Donnerstag, 8. Dezember 2011

tadaima...about the feeling of coming home

...hey guys, maybe you maybe have been wondering why I didn't write a new post in the last time.

Well, there are several reasons for that: In the last time I didn't experience something of which I could have thought as so important that I MUST write down immediately to tell you guys, I had a really tough time with learning ( I took part in the Japanese language proficiency test - N4, which was difficult as hell - I knew from the start, that my chances to pass are fifty fifty; but I'd feel bad not to pass...the test had tree parts: Words(reading kanjis, the right use of the vocabulary etc. ), grammar and listening. The listening was no problem, grammar was difficult, but the point where i'm worried about is vocabulary - It was so difficult, and I didn't have the time to finish...Well, let's hope for the better half!^^

And there are a few other reasons why I didn't write

First: Maybe you have noticed it, maybe not (I definitely have), but my english got worse.=.='' The reason is, that I rarely use it, since most Japanese people are at the level of an European who has been studying English for 1 year after studying japanese for like 6 or 9 years!-.-'' And English is not the only one: I think after this year i'll have to brush up my French completely, my Latin was never good (maybe I won't study it any further, I'll see when I come back), and I even sometimes have difficulties with speaking German, my MOTHER LANGUAGE!

And: At the beginning, I always had the feeling of discovering a completely new word, and although I luckily had no feeling of homesickness (may it stay as like this!!!!), I sometimes really missed my friends, because there is always something I 'd like to tell them immediately. I wanted to tell the word what happend to me every minute. But slowly, I don't just feel like coming home, but also really like home here. Slowly but sure i make progress in Language, and in school, everything gets slowly normal. A month ago, when there were students on the floor, they squeaked with excitement "kawaiiiiii"!!! Now, they smile at me and say: AKUMA-CHAAAAAAAAAAN!!!!^0^ I like this ways better. And even if I don't have really close japanese friends till now, I have a lot of people that like me and that i like, I finally have the first mail address from a guy and mailed with him (Shou-kun, the guy I'd like to become friends and always starred at me like a devil00'' In truth, he was just shy, I think!:D), and the guys seem to warm up a bit. I slowly start to feel like home now, even if I'm still as foreign as one can be, and even if there are many things I don't understand and even if there are bad days.
Well, I also start to see the negative sides of leading a life here, and sometimes there are days I'm really pissed off because of culture differences. But if you live in Japan for a while, you will not only learn about a foreign country, but also about you. You will learn to see things from another side, since you always have to think from two points of view, if you don't wan't to drop a brick. This is sometimes terribly exhausting, but you will also learn to exercise patience, with others as well as with yourself(This for example is something I simply couldn't do earlier, but slowly start to master!:)).
However, I also have the feeling that I'd like to change host family. Not, that they aren't nice or so, I'd just like to see how other families live, since mine one maybe isn't THAT Japanese (since the mother is korean, they have a lot of Korean influence, and the culture THER is again completely different...) We will see next year...

That's it for now!
I know it's a short post after so long, but i'll post more soon!;)
Have a good time,

akuma-chan!;)

Samstag, 22. Oktober 2011

しゅうがくりょこう or : about progress, regress and unexpected luck

hey guys,

the cheeky devil is back!>:D

The last week is full of things I'm sure you want to know from!:) So let's not make the foreword longer than it needs to be, and let's get the party started!/^o^/

Well, as I told you, I was on a class trip this wekk, but befor I'm gonna write about that, Let's talk about my weekend:

Finally, finally Raku-chan and me managed to do something together - It's been really a long time since we last saw each other. We went shopping in namba together, talked, bantered, fooled around and laughed a lot. A REAL girl's day, you could say!^^ And after that, I stayed overnight at her family, which is like high society and super rich, but super nice as well . They really seem to like me, each time I'm there they say at the end: Come again soon!!^^(this sunday, we went to a festival near raku-chans house, and after that, they invited me to eat sushi in a sushi-restaurant which is known for the best sushi far and wide, and ONLY uses best-quality ingredients - to eat there costs about 300-400 CHF. per person !!!00''- I don't want to know what they paid in summary for lunch!0.0'' But it was DEFINITELY the BEST sushi I've ever eaten in my entire life!!^^<3<3<3) But because the family is going to be on to much busyness trips from now on, raku-chan has to change family(poor her, I really feel sorry for her, since she really liked them and they really are nice - I hope for her that she can keep contact with them!:D)
However, the next day, we went to nippon-bashi, you can think of it as the akihabara of Osaka, with the difference, that in Akihabara are also a lot of tourists, and you don't see the real HARDCORE otakus as obviously as in Nippon-bashi, where a lot of "more than just weird" people were, and we the only Europeans were. This was such a strange place, I can say: there were the REALLY Hardcore Otakus (Bad smell, last shower I don't know when, glasses, spending much to much money for some weird fan-articles), Whole malls with just different games and game-machines where hundreds of Otakus fought against each other (I don't know when they have been breathing fresh air the last time - the rooms were also a bit dark - a feeling like in a cave!=.=''), malls with 10 or so floors, of which one floor was just full with games for nintendo etc., one for mangas, one for hentais(whhheeeeeeeekk, we went straightway to the next floor, the people and the products there were just gross!!>0<), one with just anime and anime soundtrack, one for coslay, and a few others, but the absolute strangest was the floor just with puppets from animes, vocaloid, mangas, games etc. There was a section just with arms and legs in I don't know how many diferent sizes - really scary, I can tell you. But the weirdest thing we saw that day ,amongst other REALLY weird things, were maids. Well, I don't talk about the normal ones. In Nippon-bashi, there were a lot men that where dressed up as femal-maids - it was just disgusting!00'' Imagine a really cute maid dress, but there is no breast, and then you look dow, there are really muscular, hairy, male legs!00'' and when you looked upwards, you saw a unshaved face with masculine chiseled facial features and a loooot of make up, and you are just like: "WHHHHHOOOOOOOOOOOOW,what the bloody heck??!!!!"...
And the best thing was, when we recovered from our shock and after the first big laughter, raku-chan wanted to take a picture with...him?!her?!?!! Well, let's say IT! So, she really wanted to take a picture with IT so badly, so she asked. Guess, what IT said (in Japanese) with  Really poncey voice??:
"Oooooh, excuuuuuuuse me, mai diiiiiiiiaaaaarr, but to take a photo from/with a maid outside of a maid-cofee is not allowed, it's for the maid's sake, I'm soooow sorryy!<3 "

And we thought like =.='' Yeah, of course, you really look like you could be raped every second!-.-'??^^
However, sice it was the first time for her, I went once more into a "normal" maidcoffee. But the atmosphere was totally different from last time - we didn't stay for too longe there!^^''

And after nippon bashi, we went window-shopping in the normal part of namba; before we said goodbye, we even met malthe (another exchange student)!xD what a small world, hehehe!^^

Monday, we had yasumi(=holiday, no school!!) And I had time to pack everything for my schooltrip!
Tuesday I had only two lessons, because they still had some tests to do(yatta!!^o^)

And wednesday: The trip started. And do you want to know the best thing??: We could wear our OWN clothes while during the whole trip, which means: Your own style, make-up, pierces and accessory = you could wear , what fits you the best way!!>:D I think, everybody was really "oshare"(good-looking, dressed up), exactly because of this reason!^w^
Well, the first day we nearly spent the whole day sitting in our busses, which were sadly parted into our classes, which means: same faces, no guys....
We al slept most part of the journey, since we got up early in the morning. We ate lunch in a really old, famous, original japanese-style village, where the roofs were made out of straw etc. There  we had enough time to take a look around and buy omiyage(souvenirs) etc. After that, we rode the bus again, until we finally arrived in the evening. During the journey I recognized once more this fascinating fact, that Japan sometimes really looks similar to Switzerland. I know it sounds weird, but when I looked outside the window I sometimes had the feeling, the landscape passing by could be as well somewhere in Graubuenden. The hotel we slept over was in western style, which means we had a multicourse dinner - But unfortunately, everybody thought of maybe three or four courses, so we ate like normal, but the new dishes kept coming and coming, and in Japan, you should eat everything, so we couldn't just say"no, thank you!" It was like in a nightmare, with every new plate served on the table, everybody was like: NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!! muriiiii, muurrii, mou muri!!(impossible, impossible, more is just impossible!) Does it never ends?!! And after the first shock of AGAIN a new meal, everbody was like: minna, gambare!!!!! (everybody, apply yourself, give your best!). At least, the plates weren't to big, so we made the deal that everybody had to ate from every plat at least one-two pieces!xD real teamwork.  And a sigh of relief roamed through the room, when the dessert, a little piece of cheese-cake, was served, and after everybody had eaten the last piece, we were all like: "yatta!!!!mina, otskaresama deshita!!"(yeah!!!everybody, you did well, good job!!xD) Well, that was more or less my first day, after the end of the nightmare called dinner:P, we went to our rooms, and after a bit talking with ai-chan and ayaka-chan, my room mates, I went straightway to bed, because I felt tired to death.

Thursday, we packed everthing, because we knew we would spent the night at another hotel, brought our stuff to the busses and went to the breakfast, where already some students ate, as if they didn't have seen groceries for the last three days - typically the thinnest of all!-.-'' (I REALLY wonder, where the whole nutrients are going to?! I mean, do they just escape into the air or so??! I'm jealous!-.-''). I really wondered how there could be space in their stomaches, I didn't eat to much, just because I was still full from the horror dinner the day before. However, aver breakfast, we went to our busses (this time, separated per activity, which means that I got to know new people and there were also guys on the trip which I wrote here I wanted to become frineds with - but exept for toriyama-kun and his friend, I hardy talked with them, because they were always "my pace"->means that they did their own thing the whole day through!-.-'')
However, I was in the group visiting a glass-museum and blowing your own glass cup, which was really fun!^^And the journey on the way there was pretty cool as well, since we drove on a beach highway, which means that on our left handside was sea, and our bus drove on SAND!!!:D:D:D It was my first time experiencing this, and it was so much fun. Everybody who knows me knows, that I love nothing as much as the sea! So I was so happy hen i heard that we would make a break on the beach for about 20 minutes, and the best thing was, that on this place, they'd made a sandcastle contest, so we could make REALLY cool pictures!!/^o^/ And when everybody went to the shore, the girls just looking from a safe place and the guys always jumping back when a little wave came, I couldn't hold myself back and just got rid of my shoes and overknees, in order to enter the sea. And everybody was like: EEEEEHHHHH, maji??!!(are you serious?!) After they recovered from the fact, that their oh-so-cute and oh-so-girlish, sometimes even pet-like treated exchange student now is standing barefeet in the middle of the sea, even if the sun wasn't shining, they were like:
0.0?!?
00''
O.o
....oo
...
.......
...........
:D:D:D!!!!

....
...SHASHIN, ONEGAISHIMASU!!/ HAI, CHIIIISSUUUUUUUU!!!!(Please, let me take a photo/and cheeeseeeeee!!)

xD I think, if some of the students could have had a bit the feeling that I could eventually be a little princess or snobbish, they defenitely  changed the image of me that day!>:D And that was time, although  i like the fact that they think of me as girlish(which also IS a part of me), I didn't like the fact that the Image of me in their head was like pink, full of cute ribbons, hearts and barbie-horses, that defenitely was a bit over the top, don't you think so?^^:P
Well, after this school trip, some of them defenitely know also a bit of my crazy part, and I have the feeling, they like me even more now!^w^

I bought a omiyage at the glass factory for my nakayoshi(which means a really good friend), which she's going to receive on christmas. You wonder who? Hint: I promised to be her bra forever!;D
I decided to always do it like that: When I visit other place, I always only buy one omiyage, and in the end, I decide whose it'll be, depending on for who it's fitting the best!:D
Our hotel was absolutely fabulous, since it was in traditional Japanese style. And the food was SO GOOD there, I think most of us (including the teachers) are holding a diet now!xP And there were three different onsen, one was in the third floor and always for women, two were in the first floor and were supposed to change every day, but when we were there, they stayed two days the same, and changed the day we left. We went to the onsen like maniacs, like two hours before dinner and after sinner once more for 1-2 hours, and the following day as well. But since we all were really curious how the men's onsen look like, and since we left really early saturday, we woke up at 04:30, just because we also wanted to take a bath in the mens onsen, which changed that day into the women's onsen!xD maniacs, definitely, but it was worth it, even if it wasn't to different from the women's onsen!!xP

The next day, we went to a museum and afterwards, we got again into new groups, depending on activities. I was in the porcelain painting group, and sat together with my friend in the next-to-last row, at our left were two other friends, and in the last row sat the most part of the guys joining the trip, but again, there was like a big, dark cloud above their heads, which didn't even make you think of talking with them!-.-'' It's hard to explain, but they always have this"we want to stay amongst us"aura, which is so keenly that it is nearly impossible to break t, especially if you just know them by seeing. However, when we finished our porcelain, I had to hurry back, because our group was a bit late. However,  didn't see that my friend changed seats in the meantime, and since I was late, I just hurried back to our old places, where I sat lonely now. And the best thing was, that my friends to the left decided to take a nap, or better to fall into a corpse-like state, from which they surely wouldn't recover to soon. And I didn't even have to take a look behind me, I felt the dark cloud all around me, black and menacing, ready to fire deadly thunderbolts or something like that on me, if I 'd only dare to think of breaking through it!=.='' So I decided, really pissed on and a bit depressed, to take a nap as well. When I woke up, maybe an hour had passed by, and I was just thinking of wether i shouldn't try to fall asleep once again, when I noticed some murmuring and whispering from my back: "Oh, I think she woke up now!""Don't you think we should...""do we really should?""okay!" then it was silent again, and I decided to stay calm, in order to find out what exactly they were talking about. Some time passed, maybe 1 or 2 minutes, but they whispered so quietly, that I couldn't understand a single word. I just played with the thought to take a nap once more, now even more pissed on, when I heard a really quiet, shy voice, asking in the politest Japanese you can think of: "Akuma-san??...........Excuse me, Akuma-san(nobody calls me with my full name, not to mention with the ending -san, they just call me aku-chan!)? What would you think of playing a game with us?"

When I recovered from the shock they had SPOKEN with me, I immediately turned my head back and asked with a smile: "Which kind of game?:D" It was a Iphone-app, which functions like the post-it game: You think of a celebrity, and the other person asks questions which the iphone asks, in order to find out which celebrity it is in the end - mine was the opposite of close: I thought of christina aguilera, and the iphone suggested Jennifer Lopez in the end!-.-'' X) But it was good to break the ice, especially because it was the iphone of the guy with the scary sight, which in truth just seemed to be extremely shy, but he was the one explaining everything I didn't understand so long and so well until I got it. He's SO NICE!! Now, I definitely want to become friends with him! And after the iphone app, they asked me, wether I knew some card games - which I unfortunately had to answer in the negative - I rarely play cards, since we are only two persons at home, so I don't know to much trump-games- but when I said this, one of them was like: EEH, BUT MY FRIEND HERE KNOWS A COOL CARD-TRICK HE CAN SHOW YOU, RIGHT?!?!! xD They wanted to keep conversation at any costs!^^ Afterwards, we played Old maid, in German schwarzer Peter, in Japanese Babanuki, since it seemed to be international and all of us knew the rules. Now, i know the names of them, the one with the Iphone app is Shou-kun (this is another privilege I seem to have with the Japanese guys here, normally, you call them with their family-name and the ending -kun, sometimes with the nickname, but it's rarely that you call them with their given name, not even to mention with the shortform of their given names, but Shou-kun as well as the other guys just introduced themselves like that!^w^  - maybe because I told them after the third time calling me "akuma-san" to just call me "aku-chan" like everybody does!^^) after that, we talked until we arrived at our hotel, and the next day, they said good-mornig with a big smile on their face - I hope so bad that the dark cloud won't seem as menacing as before from now on, because they really seem to be nice - GAMBARIMASU!!! (I'll give my best!!!!:D)

Saturday: The  last day of our school-trip, we went to an old village, where we made our own traditional japanese fence and Japanese  Soba-noodles by ourselves!:D Oh yeah, I nearly forgot to mention my personal paparazzi - our school engaged a photograph for the whole trip, and since I'm a foreigner and exchange student, he always took twice as much photos from the groups I hired in as he took from the other groups!-.-^^'' Even when we were eating, he came like: OOOOOH, VEEERRY NICE!! AND POSE!ALL TOGETHER! SMILE PLEASE! JUST ONE MORE!! xD we always said when we saw him: OHH, look who's join us, it's the paparazzi!x)

I can just say: THANK YOU, MUM, that I could join this trip, it was SO COOL and so much fun!:D:D:D And I got in touch with a lot of people I've never seen before, or never would have thought to get in touch with!/^0^/ And the best thing is: After I returned, everybody said: OMYGAWD, your Osaka-ben(dialect spoken in Osaka) is much stronger than before!:D Probably because I was always with people speaking the osaka-ben!^w^ To sum up: I made progress (new people, language), regress (xD I just say good food!...But it's luckily not as bad as I thought of!^^'') and I really had unexpected luck (Shou-kun and co!o^w^o)

Well that was it for now, soon more, your akuma-chan


...NO,WAIT! One thing more I have to say: I'm glad there are some people reading my blog, and I'm happy that I get good feedback for it. But there are still a bunch of lurkers, and this fact I don't like to much (lurkers= people just reading without leaving comments etc.) I'd really love to hear your opinions, thoughts etc., so I'd friendly ask you to leave now and on a comment on my blog - I like it to have contact with my readers!^.- And  If you look to your right hand side, there is a blue button with"mitglied dieser Website werden" which means "become a member of this website". So, If you read my blog regular and if you have a google account, why don't you join'in?^w^

Well, THAT was it for now, kindly,

with a cheshire cat-like grin,


your cheeky devil
aka akuma-chan!>;D

Mittwoch, 5. Oktober 2011

Muri, muri MURI!! What? Nampa. Nampa?Nampa!!....EEEEEEHHH?!?!!! Level up or: several times the first...!

So, as you can see,

a true devil always keeps his/her promise, and that's the reason why I'm writing now.

The last week was really good, because there is a lot of stuff I'm sure you guys want to know about!>:D

So, to tell it from the start, I entered in the Kendo-Club!!/^0^/ Now I'm learning three times a week how to handle the Katana (even if it's just a bamboo trainings sword^^), how to shout MEEEEEN! the right way and how to run in kendo-style!:D
The first time I just watched and tried on kendo clothes afterwards. And because i can lend them, we had to find some fitting ones; and now I don't need so buy them!*wheew*!!^o^ Well, my body had two problem areas: My Legs (to long) and my breast(I think I don't need to explain!;P)
..So finally, I'm wearing the trousers of a really tall teacher and the shirt of the son of my kendo teacher, which has to be a real muscle packet,  but still the sleeves are way to short (they should be about 3/4, mine are like T-shirt sleeves!xD) But it was so funny, because my Senpai, a third grader, repeated whith every new shirt I tried on: The BREAST, the BREAST!!0o0'' And when tried on the next one, she always said: That's good, isn't it?? When I told her my cupsize she nearly keeled over and exclaimed: WHOOOAH, that's so cool, that has to be really good!xD And when we finally found a fitting outfit, everyone that entered the room, said it, but my teacher was the funniest: Looking at me, he exclaimed in a really high voice: ASHI!! NAGAIIIIIIIIII!!!!!00 (Sheesh, long legs!)x'D I have the feeling that the Kendo dress brings the advantages of my body out, instead of hide them as it should!!x)

Well, that were my first experiences with kendo!^w^

The rest of the week was relatively uninteresting, I nearly fell off the chair everyday, because I was so sleepy, and one time the Kendo teacher wasn't there and we were only three persons, we made kakigori (kind of slush) by  ourselves instead of training, since nobody came!-.-''x)
my Senpai is so funny!x)

Oh, and since until now i have only female friends I decided I want to manage to become friends with Eka-chan (the cat-eyes guy), because he's so friendy and funny, with Toriyama-kun (the guy with the warm smile), Toma-kun (a funny third grader ) and Seya-kun(the hottie) and with a guy I don't even know the name of, but he's acting really strange towards me (not as worse as Sei, but in this direction).

But first, I don't like to be ignored, and second, I somehow think he's a funny person if you manage to become friends with him - challenge!!!>:D

WELL, the real interesting part of the week was my week-end: I went my my homeroom teacher nakamura-sensei and my friend Valerie to a meeting for exchange students and people that are interested in the culture differences at the Kansai-university, and this just because I couldn't say no, and Valerie was nice enough also to come so we'd at least have someone to talk if it would get boring.
At first, we really felt out of our element, but it turned out to be really funny, especially because our group leaders, which were students of the university, were so funny (one of them was called GORILLA!xD).
Well, it felt like eternity until we could eat our lunch, we all nearly fell off the chair!-.-'' But we went with Gorilla and the other students together to eat in the cafeteria, and ate lunch there all together. (OMG, they have a little conbini there, so cool!00'') However, after lunch, Valerie and me wanted to buy something to drink, so we went inside the cafeteria, where now also "normal" students arrived.

Well, in the mean time  I REALLY got used to be starred at (just think of the story with the couple or the maid), but this was once again a very different beast: One of the students (a really good looking one!^w^) walked into the cafeterie, saw me, and was like rooted on the spot, while he continued to stare at me, as if he'd see Santa Claus or as if I'd be a species from another planet(ALIEN!xD)! I was really perplex at first, but then I asked what's wrong, and he began to talk with me (he wanted to impress me with his English, which really wasn't to bad, until Valerie explained him that we both are exchange students and I 'd understand a bit Japanese as well). From then, he spoke really fast in Japanese, but I understood mostly everything, until  he asked me something, and Valerie replied really fast: Gomen, demo muri!(Sorry, this is just IMPOSSIBLE!>:) And I was like: HUUUh, what's impossible?! And she was like : doesn't play a role now. After that, we had to go, and the student seemed to be a bit disappointed when we said goodbye. Afterwards, I asked Val again, and she said: Didn't you recognize this was a NAMPA?? And I was like: NAMPA?? What's nampa?! She explained me, that when she had replied with "MURI", he asked us to undertake something togheter, for example to drink/eat something together. A situation like this is called NAMPA, it's when a man hits on a woman and invite her to drink/eat something together.But if you're a woman, you should usually refuse the offer, because nampa includes that the man pays everything and afterwards, it's often said that the man expects you to have sex with him. When she said that I was like:......
......
....................EEEEHHHHHHHHHHH?!?!!!!!

xD well, afterwards she said that this guy without much doubt would have been harmless, especially because he asked the both of us, but in fact wanted to go out with me. So we both regretted a bit to have rebuffed him, it would surely have been funny!X) But we learned that we should go more often to universities, because there the guys are a bit older and therefore not as shy as highschool students!-.-'' it's really hard to get in touch with them, especially if your in a *all-girls-class*!-.-'' And HELL, this guy would have been exactly my type!=o=''

 However, this was my FIRST NAMPA!!!x') (And the first time someone starred at me as if I'd be an alien)


In the evening we told my family about it and we all had to laugh, except for Riya, who for some reason didn't think of it as funny..00? And my Family saw my Afro-look the first time, as well as me with straight hair - short explanation: I usually don't use the blowdryer for my hair, because it looks afterwards like an Afro-bush! After they laughed enough, I decided
to iron it, which Valerie did for me.:D
Well, the next day, we went window-shopping in Ame-mura again, since we weren't in the mood to buy anything, but it was much fun anyway (my third time I made purikura!^w^) It was a really cool day, but when I went home i felt terribly sick!-.-'' Luckily, I brought coral calcium with me, so the sickness went over relatively quick.^_^ And my Hmother told me, that Riya was really worried about that something could happen to us (with something he meant especially nampa)^w^ Riya is so cute, he's the type that never would say open that he's worried about something/someone, but you get the message through someone other in the end!:3 He really seems to like me, I don't know why or when it happend, but the ice seems to be broken between us, we banter each other and laugh,  and even valerie had to say: They seem now as if they were real siblings!^_^ I think somehow we have an akin character!^^(both sometimes just crazy and BAKA/AHO!!xD)
I feel now general the first time to become a real part of the family, until now I still had a bit the feeling to be a guest, but this weekend was the first time I really realized to become part of my hostfamily!!^0^
I think it's exactly this bantering that I missed until now!:D

And generally, since last week, suddenly everybody tells me: Hey, you made a progress, your Japanese got a bit better!^w^ For example, today my teacher came and said in Japanese, that we have to clean up
and explained what to do, and in the end she asked me wether I understood everything, and I explained in own words in japanese, what I'd to do, to show her that I understood. Then she was like: Wow, amazing, your Japanese...got a  LEVEL UP!!xD
I had a hard time not to laugh, because this is an insider joke between some of us exchange students!x)

But I'm so glad to hear that, this is also the first time I feel myself that I got better.

And now the really BEST thing, something I was so looking forward all the time, and didn't even realize at first: From sunday to this monday, I dreamed the first time in JAPANESE!!!!!!!!!!/^0^/ This is always said to be a really good thing, because it shows you really settled in and that your language is becoming better!!o^w^o

Why I didn't realize it?! I dreamed something really similar to what all happened in the last time, different memories, with just little differences in it, so it really took me long until I found out that this weren't memories but a dream!!xD So typical me!^^'' The mostpart was about my family and Riya; I think the broken ice between him and me could have been the flashpoint for my first Japanese dream.^w^

For example, my sister is studying English, and I always correct her homework, since homework also gives marks in Japan. So yesterday, she came home with a really happy face and told me that she got the first time such a high score - for the homework I looked over.
And I told my family from the start, if you have any questions I can help with, especially in English, ask me, because that's something I really CAN help with.

So, while we were talking about her normal and her new score, Riya squinched  up his face more and more, and when my sister said: Oh, it's truly great luck we chose her, since she really is a good teacher, he became really silent, until he finally replied "hmpf yeah, it's just a pitty my major English test was YESTERDAY!=.=*" In a little bit "pissed-on"mood.
And I, also a bit pissed on, replied: "You truuuuuuuuuuuly are an I.D.I.O.T, sice I told you to ask me!*hmpf*"
Then nobody said something, until I asked:
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................"WEEEELL, dear Riya, once more: If there is anything I can help with, just A.S.K.*satiric smirk, bowing eyebrow*"

After that, we all burst into laughter, and Riya smiled with an elfish shimmer in his eyes, as you often see it in the eyes of little boys after they did something they shouldn't do!x) I really like him, he has a magnificent exhilarant character which can really make your day!x')

Well, that was it for a while, I'll write more as soon as possible, since I will be on class trip next week!:D TANOSHIMII(and a good chance to become friendc with eka-chan&co !>:D^^)

Don't fall off your chair in the meantime,
with a cheshire cat-like grin,

your akuma-chan

Dienstag, 4. Oktober 2011

searching for ears, she is cute, ohime-sama or: The lights of Tokyo

Hey there,

finally I could bring myself to write this post, sorry for being late, but I feel so tired this week!-.-'' And when I finished it the first time and wanted to upload it, this stupid computer had whatever a problem, so I can write the whole s***...ehhhm sugar again!-.-''

Well, anyway, in this post I'm gonna write about my Tokyo Trip, which just was so much fun!:D

But before I do that I just give a short review of my last week, because it was really interesting:

Monday: I woke up at seven o'clock, still tired, as usual, and dressed myself into my plane uniform, as usual, went downstairs and opened the door, in order to say good morning to my family, as usual, but when I entered the room, there were no lights, and nobody but my Hmother was there, totally UNUSUAL! With a less puzzled than amused view she looked at me and asked:"Oooooh, did nobody tell you? today is holiday, it's the the of respect for the aged people! Didn't you know?!" And I was like:
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Two hours later, I went downstairs again, but this time in my own clothes. We ate breakfast, and after that, I had much fun with my family at Osaka seaworld(only Riya weren't there, he had ARBAITO, the japanese word for part time job, which was originally German!xD)!:D

Tuesday: Normal school day

Wednesday: Supposed to be a normal school day, but because a typhoon arrived, we didn't have to go to school and had a extra holiday-day! ^o^

Thursday: The day our Tokyo trip started!^^We had to get up reeeally  early (4:30) and left for the shinkansen, a fast-drive-train, which is just  COOL (really much space for legs and comfortable seats!^^) maybe we coud have seen the great Fuji-san, but we overslept nearly the whole journey!^^'' When we arrived at Tokyo, we took immediately the next metro leaving for disneyland,  where we spent the whole day with visiting attractions, waiting in a line in order to ride the next roller coaster, talking about the differences between Swiss and Japanese couples and having muuuch fun!^o^ ...And with searching for new ears!x) Since everybody walked around there with ears from whatever disney character (even my sister brought some with her), I also wanted to have some new ones. But it was quite hard to find some cute ones, because there were so many shops around, but they just sold plane or reeeally kitschy ones, but in the end I've found some nice ones and could also take part in the "omg,we are so disney"club!^o^xD And in Disneyland, they sold a lot of pop corn, with just weird aromas, for example curry, black pepper, strawberry and :MILK TEA!! When we saw it, even my sister had to say that she'd never seen this before. We wondered the whole day about it, until we shared a little pack in the end, just because we were too curious not to give it a try. And I really have to say: IT'S JUST DELICIOUS!!!! Hey people, if you get the chance, TRY IT, IT'S SO YUMMY!!!!!!!<3<3<3
Oh, and another story I have to tell is following: Everybody knows I'm a bit crazy. Okay, you can leave the "a bit" out. My friends could all tell you that this is nothing but the truth. But crazy people have more fun, right?? because they are brave enough to do things which normal people think of as just to embarrassing to do. Especially Japanese. Especially my sister. example given: When we stood in lie in order to ride the next coaster, we saw a bunch of japanese guys +- at the same age as me, of whose one didn't look Japanese at all, but spoke fluently Japanese. So we wondered a while about it, until my sister joked: You could ask him. And i simply walked to them and asked from which country he was from. They were just completely flabbergasted that a foreigner talked to them at first, then they burst into laughter. They asked me something I didn't understand,  which made them even more lughing. but in the end, I found out that he was half Philippino, and that's what counts, right. And my sister was totally weirded out by the fact I really asked them, and even more embarrassed, because this acting was definitely NOT Japanese!!xD She was like: OMG,  I DON'T KNOW YOU, I DON'T KNOW YOU!!!>///<  x'D  In the evening, we saw the fireworks and the show of disney sea, after that we bought   some souvenirs (we have a partner necklace now!^w^) and finally went back to our hotel!:) great start, I would say!!^o^

Friday: We slept long (until 10:00, which is reeally long in Japan, I think this was the first time I slept that long since I'm here 00'') Afterwards, we went shopping in harajuku!!<3<3 And I fell in Love. With a Store called FOREVER 21!!!!!<3<3<3 OMG, it's like H&M in Europe, but a hundred times better and about 8 floors, full with adorable outfits!!^0^I bought a looot of new things in Harajuku, a new handbag and backpack amongst other things.^w^
After that, we went to Akihabara, where we visited a maid-café!!!xD It was so much fun, but I was really surprised that there weren't more Otakus!0.o Of course there were, but the most part of the customers were normal guests as we were(normal??xD). The maids were all totally fan of me, and they nearly keeled over when they got the fact I can speak a bit Japanese. When I waited for the toilet to become free, I felt something in my hair and turned around, looking directly in the fascinated saucer eyes of a maid, touching my hair. She starred at me like spellbonded, and then spoke hesitant in English: She...she is.. very CUTO(the cute she spoke with Japanese accent!>//<)!! And when I replied in japanese, she totally keeled over of enjoyment.
But it's so funny to see how the maids act among each other (normal)and if they serve a customer. For example, there were two guest(Otakus), of whom one ordered a Drink. So, if an adult orders a drink in this maid café, the maids act as in a play: This Otaku had to say his name in the micro(he introduced himself as "Shou-chan", which is a bit weird for a man, because "chan" is normally used to make names cuter, so you usually only use them for girls and kids!0o') However, one maid shook the drink while another said: MOE MOE CUTE CUTE, OISHII KUNADE(cute, cute, CUTE, CUTE, may it come out delicious), which she replied several times. In the mean time, a 3rd maid walked around in the room and asked every male customer: Shou-chan? Shou-chan? then the guest had to negate, and she exclaimed "surprised": CHIGAU YO! chigau yo!! (It's not him, it's not him) and walked to the next guest, in order to repeat the whole thing, until she finally "found" the real Shou-chan. After that, he had to dance a really strange looking, but amusing Otaku-dance, which seemed to be a bit embarrassing for poor shou-chan (I wonder why??xD) until he finally got his drink.
After saying the maids farewell, we met my sister's cousin, Kenji-oniisan, which guided us through Akihabara, because I was still looking for kakkoii Headphones and thought about buying a illustration pad and software to draw mangas on my mac, but since everything was only available in Japanese I decided to wait until the end of my exchange year!^^''
Well, After visiting Akihabara's Electronic and Otaku malls, we got on top of the breathtaking Tokyo tower!!! The view by night is just absolutely A.M.A.Z.I.N.G! The lights of Tokyo are spellbounding, and I can only imagine how romantic it has to be to go there with the person you love....

Finally, we went to the Roppongi hills, where the top of the top live. In fact, we wanted to eat dinner together there, but Kenji-oniisan got a call from his CRYING girlfriend. Why? Oh, just because he has forgotten her the whole day. And you know what? When we exclaimed: OMG, go home to her!!! he was like: Nooooo, since I've already forgotten her the whole day, we can go and eat together, these one or two hours more don't play a role anymore... And we were like: SHOOOOOOCK!!!! Impossible!!IMPOSSIBLE!!! You have to go to her, NOW!! You really are the worst boyfriend in the entire world!! Finally, he could be convinced to go home!-.-'' Really - MEN!!!!-.-''=o=''
My sister and I also went back to our hotel ,with a stop in a noodle restaurant.:)

Saturday: The last day, we went to see the old Part of Tokyo, where we visited a giant temple. There was incense which is said to bring genius to whoever breaths in it's smoke -MAY IT HELP!!!!^o^
we also draw a written fortune tell, which was bad for both of us, for this reason we left it there. But in my case it fitted eerily well: Because i always quest to be better than good, I could want to much on one time and getting confused! This is exactly, what easily can happen to me, nee, mum??00''^^''
I also bought a omamori there, a lucky charm. I chose the one for success, because you can apply that in ALL areas of life!-.^<3
When we left, we made a couple of photos, and suddenly a person asked me: Ohime-sama, futaritomou no shashin o torimasuka? (princess, shall I take a photo of the two of you?) I keeled really over, because I've gotten used to words like"cut, pretty or beautiful" here in Japan, which is a strange fact in itself, because in Switzerland, I never heard these words as often to "get used" to it!-.-'' but it was the first time that somebody seriously called me "princess"!00'' And when I replied in Japanese that i'm definitely NO princess, he was even more convinced!x)-.-''

After seeing old Tokyo, we went shopping once more in Harajuku (where we made Purikura together , a really funny kind of pass photos, but extra for friends and much cheaper, and you can decorate them afterwards - soon on facebook)and Shibuya, a real famous shopping mall, where I bought a cute ribbon for my uniform!^0^ But we forgot time and had to hurry for our train back to Osaka. At the Entrance, my sister changed her face color about three time, until I asked her whats wrong - She lost her ticket. Well, if you loose your ticket in switzerland, you can get a new one, because you book on your name. In Japan, you have to buy a new one - which is really expensive!-.-''  While my sister was talking to a train man, she told me to pass the entrance, and when I turned around the next time, she wasn't there anymore!00'' After the first shock  called her, but she didn't took the phone. So I just stood there a few minutes, feeling a bit lost...But then I received a call from her, telling me in a hurry that I should ride the shinkansen on my own. before I could say anything more, she already hung up, and I was again on my own. Well, I wasn't afraid or so, but the fact that the whole information on the ticket was written in Kanji, which I usually can't read yet, was everything but helpful. I knew i had to go to platform 14, and asked there a train man to help me. Typical me, I had to pick the slowest of all: WEEEEEEEEELL, LEEEEEETS SEEEEEEEE...........AHHHHH, OOOOOOOKAAAAAY, I SEEEEEEE! HMMMMMM, THIS IS A BIT DIIIIIIIIIFFIIIIICUUUUUUULT....!! About five minutes later, I knew what I could have known after ca. 30 sec, to wit that I missed the train(because this bastard was so slooooow!-.-***), but could ride the next train as well, just in the car for unbooked seats. which was the foremost. I was just entering the car, when I got another call from my sister. I ended up going back to the entrance, because someone luckily found her ticket, so we could ride together in the end.x) Somehow fits that perfectly my way...^^
But the whole trip was just so cool, and I really love my family! My sister is such a cool person, she's so cute!!!^w^

And Sunday, I went shopping for the first time with Japanese friends!/^0^/ we went to America-mura, a part of Namba which is said to be dangerous in the evening for a woman, because there are a lot of black people around there and a lot of criminal/dangerous men too, but in the day and with friends it's ok, and it's a really interesting place!!^o^ We also took Purikura together, and ate takoyaki, a speciality from Osaka, which is reeeally yummy!o^w^o I just returned  bit late (about 9 o clock, which is late in Japan, high school students don't go out as late as in Europe/America!-.-'') But luckily, my family wasn't angry!*phuuuuuuuu*!!!^_^
Well, this was my week before last week, sorry for being so late, but I was so busy I couldn't write it a second time this week. This week, I'll write about the ast week, which was reeeeaaaally interesting as well, so check it out, it will be on this week, promised!!!!!<3

^.- your akuma-chan

P.s: I'm also planning to write a little vocabulary list, so that I don't always have to explain simple words, it will be more fun for me to write and for you to read as well!D

Mittwoch, 21. September 2011

After one month or: about clichés, Japanese couples,scary things, family and amazing eyes

I know, it' been a while, sorry for waiting.

First, I want to thank everybody who's following my blog, even if the posts are reeeaaaaally long sometimes!;)

It's been one month since my feet touched Japanese ground for the first time in my life. I already experienced a loooot, and I think there'll be a lot more in the future to write about.And I still don't know Japan at all.
One thing I've learned about are clichés: As always, some of them are true, and some are wrong.
So I'll make a list with the clichés that are true, and one with the wrong ones:

Cliché 1: All Japanese are slender.
WRONG! I've the feeling, that they just waited for me to come to Japan, only to show that their also are really FAT Japanese. But the gab here is much bigger than in Europe. In Europe, there are the slender ones, the normal ones (most part of the population, I think) , the bigger ones and at last the fat ones.But here, there are only the slender ones and the bigger ones (and a few really fat ones).This can be really depressing, if you go shopping with your friends, because in Europe, you see a model showing the new clothes of autumn on a placard, and you say: ok, on most of our people, these clothes don't look half as good as on this model. But her in Japan, you see a bunch of girls wearing this clothes right beside the placard, and it just fits them.O.O But it's a good motivation for all of us to loose some weight - the fashion here really is just ADORABLE!!^o^<3<3<3<3<3<3<3

Cliché 2: All Japanese are friendly:

At first I really thought surprised, this really is a true cliché. Because most of Japanese really are nice and friendly and really cooperative if you talk with them. But there are also some really rude ones, for example at my bunkasai(school festival), there were some annoying girls at our age, that just cut in the line between me and my friend, or sometimes, when you're standing in line waiting for something, there are some unfriendly persons, coming so close, that you can feel their breathe on you NECK!!! I HATE THIS!!!!!>0< well, then I always make a powerful step back, that always helps!^^

To sum up, cliché 2 is wrong, but not completely.

cliché 3: All Japanese are small

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Well......ok, partly correct. BUT ALSO PARTLY WROOONG!>:P
Ok, it's true that almost all Japanese women are small. And many of my friends said it truly could be difficult to find a good-looking guy taller than me. Well, there are a many hot and yummy guys around here, and there are also several reeeeallly tall Japanese guys. The problem is, that I couldn't find the combination hot AND tall until now. They are all eihter hot and smaller or in best case same height as me, or then they are taller but not yummy at all!-.-'' This is really difficult!-o-''  BUT I WON't GIVE UP, since I want to win the contest for who finds the hottest Japanese guy - well, and to win the contest for who has the hottest boyfriend would also not be to bad, nee??!!x'D^^

cliché 4:

All Japanese love manga and anime

True!^^ Well, I'm sure there are also persons who don't like animes or mangas, but until now,there was always  one anime/manga they really love (mostly one piece!^w^)
But I didn't watch one episode anime since I'm here!O.O'' This is really unusual for me!!:0
But a classmate lend me the manga blue exorcist, which seems to be really cool (well, at the moment, the mostpart I read I don't understand!-.-'')

cliché 5: Japanese eat always rice
TRUE! Well, almost always. But that's no problem for me, since I love rice, and there are a lot of different variations, I JUST LOVE IT!!*parabababa*x)

A ting I also love, is my family: my sister is so cool (this week, I'll go with her on a three day trip to tokyo, including tokyo Disneyland, tokytower and AKIHABARA!!!!!!^o^ There I'll finally buy new earphones -FINALLY!!!!<3<3<3) And my hostmother is so cool: I had to give EF, my organisation, a call to inform them about the trip and to get the permission. But there is a rule that says, the person who's traveling with you has to be at least 24. Well, my sister is 21. So they just said: Sorry, not possible! And I felt terribly bad, because we already booked everything. So I wrote my sister a mail with the bad news, and apologized about 10 times or so. But when i came home in the evening, my sister and mother were sitting around the table and grinning at me, and with a really amused smirk, my host mother said: SOOOOO, Akuma-chan, the tokyo trip is impossible, nee?? what a shame!tststssss. And i was like: THAT'S NOT FUNNY AT ALL!!!>o< And she continued with the same smirk: Well, it's really annoying to cancel everything, so I decided to come also with the two of you, than it shouldn't be a problem, right? And I was like: REALLY??!^^And she: Of course NOT, but we don't have to mention that towards EF, nee??;P
XD she's so cool.  And my hostfather is just nice: we have to sharp our pencils with a knife, because that gives more variation of thickness of the streak color. But he didn't know that, and the day after, there was a new sharpener on my table!>< cuute!!
But the cutest of my family is my brother: As you know, he's playing rugby, and therefore, he has always little injuries, the last one on his knee. So, when he stood up from the couch, he sharply soaked in air and said curbed: Ouch! So I asked him: Is it still hurting??
And with a really manly and brave face he replied: No, No, it's not hurting at all!!X) And I just said "Liar!" whereon he had to laugh. Well, cute moment number one. Number two was, when he watched a rugby game on tv, I mentioned that I think rugby is interesting, but a little bit scary!-.-'' You know what?? he immediately changed program to some singing show! And I was like : NO!! you don't have to do that, it's not THAT scary, you know!-.-''^^'' And he was like: NO, if it scares you, then I won't watch it! And two hours later, he wanted to watch rugby again, while I was surfing the web. But with a apprehensive glance he asked: "Akuma-chan, I'll watch rugby now, is that fine with you??">//< cuuute!!^w^

A thing I'm really confused about is how Japanese couple show themselves in publicity. For example, a boy  I know from maths always walked together with a girl, so I thought: AAH, they must be Best friends. But then I realized: hey, we are in Japan, they have to be a couple!!! Well, I'm used to see couples making out with each other in publicity in Switzerland, but her in Japan, they already feel a bit embarrassed if they hold hands with each other!O.O

Apropos couple, last week, a really strange thing happened to me: When I was on a sightseeing tour in Osaka with valerie and my parents, we were waiting to get on top of tennouji, the osaka tower. Well,I'm used to be starred at, but there was a guy in the early twenties, starring at me like spellbounded. And the strange thing was, he was there with his GIRLFRIEND!!! Well, I discussed the topic "to-be-starred-at" a few minutes ago with valerie, and she proposed to just stare back, what normally is really funny, because then, normally, Japanese look away in a hurry, feeling really embarrassed. So I decided to do the same with this guy, but he just kept on starring. So we starred at each others eyes for at least 15 seconds (which is a really long time to stare at somebody) , and then he suddendly said with a spellbound mood: SUGOI SUGOI KIREI! sugoi kirei me! (AMAZING. AMAZING BEAUTIFUL! your have amazing beautiful eyes!) And I just said:....EH?!?!!!
And then, his girlfriend turned around and said: Really, OMG, this shape, and this COLOR, wow!! And I was really flabbergasted, and just brought out a "uuh, uhm, thank you!>//<"  That's even in Japan REALLY unusual!!!O.O''

When we are already at the topic eyes, In my parallelclass, there is a guy with just the most amazing eyes    
I've ever seen!0.0 He's not Ikemen or sow, but his eyes are just like a cat's one!O.O And he played the wolve in Red riding hood at my bunkasai, therefore he was wearing cat-like ears when <i saw him the first time, and I was like: HOLY SHIIIT, is this a catboy out of some Manga or something?!?!!!! And they weren't rouged, they are ALWAYS like this!0.0 本当にふしぎ です、ね?O.O (really unusual, nee?)

Well, now we are already at the last topic: scary things!
At my bunkasai, we visited a lot of attractions,  under it two horror houses. they were really good, and after the one, i had red color in my face that looked like blood, but I don't know how it go there, since I didn't touch a thing!O.OxD this was really strange, since it wasn't part of the attraction!00''

Another thing that's scary is the age of Japanese people. it's so hard to guess. For example yoshi sensei, his behaivour is like beginning/middle twenties, but he turned 29 last week!O.o
how I found out? well, that's another interesting story!-.-'': last thursday, he had his last day (now, he's back at university). He brought his Ipod and speakers to our last Japanese lessons, and asked if it's ok to play some music. Since I'm music junkee and always interested in what music other people like, I immediately agreed.
He was hearing jazz before, and I said that this would be fine with me, but he was like: No, i want to show you something. Then he changed music to a really slow, romantic mood song, and said: everytime i hear this song, I really feel summer. Then he picked up a sentence and said you know the meaning? (the meaning was something like always when I think of you...) And i thought (WHY  THE HECK DID HE JUST PICK UP THIS SENTENCE?!?!O.O'')  The next song was even more romantic, and he started to sing along and smiling at me, and then suddenly said: Yeah, this song is about LOVERS!! and I was like EHEhe...>//<''-.-'' Then I changed the topic in direction favourite music, and rescued the situation. I mean, he's really yummy and stuff, but...just NOOO!!>< then he showed me his favourite band and was like: yeah, I don't think that many of the the students still know it, but I used to listen to it 11 years ago when i was a student here. And I was Like:!!!0.0''
....UHHHM, how old are you?
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........I turned 29 last week!


Well, I thought before of it as impossible, but now, the case is clear, even if raku-chan said: Hey, that'a no big deal, my sister came together with my piano teacher and there the difference is 15 years, and they are now a couple since three years, so 12 years is no big deal! And She and valerie  now have a perverse delight to tease me with: UHUUUUUH, Private lessons with yoshi sensei, what did you learn?? French??!-.-*** Raku, Valerie, I'm still angry!x'P x))

Luckily, this strange situation happend at his last day, so I won't see him anymore...I hope! But there could be a possibility, since we are practically neighbours and have the same trainstation!-.-''


...But back to the scary stuff, my absolute number one of things that scare me is:

MY Neighbour and Riya's friend SEI!

This weekend Valerie staied overnight at my house, and since I told her about Sei, she was really curious, so Riya brought Sei and his little brother over to our house. Well, Sei doesn't wear his mask anymore, but he's even more scary without!!OO'' My Hostmother thinks he's Ikemen, but I think his eyes are just scary! And again, he didn't speak a word in my direction, he even asked my hostmother about me, while I was sitting next to him!-.- And with his little brother the same. Then I asked him if he coud possibly talk to me, even if we don't know each other and my japanese is bad and he's shy, because this is just scary. Guess what I get? A shitty grin in my direction, but not directly to me!-.-**********
And you know what?! This rude, scary guy has a GIRLFRIEND!!!!!!OoO?! WTF is wrong with japanese taste?!?! How can it be, that someone like SEI has a GIRLFRIEND, while someone like Riya, really nice and interesting with a good taste of humor and good looking too, NEVER had one till now?!?!?! I wonder if she's pretty!-.-''

Oh, And i found out the name of the yummy guy in sculpture lessons: Seiya-kun!^w^ he seems to be really nice when we talked, as well as toma-kun, who's also in my sculpture class (but not as yummy as seiya - he looks like aang from avatar!xD But he's a funny guy!^^) And the girls are just cool in any event!^w^ this sunday, we will go shopping the first time together!^o^ tanoshimi da yo!!(I'm looking forward to it!^^)

Uff, congrats, you have made it through another endless seeming Post of Akuma-chan, whouououooo!!xD Soon more, stay health!^^

Sonntag, 11. September 2011

clothing or "typical-me"

Hey Guys,

Sorry for being late with my new post, but I was very busy (preparations for schoolfestival->more about that later:P), a loooooot of homework (sadly-.-'') and...and...and I was a bit lazy, too!!^^''

So, the first thing I want to talk about, is my clothing. I realized that ,until now, I've never written about this topic. Although this is a very interesting topic: First of all, my uniform: The point is, that I'm, like always, to tall. Which means, that until now, I had to go with the uniform skirt (which luckily fits me:P) below, and with my own T-shirts above, which was somehow really strange. This was because when I raised my arms, the sleeves ended shortly before my ellbows, and the shirt was like a belly-top!-.-'' So they had to make special design for me, which costs a bit time...But the day before yesterday, the summer shirts finally arrived(yeeah!) which means, that monday, I finally can go to school looking like everyone else from my school - well, point of view clothes!!^^''

Next thing about my clothing: Since I take a lot of art classes, I had to buy a boiler suit  to protect my clothes. So I went to workmans, a shop which has a lot of different boiler suits. I tried several, and found one that was kinda really good looking (which is not easy with a boiler suit!-.-''). I saw there where chinese characters (kanjis) written on it, but I didn't look to close at them(Bad fault, but this comes later..-o-''). At the way home, I bought something that looked like a cup icecream. It actually was something like that, but had no spoon inside. But I really wanted to eat it at the very moment, so I picked one of my chopsticks from my obento, and used it as a spoon (which was really difficult, and must have looked kinda weird/funny). At this very moment, a bunch of guys came round the corner and stared at me like: 1)ohmygosh, an european! 2) sheeesh, she's tall! 3) WHAT THE HECK IS WRONG WITH HER, YOU DON'T USE CHOPSTICKS TO EAT ICE CREAM!!!!!!!!*embarrassing*

But now, we come to the really *typical-me* part of that day: At home, I showed my new boiler suit, and remembered there are kanjis written on it. So I asked my host mother of their meaning, and she was like really amused. i asked her what she's so amused about, and she said: The meaning of this kanji is "man"!! -o-'' And then I also recognized it! Sheesh, we had to laugh so bad, because it was written on the back, both sleeves and: on the CHEST!xD I cut it off where I could, and where it wasn't possible, I wrote "suki da yo"(like "I love") next to "otoko"(man). So now EVERYBODY knows I'm hetero!!xP
Typical me, right??:P

Even my host brother  really had to laugh, and I think this was the day the ice began to break between him and me, now he's somehow more open than before.:)...But I'm still really scared of his friends, without a reason, they just scare me!!0.0'' Especially Sei, the guy with the mask. i really have to do something about it!-.-''

Next thing that happened to me and just was like "typical-me": First of all, I'm actually a 2nd grader, but I also visit classes with 1st and 3rd graders.However, the week before last week, we had "back-to-school-time", which means, that several classes were skipped, and therefore you visited sometimes classes from 5th/6th period in period 3/4. But last week, we had the normal one. Friday, I was  really sleepy, and therefore not really attentive. So I again went to the classroom of 5th/6th period in period 3.And since this was also a first graders class, i thought everything is normal and sat down. i thought, that maybe my classmates sitting next to me were sick or just had another reason not to be here. And I thought, that the teacher is maybe another one because in some classes they have like co-operation...And like that, I always found a reasonable reason for everything that seemed weird....-.-''
So I sat nearly 2 lessons in the wrong class, up to the point I thought there are a bit much strange things going on at the same time; so I asked the teacher, and after 10 minutes  guesswork, we found out the truth. x) Typical me, nee?-.-''^^

Next thing about clothing: Yesterday, I went with Valerie (an exchange student friend) to Raquel's bunkasai (Raquel= another exchange student friend, bunkasai =  schoolfestival). And naturally, three strangers at one place, one of them tall and bright-eyed, had been the main attraction!x)  After that, we went into a small mall near raku-chans home, because she had to go really early (sadly), and because valerie and me were bored of the mall, we decided to make a shopping tour in Namba-Station, which is like a proper town. It was soooo much fun, since we could have bought stuff in nearly EVERY store, because Japanese fashion is absolutely after my fancy!!!<3<3<3 But I could held myself back (luckily^^''), because I'll soon make a trip with my host sister to tokyo, including disneyland, Akihabara, etc, etc!!!^0^ however, Valerie and me both have a new favourite store called Honey's: Cheap and just absolutely ADORABLE!!!!!o^w^o

But one thing the both of us really had to grin about was the fact, that even on T-shirt prints were english-mistakes!!xD for example: Women has perfect life!-.-''^_^

I'm so looking forward to next weekend, because then will my bunksai take place, and the two will come  for a visit and then stay overnight!!^o^

Apropos bunkasai, since my class decided to draw a picture from switzerland for bunkasai, I had to bring typical swiss music, but since I'm something like an anti-patriot, it was reeeeallly hard work for me. i mean, I really like modern Swissmusic, like from Bligg or Stress or baschi, or from 77 Bombaystreet, but  in Japan, they think of Switzerland and yodeling at the same time!=.= So I have 2-3 hours traditional-Swiss-music-brainwash behind me!!x.x*dead*

next topic: Today I went to Riya's game, since he asked us to come.(he plays Rugby, a sport I think of as just scary, kinda to brutal for me!O.O) So me and my host parents left the car and went over to the training fields, where the two teams already were preparing for their game. However,  I'm used to be starred at, but when we passed one of the two teams, EVERYONE followed me with their eyes (later i realized that this was Riya's team, and of course they must have suddenly realized by looking at me that I'm the new family member of Riya's family, since you just can't overlook me in Japan!xP)

Next: Riding a bicycle in Japan is REALLY dangerous: There are Jaywalker all over the place, and you don't have a pavement for bicycles  like in Switzerland. And The bicyclists don't heave their arms to show in which direction they want to drive, they just DO!!0.0 You really have to be careful. And it's also dangerous because of the wind: The first day some people got a panty shot from me, because there suddenly was a breeze, heaving my skirt above!>//< So you have 3 variants: 1) You always drive slowly, always paying attention on the traffic as well as on your skirt. 2) you ALWAYS wear cute panties, that if somebody would get a view on what you're wearing downstairs, at least you don't have to be ashamed of WHAT he/she saw. I Always do both, if possible!:P And 3) If you're clever, you just wear hotpants under your skirt. It's not always possible, but when, I always do it!^w^
Which leads back to topic clothing/uniform: under the exchange-students, we have several contests. One of tem is "who has the cutest uniform". I think, I'll make the last position!=.= AAAAWWW, it's so unfair, some of the students have a sailor.uniform or at least a checked skirt or a cute ribbon,  but mine is just dark blue, looooong skirt with plain, light blue blouse!T.T But next week, I'll start to roll my skirt back, so that it's shorter!!>:DD I just didn't want to do something like that at start, because it wouldn't have been a good start, right?^w^

Oh, and Yoshi Sensei is leaving our school at the end of the month!:/ but we'll meet during the year, since he lives at the same station as me!:P Every lesson I'm doing at least one mistake he REALLY has to laugh about. For example, I hd to read a text aloud, where a man cooks his wife every year something from a foreign country for her birthdaymeal. And this year he wants to cook Kankokuryori (Korean food). But instead of kankokuryori, I read kanGokuryori, which means as much as prison food!^^''

Even my family already says: "Akuma-chan has a really spontaneous nature! you never now, what akumachan will do next. A bit like a comedian, totally amusing. As good as play!!^w^"

=o='' Yeah, right, typical me! At first, I really thought, I could have changed, because nothing special happend. But it took not longer than one or two weeks, and my true face showed itself again. Well, hello, embarrassing moments, mishaps and mistakes, long not seen!!!=p='' xD But life would be boring without, especially for my friends!!^^

Well, thats just SIMPLY AND TYPICALLY: ME!!!^_^

Montag, 5. September 2011

After the second week...

It happened a lot last week.

First of all, I want to mention, that in the meantime I realized, how stupid my "getting-lost" trip was: I passed our house like  5 or 6 times REALLY close  - like neighbour street or so, and every time I went further and further and further...typically me, nee!xD

And I REALLY like my hostfamily! They're all so nice and have a good taste of humor!!^o^ And it's unbelievable, they just bought me a bicycle, because I needed one to come to school. Ok, bicycle are here, compared with Switzerland, really cheap, but still: HELLO, a BICYCLE?!?!! And they also pay for me when we go to restaurant, even if I (of course) refuse!They say like I'm now somehow a 2nd daughter for a year, therefore I don't have to pay for things like shampoo, bodysoap and food - And my hostmother makes everyday delicious obento (Lunchbox) too!O.O THEY'RE SO KIND!!! I want to help much and cook  them something special once in a while!:D

Yesterday (4.september) my hostbrother turned 17. I thought hard about what present I should make him. In the end, I decided to make him a tarte au chocolat, because it's one f his favorite cakes, and because my cooking and backing skills are really not to bad. So my hostsister and me made the cake the day before yesterday, when Riya was out. It was a real challenge, because several things we always use to make cakes in Switzerland, they just don't know in Japan. Therefore, I had to improvise. We also forgot to buy butter, therefore I took whipped cream and hoped, that it would turn out well. It was also really hard work, because in my family's house, there isn't an electric mixer, which means, that we had to whip the cream, the egg white etc. on our own - phuuuuh!! And since Riya doesn't like to sweet things, we left nearly all the sugar away - I didn't have a clue how it would turn out. But in the End, it luckily was yummy!!^^ But my brother was out all day, so I just told him before going to sleep, that there is a cake inside the freezer and that i whished him all the best for birthday. But he was luckily really pleased*phuuh!*

Yesterday, we also went shopping in Osaka (I can go shopping for a whole year in Namba, one of the coolest places I've ever seen!!!/^0^/) After that, my Hostmother, Rie and me went to a ONSEN!!!!!!!!*sukisukisukisukisukisukisukisukiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii!!!!!*(LOOOOVE it!)
They told me that it only was a small one, but it was already big, and it was just soooo cool: There were several hot baths, a Sauna, a salt-sauna, wet hot stones where you could lie etc etc... Just a giant chill and relax zone !!<3<3<3 Hey guys, If you're EVER in Japan, then GO to an Onsen!!

I also had my firt lesson maths Japanese-style, and it's really difficult, but I really try hard!*ganbatte!*
And my School makes a Bunkasai (schoolfestival), and my class makes a giant picture and bracelets. I'm in the drawing group, of course!^^And the topic is: 2 foreign countrys. Well, one is Egypt, and the other *surprise, surprise* Switzerland!-.- Therefore, I had to collect typically Swiss music, traditional as well as modern, and in different Languages!-.- I have 2 hours yodeling-brainwash behind me!!x.x I HATE yodel, but unfortunately, Japanese people really LOVE it, because"it's so swiss!!<3"!!-.-''

And today, I recognized, that the KAWAIIII-effect (my mom described it really fitting as yorkshire-terrier effect) won't disappear as fast as I thought..Therefore, every of my movements are commented with a "whaa, kawaii!!!<3"(how cuuute), as if I'd be their new ultracute pet or something. But the funny thing is, that I really think they're so cute, when they say I'm. So I just also reply with "kawaiii", what they again comment with "kawaiiiiiiiiii!!"x'D

But I really don't get it, there are so many SO DAMN CUTE girls there, who'd like to have a boyfriend but just didn't EVER had one! O.o  I don't know what's wrong with the brains of Japanese guys....-.-''

Oh, and some of the guy begin to loose their shyness, what is kinda really funny. Why? Because they want to draw a bit of my attention on them, but they do that on really strange ways: Today I was talking with a really nice girl on the floor, and the a guy just passed us, stopped and stood there until we noticed him, then turned and walked back!x) So strange!!:'D Or between to periods, I was looking at my timetable, to find out where my next class took place, and then a bunch of guys walked by,  diluted their heads into the room and looked at my like at an animal into a zoo (or like at a new pet, how mentioned-.-'') when I recognized them, I said "connichi wa" and smiled. And they were like really pleased and surprised, and said, as if I wouldn't have been there "OH!! nihongo de hanashimashita!!!!!^w^" (OH, she spoke in Japanese!!!:D) And I just thought(-.-'' yeah, right, I just said hello, and in fact that's why I'm here, right??-.-'' S:o)xD Seriously Guys....

A thing I was really surprised of happened today: A girl sitting next to me greeted me, and I greeted back with "ohaiou, Eri-chan" And she was so happy, and said: "OMG, you remembered my name, thank you so much!!!:O" I know, that in Japanese Classes it's nothing unusual if your classmates don't know your names after 2 or even 3 years, but still....It's my goal to remember as many names of nice people, as possible! And I have a strategie: I ask them for their phone number, then I can write their names and take a picture of them, so I always can look if I'm unsure!:DD

And I constantly make stupid/funny language mistakes, for example: On tv, some sportsevent was shown, where a German woman entered the contest. And I mentioned"Ah, she truly looks like a German woman" but for woman, I used "Onna", which is man's language. Therefore, my hostmother told me to use "Jousei" instead, which has similar meaning, but is more feminine. Today, i wanted to talk with my Japanese-teacher about man's/woman's language, and I wanted to use onna/jousei as an example. But instead of jousei, i said yousei, which means fairy in Japanese. And Yoshi-sensei was like O.O??  "huuh??who's a fairy?!"-.-'' x) ^^''

His name is not really Yoshi-Sensei, but since his family name is really long, and his given name is Yoshitaka, he allowed me to call him Yoshi. And because he is older and teaches me, i can't say -kun or -senpai, therefore we decided to call him Yoshi-sensei!^w^
Oh by the way, have i metioned that he's in fact a university student who's learning how to be a teacher? Or  that we live really close (same station, practically neighbours)? Or, most important, that he's kinda ikkemen(really good looking/hottie)??Oh, and Yes, I have single lessons with him. My friends told me already like "aaaaaaw, uhu, single lessons with a hot teacher that is only like 4 or 5 years older, AAAAHHHH!!!!xD" But I can assure you, I'm definitely not planning to make out with a teacher (Even if he's not a REAL teacher).This is so......BRRRRRRR!!!! Even if my friends have there another point of view!-.-''^^

But since everybody tells me it would be really good for my language, and since some of them are REALLY good looking (even if they are not much), I don't exclude it to have a Japanese Boyfriend..;P But well, we'll see..

...to be continued,

your akuma-chan

Mittwoch, 31. August 2011

hazukashii or the truth about the shyness of Japanese people

When I came here, I thought it would be harder to find female friends than male, because if you read mangas/ watch dramas and animes, it's always the girls that are shy and don't speak a word. But yesterday, a really strange thing happened:

I was studying Japanese in the livingroom, while my hostfamily watched tv/was in the kitchen etc. Then, the door opened, and I said, like Japanese habbit "okaeri"(welcome home), because I thought a family member would come for dinner. But when I looked up, there was a face in my age I didn't know, with huge eyes starring at me. I realized that this had to be a friend of my hostbrother Riya and said wih a surprised smile "uh, conbanwa!:)" I would have expected a short reply or something, but you know what? He couldn't say a word. When I talked to him, his eyes turned even bigger and he just nodded quickly. I bed, if he could have turned red, he would have looked like a tomato!! Then he asked my Hostsister"Riya wa..?"(where is Riya). As he got the answer, he turned around in a hurry and quickly went downstairs. Seriousely, I'm just a foreigner, nothing about to act like that.
And you know what?? Five minutes afterwards, a second friend of Riya entered the room, and the whole thing happend once  again! he wore a mask and his face was swollen , so asked what happened, but my hostsister replied, because he seemed only able to nodd - surprisingly, he was able to talk with Rie (my hostsister). I Also asked them if they would eat with us (curiosity), but got only two shaking heads as reply!-.-''

My conclusion is: In truth, it's the Japanese GUYS that are shy as if they would've never had used their own language before. The Japanese girls at school are really talkative and open, so it's not to hard to get in touch with them.*yokatta, nee??^^*

Today I visited the sculpture lessons, and i DEFINITELY want to take it!!!^^<3 And my timetable is a true dream, except for math, which I've asked for. YES, you've read right, I, akuma-chan, asked for MATHLESSONS!!! In my timetable wouldn't have been maths, but I decided to take lessons, because I was afraid to forget otherwise everything we had so far (It's a wellknown truth that our brains forget to traumatic experiences, so it would be more than likely!!-.- xD) You can tell my mathteacher, I pretty sure she would be pleased that I'll suffer from tomorrow on in this year as well-.-'' but at least, i'll suffer in Japanese!x)^^

Oh, and tell my art-teacher, that I decided to take wood/copper cut as well( who doesn't know what I mean, it's the traditional japanese art-style, which was for example used by Hokusai, one of my favorite artists!^^)

Oh, and my hostfamily think that I'm a pink-fetishist (let's thik of Annika to the power of 50!!) Why? Oh, I arrived with 2 giant pink suitcases, on my t-shirt print was pink used, and I decided to wear pink house slippers!XD Well, I like pink, but it's not my favorite color!x)

Oh, and who of you watch detective conan?? Can you remember the stupid policeman that occurs in a few wpisodes? in the German version, he got the same voice-actor as spongebob. Those, who watch conan   in Japanese, remember the voice. Because the schools principal has a kinda similar voice!!!x'D and his face has sometimes also similar expressions!!x') Each time voice AND face are same as the one from the policeman, I have a hard time not to laugh!x))

Oh, and today I got lost on my way back home, I don't know if I got out 1 station to early or if  I just took the false direction, because I was talking with a 1st. Grader who's in the kendo-club, therefore I was inattentive(typical me-.-'' xP) But luckily, my Japanese skills are good enough to ask for the direction, And I found the way back by myself!^^ 
I was really proud, because I didn't want to call the hostfamily cause of that, I wanted to find my way back home by myself (everyone who knows me knows that I am really ambitious and independant!>:D)

But now comes the clue: I didn't have difficulties to find my way bak, but to open the door!!XD  I was standing in front of the house like an idiot and couldn't enter; and because I was early, nobody was at home, so I coudn't ask somebody from inside to open the door!-.-'' You know why?? In Switzerland, we turn the key to the left to close the door, and to the right to open it. But in Japan, it's exactly the otherway around!!-.- But I was so used to do it Swisswise, that I didn't get the idea to try it otherwise until after 15 minutes or so!xD So I was thinking really hard how to open the door, exactly in the moment when One of Riya's friends from yesterday (the one with the mask) came round the corner, riding his bycicle!-.-'' EMBARASSSING!!!!!x''D I quickly smiled and winked, and at least he winked back, but not without a puzzled view back over his shoulder!x) seems that we are neighbours... Well then, let's toast on good neighbourhood, nee??x)

I'll write more soon,

akuma-chan

Dienstag, 30. August 2011

the first week in JAPAN!!^o^

Hey guys, it's me(of course!xP)

First of all, sorry for being sooo late with my first post, but we didn't have any Internet in the camp. But step by step, nee??:))

Sooo, my adventure has started on august 19th. My mum and I were really early at the airport, because none of us could sleep very well. Therefore, we spent a lot of time with sitting around, drinking much to sweet starbucks-drinks and talking nonsense, because none of us did know what to say..:) then, some other familymembers arrived to say good-bye. I was wondering where my friends were, because I had to ckeck in  earlier as expected...But luckily, I got the chance to say'em the final goodbye.Against my expectation, I didn't have to cry, but it was really sad somehow...But I was soooooo happy to see them all for once again, so really guys: THANK YOU!!<3

Luckily, another exchange student was in the same plane as me, so we were always together and talked almost all the time. In the 2nd plane from Holland to Osaka, she had another place, but a Japanese guy agreed when I asked him to change seats with her, so we had window seats and extra space for our legs(yuppie!^^) I couldn't sleep more than 1-2 hours, I was so exited! -.-'' ^^
The most beautiful view during the flight was when I looked outside the window: on the left, you could see the last sunbeams of the sunset. But when you looked on the right handside, there was dark night with sparkling stars and beautiful moon. Just breathtaking, I tell you!!

We met other exchange students at the airport, and everything seemed to function perfect...BUT: It wouldn't be MY exchange year, if there wouldn't be ANY difficulties, nee??(my friends could tell you!-.-'') so, when it was my turn to show the visa and the passport, the man faltered:  my exchange organisation as well as the japanese embassy didn't notice, that my visa still was for spring. But because of the nuclear catastrophe, I couldn't go then and therefore, they should have changed the date on my visa, but they missed it. And therefore, I couldn't pass, as well as the students behind me. We had to wait a half eternity; but finally, we could pass.

I spent a really good time in the camp, the people there were soo cool. Especially coll was, that you weren't the weirdo that likes manga and anime and Japan in general, because everybody there was like that!^w^ Everyday was so much fun, my laughing muscles had a hardcore-training during this week. For example:
One Evening, we all went to the boys-room to watch an anime. But when we arrived there, we suddenly recognized a bunch of disgusting smells(I just say: BOYS-ROOM!xP). So I volunteered to open the balcony's window. But when I drew back the curtain, outside was a guy phoning. I screamed like"kyah!" because I didn't expect him to be there. And he got frighted too, because he was as well surprised. And because of that, he starred with a scary-pedophile-like view inside at the same time as I drew the curtain complete back(in order that everybody could see what frighted me. ). So, many of  the girls screamed as well, cause they thought we were spotted out by somebody.
When we calmed down again, I opened the window. Can ou guess what happend?? A giant bug with the size of a man's spreaded hand flied inside the window. Then, the whole room was in trouble: The girls were all like"KYAAAAHHH, KYAAAAAAAH" and the boys were like"WHOOOOOOOOAAH, SHIT, what's THAT?!?!!!!"...
20 minutes or so later, the bug(I think it was a cicada) was finally outside the room again.
Seriousely, why can't japanese bugs and spiders be like "normal-size"?!?!-.-'' they're always like XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXL sized.


And this is just one example, there was everyday at least something like that!x'D

And it's always funny if kids are starring at me, because I'm tall and white and blue-eyed and brown-curly-haired and maybe the first foreigner they've ever seen. And when you talk to them, some of them are soooo shy, but other talk back with surprise -SOOOOOO CUUUUUUUUUTE!!!!!<3
And to take a Japanese style baths is just AMAZING!! Seriously guys, you really have to do that once in your life!!!

However, the week was over faar to fast, And I really look forward to meet the friends I made there again. And At the last night, I won the award for the most outgoing student (which means I'm really openminded and stuff!^^) Wheeeeew!^o^

Then, the day we moved to the Hostfamily arrived. I was soooooo nervous and exited to meet them, but kinda sad too, to leave my new friends behind. but we'll meet again at discoverytour or private for making pyjama-party, neee??!^o^

But I'm really lucky to have THIS family: They're SO nice and talkative, even if my Japanese is (at the moment) really bad!-.-'':) I get along really well with my hostsister(she's 21) and I have a hostrother with the same age as me(who's at the moment a bit shy but kinda cute too!:D)

Today, I had my first day at school. Yesterday, I was shown around there -  I can just say: SUGOOOIIII!!(amazing) It's just like the materialized dream of everyone who's into art -so may different choices and subjects I could take. I decided to take Oil-painting, Illustration, sculpture building and pottery!^w^ i will have drawing, calligraphy and normal subjects as well. and the best: School's start everyday is not until 08:30 a.m.!!!*yaaay*!^o^

But back to today: I was SO. DAMN. NERVOUS!!! I had to make a 1 minute speech (Self introduction) in front of THE WHOLE SCHOOL!!!!>o< In Japanese of course!!!>//<
But luckily, i did well!世がつた,ね??!(good, isn't it?*phuuuw*)

And the weirdest thing is at the moment, when I am on the floor: Everyone is really curious and stares at me, but is to shy to say something. Then, i say こんいちは!(connichiwa) and smile. Guess what happens??  Their eyes wide with surprise, and then they smile and greet back. Good so far. But the weird thing is what happens afterward: Everyone squeak "KAWAIIIIIIII, KAWAIIIIIII......WHAHH, KAWAIIIIIIIII!!!!!>//<"(means as much as...HOW CUTE, HOW CUTE!!)O.O;

This was definitely not the reaction I've expected, and at first I understood:"kOwaii"(means as muh as"scary"xD) by the way, this happens often  -In the camp, a guy wanted to say towards a girl: "Anata ga kirEi  desu"(means as much as you're beautiful) guess what he said?:"Anata ga kirAi desu"(means as much as"I hate you!"x'D)

But back to "kawaii, kawaii": It's really weird and somehow a bit embarassing, but really cute too. And I'm slowly getting used to it!:) And it's definitely not like that's all the year like this. I'm just the new foreigner, that's all!^^''

My class is just-girls(sadly), but they're all really cool and so kind!;D

Pheew, that's it for the moment, till sooner or later(and keep on reading my blog/tell your friends)

your akuma-chan!^w^

Samstag, 23. Juli 2011

Bohemian's call or homage to the unsteadiness

Dear reader

I don't know  how many of your kind will find the way through the infinite spaces of the world wide web. And honestly, I don't care. i'll write this blog for myself in first term. I've been dealing with writing a blog for quite some time already, just because I love to write. But I always found a "good" reason to procrastinate it. Until today. But now, I'll move to Japan for an exchange year pretty soon(Osaka, wheew!^o^); so I decided now would be the best time to start writing a blog; because like this I can share my experiences and thoughts with my dear friends left at home.

Some of you may ask their selfs, maybe even be pissed on (sorry my lovely Kathy) on the fact that I write this blog in English, although I'm Swiss and not a native speaker. The answer is simple: Even if my English is definitely not the best, I want to make it possible for as many people as possible to follow my blog. And I already know some other, really nice exchange students who will stay in Osaka as well (Jasmin, Patty, we'll definitely rock the city!x3), and I want them to have a chance to follow my blog!^.-
So, I'm begging pardon for my mistakes in anticipation; and I really wish that you'll still have a lot of fun living through this year with me!;)

I've nearly wanted to finish here, but then I saw that I 've not come to the theme I wanted to until now: the name I have chosen for the blog and me. I called it Bohemian's call, because I think of myself as a Bohemian, as a gipsy; and I will always follow the call from afar - I think this is a gipsy-thing, I can't explain it to anyone who's not following the call - it's a pull, a dragging pain from inside your soul if you ignore it. It's the impulse, the urge to discover new places, to get in touch with new cultures and people and to face new adventures. i would become sick if I couldn't live like that. People often ask whether I can life without roots, whether I  even have any roots. WHAT A STUPID QUESTION!!!  I have the roots by myself, in my heart. So I don't need to stay at one place! Every Place is as good as another, it only depends on the people and what you make out of it. That's why Bohemian.

And homage to the unsteadiness, because I've terrible difficulties by making decisions. Seriously, one time I've spent half an hour by trying to make a decision which sort of ice-cream I'd like to take (Nicole could tell you!xP). And I love changes, no matter wether a change in domicile, design or nickname. So, Bohemian was just a name chosen by accident (believe me, I've like hundreds of others I'd also like to take), therefore it's more than likely that i will change my nick, the blog's title or even the URL (don't worry, i'd say it before;P).I'm so unsteady, so multisided, that even i have sometimes headache because of that. But well, that's me. Deal with it or leave it.

So, enough talked for the moment, i'd love to see you soon again- but if you're not willed to it's also fine; Because then you're definitely NOT a bohemian/gipsy/vagabond/pirate/seeker/wanderer or short: not of the same kind as me. And in This case, it's definitely better for you to leave, because as I said, i'm sick and tired of all kind of small-minded people.

Otherwise I wish you all the best  and send you a cheshire-cat-like grin, until soon,

your (at the moment) Bohemian