4/25/2016 – 原宿; Old Friends, Old Hangouts; New Contacts, New Discoveries

Today, I met up with my old host sister from my high school days. At the time, I really couldn’t speak much more than very, very basic Japanese. Like my listening comprehension was pretty much nonexistent. I had been studying in high school for three years, but I really did not pay attention senior year … More 4/25/2016 – 原宿; Old Friends, Old Hangouts; New Contacts, New Discoveries

Week One (3/12-3/19) |「怖い」ということ

Weirdly enough, I wasn’t nervous at all about flying. I had just made one international trip about a month prior. I have four decent friends and a handful of acquaintances in Tokyo. I was flying with a friend. I had what a language guide would call “survival Japanese” – if an earthquake or a fire broke out I could understand the directions. Or, less drastically, I could order food and ask where the bathroom was.

However that didn’t necessarily prepare me for the two types of 怖い that I experienced within 24 hours of landing in Japan. … More Week One (3/12-3/19) |「怖い」ということ