In February, I returned home to visit my family for Spring break.
Before I left home, I got to celebrate my 21st birthday with my family. My present was to come home and see them. My last night home, we had a spread of all my favourite foods, and my mom let me pick out bouquets of pink, magenta and purple gerber daises. I put them in a vase with a huge purple bow around the neck.
I spent most of Spring break behind the pedal of my sewing machine, and managed to knock out a lot of cosplays! I'll have to dedicate a future post to solely cosplay, I don't think I can tie it into this entry.
I returned to Japan last month, and dove into a spiral of Placement Tests, studying... and a whole bunch of adventures! From the "Bear Cafe"in Sakae, to seeing the land where "Dreams Come True", to seeing one of my favourite J-rock groups.
This is a sampling post! In the next week or two I want to write proper articles, so I can explain these things and maybe you can go and see them yourself! In the meantime, let's see what's in store.
Upon returning to Japan, I proceeded to eat far too many sweets. My Japanese friend graduated from college, so we had a party at Sweets Paradise in Nagoya.
Not long after, my lolita friend invited me out to twin our AP Honey Picnic sets, and ate lunch at a "Bear Cafe".
Not long after that, rain started falling, cherry blossoms started budding, and it was time for Hanami (flower viewing).
This weekend, we went to Disney Sea, to celebrate my friend's graduation again...
And tonight, I just got back from seeing Alice Nine in Nagoya.
Tomorrow... I think I can actually take a breather!!
Time has been soaring by. Coming back to Japan for a second semester has been the best decision... I'm more comfortable with the language, I know what to expect from my courses and teachers, and the best part is, I came back to a bunch of friends waiting to see me. That makes all the difference.
Without my friends, I'd be nothing! Not just the fellow riyuugakusei who speak English; but the Japanese ones who live here too. I am so grateful and lucky that they'd invite me into their busy lives, to invite me to things like going to Disney Sea.
Not to mention we speak only Japanese while we're out, which is amazing practice! You learn expressions and develop a natural style, which I may argue, is impossible to master in a classroom alone.
Thank you for sticking with Darkly Darling, even with stretches of inactivity. I really hope you continue to follow me on my adventures, and it inspires you to set out on an adventure of your own.
Till next time!