Am I really reviving this blog?
I know it has been awhile. But, not much was happening for me. Or I was too involved in everyday life that when the time to rest came, I wouldn’t do much. It was one of the main reasons why I privatized this blog. I didn’t like seeing inactive on the web like so many blogs.
But I have a reason to revive it. I don’t know how consistent I will be. Or how well written it will be. I will try to just write what comes in my mind and only correct the grammatical errors (to the best of my abilities haha). Maybe a change of style will help me keep this blog alive.
I am currently on my fifth day in Japan! I am doing a one-semester study abroad to improve my Japanese. I hope I get to learn new Japanese and become more comfortable with the language.
To be honest, I’m personally not living the famous honeymoon phase. Maybe because I keep thinking about what I need for my nest I mean home. Maybe it’s because I have already been in Japan. Maybe because I bawled my eyes out on the way to the airport realizing I was going to be away from home for so long and I’ll have to make my own “responsible adult” decisions and I kinda know what I’m getting into but not really. And my pink-coloured glasses got slapped out of my face when I was having my first conversation in Japanese and based my understanding on less than 10% of what the other said. But I’m here to reach a 100%, right?… Maybe closer to 50%.
I have been buying only basic items at the moment. Except for this adorable cushion from a cute shop I wish I could bring back to Canada (only the cushion but I wouldn’t mind the whole shop too)! So simple but makes me feel at home somehow. Maybe because it’s the first home interior thing I bought.
I feared everything would be crazy expensive and that I would cringe at every price I would see but it’s not so bad. I thought I was being delusional but talking to my parents confirmed my impression. Canadian lifestyle prepared me well for living in the expensive Tokyo apparently. I jumped a bit when I saw grapes at ¥1,200 the package and thought, “Well it’s not on sale so it makes sense…” So everything is average price for me. Yeah for coming from an expensive city… I guess I need to know how to read flyers in Japanese.
And the Internet is such a steal! What the… Canada! I swear mobile companies are bleeding us! D:<
I already had my hermit day, so I’ll try exploring the area tomorrow before we jump on the school preparation wagon again.
Thanks for reading!
Living in Japan—Week 1