About to board my 13 hour flight to Tokyo. Got this in my fortune cookie today. Interesting. I hope these three weeks have refreshed my mind and soul so that I can make the most of this year.

If I could I would!!!

I’m already sending myself beans and rice and instant corn masa to make tortillas and tamales, as well as, a small skillets to cook/warm-up tortillas—microwaving tortillas is just blasphemy!

I’m paying way too much money for about 20 dollars worth of food. Don’t judge me.

hungryhungry-hippo asked:

I love your blog!! Im currently looking at programs so I can teach abroad next year since I'm graduating and your blog has been really helpful and made me feel more confident

That’s really nice of you to say!
I’m glad that you have been able to find the confidence to live abroad!
Living abroad isn’t easy and it’s full of emotional swells; one moment your having the time of you life and the other moment you hate everything. Nevertheless, it makes for great story telling and it’s all part of the adventure!
Please keep me updated on your plans because I love seeing peoples experiences abroad.
Good luck and keep me posted!

I’ve been back for almost a week now. It’s nice. Lots of eating has happened and failed attempts to sleep before 1am. 
Not gonna lie, I’m jealous seeing all the matsuri pictures, but honestly I would be at work just desk warming 90% of the time. Enjoying my time here will it lasts.
@moshetei

I’ve been back for almost a week now. It’s nice. Lots of eating has happened and failed attempts to sleep before 1am.
Not gonna lie, I’m jealous seeing all the matsuri pictures, but honestly I would be at work just desk warming 90% of the time. Enjoying my time here will it lasts.

@moshetei

So much food! I’ve just been posting mostly pictures of food on Facebook and the two best replies so far were: “I want to lick my cellphone D:” & “You will never fathom how much I resent your pictures of delicious food”. Haha!!! I love Japanese food but it can be very simple, so I’m getting my fill of good flavorful ethnic food, real American food (good pizza!!), and salads like the arugula and baby greens salad I had!! Soooo good!!

Above: Ben and Jerry’s cheese cake ice cream cake for my mom’a birthday, grilled & brick oven pizza, and Thai food.

I just got back home two days ago, and the jet lag is slowly wearing off. I’ve been in my pjs all day— the rainy weather isn’t helping. It’s 6pm and I finally got up and started looking through my bookshelf for books to take back with me. Among that stack of Japanese language textbooks I found this hidden gem. Another “goal” notebook. If you follow me you may have see a post I made a while back about my JET programme application notebook, well, this is my study abroad application notebook. It seems that when I get proactive about something (which is not often cause I can be really lazy) I bust out a notebook, research, and write it all down. I don’t think I have shared my study experience, but if your still in high school or college I highly recommend studying in a foreign country. My first piece of advice is to do research, research, and more research. It helps to research and get your facts straight. It also helps to write it all down in a notebook.

First 48 hours

Eyebrows waxed and hair cut! I love Japan but no one can cut my hair right and there are zero styling products for curly hair; understandably so since there is no demographic for curly hair. Time to stock up.

On another note, the cashier at Walgreens hassled me for using cash. Or in his words, “Wow. Your seriously going to use cash.” Whatever. Money is money.

What did I do. I left my debit card in Japan. Lol.