I just had to take a picture.

This is the exact time when I found out that steve Jobs died... my reaction "Oh.. how interesting" (thoughts of the future of Apple)
I thought the apples were sweet though
At Nagoya Bus terminal
This guy was funny

I was asked if I wanted to wear one of them and have my picture taken, I declined regretfully
The next following pictures were for a Pokemon event for DS's I took the photos for friends but I is probably over now.

On the top of Nagoya Bus terminal there is this little fountain so I took some photos.

I liked the colors... what?

We decided not to ride it do to the time and expense

That green line is a giant laser but I don't know where it came from.
My desk

My newest addition to my desk (wanted the one on the right but couldn't get it with out the girl >.>)

Nagoya Tower
All in all I had a really great time, I didn't get to go to a maid cafe or check out any anime shops but I still had a great time.  The cost of living is really high in Japan and so its difficult to do any shopping but its still a great place and I know we only explored a small portion of Nagoya.  I hope I can get to explore it again some day when I have more money and more time.  I look forward to the Akiharaba Trip.

Saturday, October 15, 2011


So a little while ago I went to Denpark.  I had no idea what it was but I was invited by my LP so I thought sure what the heck.  Turns out Denpark is a Denmark themed...park.  Get it? yea...

The person next to me is an english teacher from Thailand, she doesnt speak any Japanese so she stuck around me.
My LP and her Husband.
Holly cow, oh wait thats not holly.
So there are a few of these, just a few of the plants here in Denpark and apparently Denmark.
Huge water lilys.
Periodicly my photographer side of me takes hold.

I thought this was a cool looking building.

Denpark is famous for its pumpkins.  Especially during Halloween.
I don't know.
This was cute.  I think it would be fun to do back home or show Miss. Metz

Turned out inside the building was an Art exhibit.... and legos.
Not very secret if it has a sign... just saying.

Thought these arches were cool.
This is my new favorite flower.  It's meaning in english is Cat Whiskers.

I am proud of this one, considering the equipment I was using.
 Best Grass I have ever seen.

I didn't know the name of these, does anyone else know?

Was a nice sunny day.
 Behind me is a large Clock.
 I think Denpark was aimed towards kids.
And a large windmill.

The park was pretty but was very hot.  We all had ice cream at the creamery (best name for it) afterwards we went to a ramen shop for lunch.  Which was great. I had a good time, and I enjoyed the flowers.