chochajin
08 March 2009 @ 01:09 pm
[Japan]: Sick me wants a cat in Shikoku or Okayama?! XD  
Hellou~

I love random subjects XD

First of all I'm sick again. I REALLY don't know how many colds I've already had this winter. From October to March I have been sick every single month and sometimes for more than 3 weeks.
My immune system is not weak or anything and back home I had one cold a year or less.
So why am I sick so often you ask? I'm not sure, but I think there are 2 good reasons:

  1. I'm in a different country with different types of germs and viruses.

  2. I work with very young kids every day. (They stick their fingers in every possible orifice of their bodies, so of course germs spread easily x_X)


Up till now I haven't found a method to prevent me from getting sick so often. My coworkers get sick quite often, too, but not as often as me. Well, almost all of them are either Japanese or have been living here for some years now, so their bodies are used to the viruses, I guess.
I probably have to go to a doctor tomorrow or the day after tomorrow. It's still very chaotic at work as the new school term just started and right now I feel like crap. Furthermore I need to be fit again in a few days for the wedding, Tokyo etc.

Actually I wanted to go shopping today. FINALLY no rain and it was quite warm, BUT I didn't feel fit enough ;____;
I still need to buy a dress for the wedding! Only a few more days left and I checked the weather for this week!! Lots of rain again ;o; NOOOOO!!! *headdesk*

Side note:
A lot of people still keep asking me what I'm actually doing here in Japan. I REALLY thought it's more than obvious. I write about it a lot and I don't make a secret out of it.
So here ya go once again: I'm an English teacher here in Japan . I work for an institution called "eikaiwa" (wich just means "English conversation" if you translate it). Those schools are like "juku" / cram schools, but only for English.
Students are of all ages (from 2 years old up to over 60 years!). They come there after kindergarten, school, work in order to learn or improve their English. There are various types of classes (normal classes, conversation classes, test prep classes, uni prep classes, TOEFL prep courses etc.).
I hope that answers your questions. If not feel free to ask me :)

some random facts )


As I couldn't leave the apartment today, I decided to plan my spring vacation a little bit.
At first I wanted to go to Beppu, but it seems that I can't really combine Beppu with anything else that would be close (and where I WOULD WANT to go to ^^; ......).
So right now I decided to first go to Okayama for 2 days and from there to Shikoku. First Kochi and then Matsuyama.
I also wanted to go to Matsue, but it's not really on the way and for only 7 days I won't have enough time.
I also was thinking about Nara, but I always can visit Nara and everything that's down there, once I started the Japanese language school which will be either in Kansai, Tokyo or Nagoya. So everything that's "down there" I should avoid to visit now and concentrate on places that are CLOSE to where I live now.
I REALLY would love to go to Naruto, too, but I think that's a little bit too much? What do you think? Or should I skip Okayama? It's on the way, so I thought it would be nice, to take a break there?! .. Hmm ....

Read more... )



I love Japan and I love cats! Why can't I have a cat IN Japan ;o; .... )



Random fandom apartment shots?! [no, no cats ;o; ....] )


God, this entry is so random! Please excuse me.
At least I managed to study Japanese as long as planned today





Okay,
it's already 9pm and there's still so much to do until I can go to bed. GAH!!!


Bye~buuuu~
 
 
[mood]: sick
[music]: Morning Musume - Resonant Blue
 
 
chochajin
20 June 2008 @ 11:40 am
[Merchandising]: Pinky St., photobooks, figures, too much fandom?!? (x__X)>  
Hohoho~

Okay as promised here is kind of part 2 of this entry. Please note that there are TONS of photos ahead, I really mean it! XDDDD
Don't worry this won't be the last entry of this kind. I still haven't unpacked and/or photographed everything I bought in the last few months here in Japan (°-o) *crazy smirk*

Let's start with pinky st. dolls this time. By the way if you want to see ALL of my pinky st. photos I've ever posted (and even those I haven't posted), you can have a look at this gallery

A lot of pinkys ahead. Special edition day. )



Wait ... Fruits Basket??? HOMG!! )




Are you ready for Death Note crack? XD )



Light: "Oii, wait! Something is wrong here!!!!!!!! o___O"

Katekyo, Haruhi Suzumiya, doujinshis, photobooks etc. )


Excuse all of my random, stupid, not even funny comments. Various reasons caused a sudden braindead! (o_____o) ........
Hope you enjoyed all of the photos.
I'm sorry that I don't update so often and when I do then it's always these monster, photo-intense entries (^^'') ... I suck (.___.)

Anyway love you all! <3
 
 
[mood]: nerdy
[music]: So'Fly - DANCEHALL FEVER
 
 
chochajin
25 May 2008 @ 05:29 am
[Fandom]: Pinky St. + lots of stuff  
Hey there!

Here is finally the promised merchandising entry (part one out of ???? XDDDD). So this is really only a part of it! There's still tons of stuff (especially pinky st. dolls) that I haven't even unpacked yet!
When I have more time I'll take photos of them as well.
I also have tons of doujinshi by know. I'd love to share some of them with you, but I don't have a scanner (yet).

Aaaand~ of course I'll sell some of my stuff in the next few months. Simply because I don't have enough space for it all in my appartment AND I can't drag everything along with me when I return to Germany anyway. So if you're interested in anything (esp. artbooks + doujinshi), stay tuned :D

Anyway here we go~

WARNING IMAGE INTENSE11!!! )



And this is just the beginning o__O ... )



Huhuhu~ I always wanted to buy these, finally I could do so (*___*)
Aaaand after a looooooooooooong struggle I also have L now! So more photos are to come soon ^^ (hopefully)

tons of pinky st. dolls ahead!~ )



Gah! She's so damn cute! (*____*)>

final round~ )



Okay that's all for today.
I hope you enjoyed it although it was mainly pinky st.!


Bye-bee!~ (*_*)/
 
 
Current Location: 日本、山口県、私のアパート
[music]: TV: Slam Dunk
[mood]: bouncy
 
 
chochajin
11 April 2008 @ 06:25 pm
[Japan]: 春休み (haru yasumi) - Osaka and Tokyo  
Oh, oh

I know it’s been a long time once again, but whatever. It can’t be helped. I’m sorry and I hope I can be around a little bit more often from now on!

I just came back from Tokyo on Monday night and had a great “haru yasumi” (spring break).
This might sound strange, but as soon as I arrived in Tokyo I had the feeling that I was finally home!
Yumi-chan’s family gave me a warm welcoming and I was soooooooooo happy to finally see them again!
The next day I met with my German friends who were traveling through the whole world. Their last stop was Tokyo and that just at the right time, so we just had to meet of course! I showed them around and we had a lot of fun. It felt so great to finally speak German once again!!

Sakura love ahead~ )



Hanami <3

WARNING WARNING THERE ARE REALLY REALLY A LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOT OF PHOTOS THIS TIME AND IT WILL TAKE HOURS AND HOURS TO LOAD BUT I THINK IT IS WORTH IT!! XD )



Hahh~ how I miss Tokyo!
The next day my friends went to Hakone and I went shopping. (I already went to Hakone last September)
I had a strict “shopping plan” that looked like: Harajuku, Akihabara, Ikebukuro, Harajuku, Akihabara, Akihabara, Harajuku, Harajuku, Harajuku …
No comment ;P
Harajuku, more Hanami and stuff + Nikko )



More Nikko, return and I bought TOO MUCH STUFF!!!!! )



And even more stuff I bought (o__o'') ... )


I'm still in a pretty good mood because of Tokyo, but I already miss my friends and Tokyo as well *sigh* My next job gotta be in Tokyo!

What's more is that Read more... )

I THINK that was all! I'm sorry that it's gotten so long, but that's what I get for not updating for so long.
For people who are interested in my life in Japan, it would be good to read it all, for other people: just enjoy the photos .. I guess! XDDDD

Hopefully read you soon again and thank you sooooooooooooooooooooo~ much for all your nice comments last time! (;____;)
They really helped me!!! <33333

Bye-bu~
 
 
[mood]: tired
[music]: TV - jdrama: Around 40
 
 
chochajin
30 October 2007 @ 06:46 pm
[Japan Photos]: Fandom paradise!~。・:*:・゜★,。・:*:・゜♪☆  
Hohoho~

another evil picspam lies ahead, be prepared for TEH FANDOM PARADISE JAPAN! (^______^)

Okay, let´s start:

Again tons of photos ahead!~ )



and even more photos here! XD )



TeH rest! :) )



Okay, that´s all for today ^-^/
 
 
[mood]: good
 
 
chochajin
19 October 2007 @ 05:36 pm
[Photos]: What I bought in Japan!11!~  
Hohoho~

because some people were getting on my nerves asking when the next "fandom" related picspam will come, I thought it´s time to share photos of the stuff I´ve bought in Japan (^^;) ......
......
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and yes I still had money when I came back from Japan XD ... and no this didn´t all fit in my luggage, I had to send 2 packages home and a 3rd one because my luggage was too heavy ^^; ...........

So here we go!~

Warning: REALLY IMAGE HEAVY!


Are you sure you want to see it? XD )



HOMG! I´m not sure I wanna see this! T_T )



And it´s getting worse and worse! XD )



Okay, we´re almost through! ;P )



And the last cut, I promise! ^^ )



Okay ... there´s still more tiny things, but I think that´s enough and you get the main idea, right? ^^;;; ........ *runs away now*


^-^/ ~~~~~~~~~~~--------------***------->
 
 
[music]: DEEN - Kono Mama Kimi Dake wo Ubai Saritai
[mood]: drained