Andreas’s Japan journeys

Friday, October 20, 2006

Test of courage – chocolate and kanji

Filed under: My blog — Andreas @ 10:12 am

I went to the supermarket today to buy some food. I’ve been living pretty extravagantly these 3 weeks because I thought that I’d be moving to my host family. As I’ve mentioned my host family is no longer ready to receive me, so now I must begin to think a bit more about my finances. So instead of eating at a restaurant (which is still cheap compared to Swedish standards) I figured that something had to be done, else I would spend my life savings on food alone. So there I was, at the supermarket, when suddenly there was an apparition. A vision; a red box I knew I wouldn’t be able to see in any other country than Japan. Or maybe I would, but not in Sweden at least, and thus never except in Japan… well, I just had to buy it concidering my bad luck with the Japanese candy I bought the other day.

POCKY!!!! Waaaah! *begins to hum on “Love a Riddle”* And then we have my dinner to the right…

Speaking of buying things. Today I got my other two books that I had ordered from school. The self-study-only kanji books. I jus hope that I will be able to study some of them at the side from my ordinary studies so I will progress in the writing part as well. Guess we’ll see about that once we move a bit further.

Minna no nihongo kanji books, let’s just hope I get some use from them

Next wednesday we have our first real test. Chapters 1-6. I think I’m prepared for 1-4 but I’ve got to study more on 5 and 6. Only problem is I’ve signed up for a school trip on Saturday so that whole day is gone. Instead I’m hoping to take some great pictures, so if I have the time on Sunday you can expect a long account of my journey. So where am I going then? I’m going to the city of Nara to visit one of the oldest temples in Japan and see one of Japan’s biggest statues of Buddah; 14 metres high and carved into the mountian I believe. I’m hoping to take some great photos of it.

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Today’s word is yuukibravery



  1. Nara..Coolt. Jag antar att det tempel du ska besöka är det urgamla templet som härstammar från när Nara var Japans huvudstad. Delar av det är världens äldsta träbyggnad och är från 700-talet om jag inte minns fel. Varför inte ta platsen som klassens busfrö genom att bränna ner skiten! :)

    Comment by Lars — Friday, October 20, 2006 @ 8:46 am

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    Comment by Anonymous — Friday, October 20, 2006 @ 11:44 am

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    Comment by Anonymous — Friday, October 20, 2006 @ 11:56 am

  4. Jo det är precis dit vi ska. Templet brändes ner ca 700 dock och byggdes om. Jag vet inte om jag ska stjäla den platsen från killen som redan innehar den titeln. :) Så länge jag hinner fota templet så får han väl göra det han vill… ;)

    Comment by Andreas — Friday, October 20, 2006 @ 8:53 pm

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