During my fresher year at my university, I stayed in a flat. We had a common room in which we used to hang out whenever there was any event. We also had a shared laundry room. I managed to get to know a lot of people in my first week. It was all nice chatting with people from different countries but this blissful experience did not last until the second week of my stay. The common room had become so dirty that I had to lift my foot for each step I walked in the room. The laundry room was so full that I had to dry my clothes in my room. Worse, bottles of milk in the refrigerators leaked, releasing unbearable odour each time I opened the refrigerator door(s). For the rest of my stay, my fresh groceries spent most of their time with rotten food. When I moved out in September 2017, I could even find food which had already expired in November 2016.
Last week, on my day off, I took a short trip to Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan. Because I went on a weekday, it was not very crowded. There is an aquarium in my hometown, and it was always one of my favorite places to take field trips to in elementary and middle school. The aquarium was easily accessible by public transportation and easy to find once I got off the subway.
G’day! It’s Clare, and if you can’t already tell I’m an Aussie. Yep that’s right, an Aussie living and studying in Japan.
I moved to Japan in March 2018, after visiting twice before I was determined to make this my temporary home. Previous visits had been merely for tourism, I had seen so much that it made me want to learn even more about the culture. In this blog I will share with you my experience as a gaijin student so far!
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The weather is beautiful and the sun is shining! What are you planning for the summer?
It is a season when there are lots of fun things going abroad during the summer vacation, going to summer festivals and fireworks.