Saturday, 27 September 2014

I moved to Japan! | Update

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The first shrine (jinja) I've seen

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Combini (corner shop) ramen /// Daiso buys (these two were around under £1 together (!)

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Raisin bread for breakfast, literally so delicious // Fruit sandwiches! 

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Nagasaki udon, which was interesting // Pocky that was more chocolate than bread stick

So, an explanation for the long blogging absence! I've moved to Tokyo for study abroad for a year, and the month before my family moved to the coast so I've been super busy. I've been in Japan for 4 days now and it's amazing, very different to England. Some first observations are that there are very few bins around in public but the streets are uber clean, there's pretty much no littering in Tokyo at all as people would feel ashamed if others saw them dropping rubbish - something we could maybe learn from! Also you can pretty much find a cute  version of anything - I bought a mini kettle yesterday (it's literally smaller than my head) and it's pretty adorbs.

 I've been dashing around buying things for my room (experienced Japanese Ikea already), and using vending machines like nobody's business. I've also discovered I don't like grape flavoured things in Japan, and that regardless of how good you think your Japanese is before you leave, you will probably spent quite a lot of time smiling and nodding and having absolutely no idea what the cashier just asked you. I also had an interesting experience trying to flush a loo at Narita airport, managed to make the loo do a flushing noise (so people can't hear you pee) multiple times but couldn't find the flush button so gave up haha.

It is ridiculously humid (and mosquito-y) as Japanese summer isn't quite over so after leaving a pretty autumnal England I am having a seasonal wardrobe crisis, and having to go sans foundation as it just melts off my face. I'm off to study for my placement test in the Japanese language classes, more soon! xx

19 comments:

Lyndsay ♡ said...

Wow, looks amazing! Those noodles look delicious, and fruit sandwiches, haha!
you are so brave, I'd be terrified getting about on my own over there!

Looking forward to hearing more about your adventures!

Lyndsay | Fizzy Peaches

Jing-Jing said...

Congrats on your move and good luck with your studies! Can't wait to hear more about your new life in Japan ^^

Georgie said...

I am here with 3 other coursemates which makes it a bit better! Thanks for your comment xx

Georgie said...

Thank you! ^^

Sophie said...

Wow, what an amazing experience - so jealous!

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Georgie said...

Thanks! ^^

Barbara Bermond said...

You gotta be so happy to be living in Japan, nice post!

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Gail J said...

I'm happy for you! And so jelly that you're in Japan!


Manc is great! I'm quite love it :)


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tia_cherie said...

Wow this is such big news especially since you have been interested in Japan for as long as I can remember. I hope you keep us updated.
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Winnie_dc said...

Ah this is so exciting and I am definitely excited to see more posts on your year in Japan. I am so desperate to visit. I know what you mean about thinking your language is ok and then feel a bit blank when cashiers speak to you. Even though Cantonese Chinese is my second language, whenever I go back to HK, I tend to have to listen harder when I first arrive!

Mathilde Julie said...

YOU ARE SO LUCKY!! I can't wait to see more pictures from Japan! I would love to taste those fruit sandwiches, haha! :D

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Thais gomes said...

good luck hun! Hope u have a great time!

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Georgie said...

Its pretty exciting not gonna lie, and thanks! xx

Georgie said...

Thank you! And glad you're enjoying manc, it's such a great city!

Georgie said...

It's quite a change for me! I will try and update as much a possible ^ ^

Georgie said...

I'm so jealous you're bilingual, I feel like language learning must be so much easier as a child!

Georgie said...

Thank you! And I will see if I can find any more varieties of fruit sandwiches haha, they are quite an odd taste though :p

Georgie said...

Thank you! x

Lunie said...

Beautiful pictures ^^
I miss Japan a lot :3

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