10/29/2016

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For 5 month, I have been washing my hair with nothing but water.
Well, I tried to.            
In my no poo post, where I explained my motivations and ideas for this project, I said that I would post an update around 2 month from this day. Now, a slightly longer time has passed and I will tell you about my experience.

10/23/2016

Hello, everyone.
Recently, I have embarked on a new studying adventure, studying Brazilian Portuguese. Although this is technically the 4th language, I am studying to speak, it is the 2nd, its studying I can completely steer on my own, as opposed to languages, you study in school. The first language, I consciously studies on my own, was Japanese, but the part, I studied, is forgettable small compared to what I learned when I actually spoke and used this language in Japan, thus, I don't think it is really comparable.

10/21/2016

 Recently, I purchased a headset. I did not want to have to address other family members every time I wanted to call somebody on skype and buying a headset was the easiest option available. So, I went to a local electronic shop and purchased the cheapest headset available.
At home, while unpacking the thing, I got to realize something.

10/17/2016

Last week, I was on a school trip in Berlin. Since Berlin in an enormously big and interesting city, we enjoyed an enormously lot of sightseeing. Well most of the time, our smartphones enjoyed the sightseeing, being held up above everyone's heads, having photos taken of more or less everything, being carried to every single step of the sightseeing.

10/16/2016

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I was in Japan as an exchange student. And wrote diary; approximately three pages every single day. As I think it may be interesting translating the thoughts of an exchange student in Japan, I'm now going to do this. 
Some background information:
I was in Japan from March to July 2015(4 1/2 month). I lived in Chiba with a host family. 
I went there with the organization WYS (Word Youth Society).
Here we go.
(The text written in italics are comments I added in retrospect)

travel2japan #87 2 obentos
Real date: June, 5th, Friday

Today morning, I got up at half past 5, got ready and made some stuff. Breakfast was tasty. Because I will send the letter today, I will not go to calligraphy club. Wakari san told me, that she will be home at 12 pm tonight. This is late! So, dinner will be obentos (lunch boxes) <3. Wakari san will be home at  9 pm. I am really looking forward to today! Life in Japan is wonderful. <3
On the way to school, I thought about possible questions, I could ask. Somehow, I realized that I had never really looked at the houses around me on my way to school. I thought that all of them very beautiful and I wanted to take photos of all of them. What made them the most beautiful was, that each one told a story and was individual and had special people living inside them.

10/15/2016

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I was in Japan as an exchange student. And wrote diary; approximately three pages every single day. As I think it may be interesting translating the thoughts of an exchange student in Japan, I'm now going to do this. 
Some background information:
I was in Japan from March to July 2015(4 1/2 month). I lived in Chiba with a host family. 
I went there with the organization WYS (Word Youth Society).
Here we go.
(The text written in italics are comments I added in retrospect)

travel2japan #86
Real date: June, 4th, Thursday
Today was a really good day. In the morning, I kind of woke up a little before 5am but dozed in bed until 6 am. Breakfast was tasty and I spoke a lot with Kouta san. While changing clothes, I thought about the questions, I want to ask today, what was not that difficult. I noted them down in my smartphone. I was in my room, when Wakari san shouted: "We are leaving, Hopey" and shut the front door. I was frightened that they would leave without me and hurried up to get outside. We left together and I arrived at school early.

10/14/2016

I was in Japan as an exchange student. And wrote diary; approximately three pages every single day. As I think it may be interesting translating the thoughts of an exchange student in Japan, I'm now going to do this. 
Some background information:
I was in Japan from March to July 2015(4 1/2 month). I lived in Chiba with a host family. 
I went there with the organization WYS (Word Youth Society).
Here we go.
(The text written in italics are comments I added in retrospect)

travel2japan #85
Real date: June, 3rd, Wednesday

Yesterday evening, I was so tired, that I felt asleep before I had finished written diary. Today morning, I found my smartphone next to my bed (not where it usually is during nighttime), what isn't good. My alarm rang at 5 am but since I was so tired, I slept until 6:15 am. I chatted a little with Wakari san and ate breakfast. Today's breakfast consisted of bread, vegetable juice, scrambled eggs, water melon and tomatoes. It was tasty, but for some reason, my stomach feels really full.
Because it rained heavily today, I took an umbrella with me. Today morning, I felt that I understood quite a lot of what was said. When I said goodbye to Wakari san, however, she said something that I understood incorrectly.

10/09/2016

I read another book and learned some other lessons;


All of us have a navigation system inside ourself, but most people switch it off.


The universe is like a navigation system; the route can be racalculated every time.