Sunday, 28 February 2016

5 months in Japan: exams are over~

Finally, my exams are finished (Osaka U finished pretty late). Setsubun has been and gone so it's technically Spring now. I'm starting to see plum blossom (see above) and the Sakura hype train has officially left the station, with sakura themed food and starbucks etc, everywhere. Plus, I've just come back from a holiday!
Last month was really uneventful. Just studying, and fermenting in my room, and I didn't really go out. Luckily I did end up with good grades at the end of it so I'm happy. 

I think I've put so much pressure on myself to have loads of fun, all the time, and honestly it's a little exhausting. I'm scared about wasting the year, and the fact that this month I haven't gone out or gone exploring "enough".

I haven't been giving myself enough credit for the fact that this term at uni I took 21 credits instead of 15 and had 28 1/2 hours of class a week on top of studying at home.I keep forgetting that there is "学" in "留学生" ("study" in "exchange student") and that my main purpose of being here is actually to study, and I'm fulfilling that. Hopefully it's paid off and my Japanese has improved. There's another round of tests soon for spring term so I need to hit the books again soon.

Lately I've managed some fun things too though! My boyfriend came up to visit me for Valentine's Day, and I made him valentines chocolate. We celebrated one year together by going to Kyushu and Hiroshima, and we had a fancy meal. I can't believe it's been a year already! I love him so much <3 (sorry for going all cringe on you guys).

So, next month. It's spring holiday here in Japan, so it's like "the" big chance to go travelling. Of course I want to go to more places, but I also need to look after myself a little, catch up on sleep and healthy eating, and get a little studying in too.
Hopefully I can get back on top of blogging too! 
Also, my family is coming to Japan in less than a month!! I'm so excited. Of course we'll be doing all the typical touristy Kyoto things, but I'm hoping to take them to places new to me too.

No pressure, eh?

Thanks for reading! 
-Amy xoxo

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