Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Workin' hard

Things have been a bit busy around here lately! Ack! I'm going to try to blog more in October, but until more stuff comes, here's a pic from one of the university cafeterias!

Monday, September 14, 2015

First day on campus

Well, I finished my first day on campus!

Started with a power breakfast:
(also had eggs)

Took an outfit selfie:
And then didn't take any pictures the rest of the day! 

One more day of orientation, and then we have prep before classes start on Friday. 

And, I'm falling asleep...zzzz

Sunday, September 13, 2015


This is my life now. 
Yep, I sure made it to Tokyo!

More to come later - tomorrow will be my first day to go to Yokohama!

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

See you later, alligator

Actually, I didn't see any gators on this go-round. I did see a lovely sunset this evening, though. We drove down to my new favorite sunset spot and saw this:

But I'm really starting from the end when I should be starting from the beginning. We walked and biked this morning, but I didn't take a pic. Then we are all my favorite foods, but I also didn't take a pic! Guess I'm slacking. 

This evening, we walked on the trail at the fire station. The evening sunlight through the trees was stunning. But guess what? Yup, no pic. I did take a pic of my walking buddies, though!
I'm going to miss being here! 

See you in January, Mississippi!

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Back to LA

No, not really! Just in this post. 

There are only 2 things I like about flying into California. Well, maybe 3. I like the shorter flight (only 9.5 hours). This time, I got to meet a family friend, which was fun. Also, the California views are fun to see. 

The layover in CA was 12 hours! So, we ate Mexican for lunch. 

Our friend has a pool, so we went swimming. 
And what California trip would be complete without a trip to the beach?
Lots of people were out enjoying the day. 
We saw lots of planes. 
This was a good way to spend a 12 hour layover!

Saturday, August 22, 2015

I'm alive!

Ahem. It's been a while since my last blog post, and there's a good reason. I got sick, and then I really wasn't doing much I could blog about. Reading and checking Facebook doesn't really make for thrilling copy. 

But, I'm feeling better and have been getting out and about some. 

Yesterday, the brother and I went out for coffee. 
Today, I made a serious breakfast. 
Yes, I ate on the floor. The brown stuff is homemade applesauce - yum! That's something I want to make in Japan, but apples are too expensive. Hmm. The only cheap fruit would be bananas, and bananasauce doesn't sound appetizing. 

Today I also went out shopping and was pretty successful. I'm really excited about my colorful Expo markers! We usually get red, black, and blue, but I always need more colors. 

In other news, here are some skies!
Now that I'm feeling better, I'm definitely enjoying my vacation more!

Monday, August 10, 2015

Last night in Hokkaido

Well, we've come full circle. I'm back in Sapporo sleeping at the same hostel (sadly, it's much hotter now). 

The day started with pancakes in Teshio. 
And a 5 hour bus trip. 
Finally, we arrived. 
Went back to Odori park. 
Met a good friend!
Ate soup curry. 
And now I'm trying to sleep in the stuffiness. 

It's been fun, Hokkaido!