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February 20 2012

23:07
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Yaki Chicken Udon, Shrimp Tempura and Sushi at Tempura Japanese Restaurant with Raphael.
==Since we're not in Japan yet- the next best alternative is the Japanese restaurant ran by the Chinese population.==

I'm partial to not liking seafood so I only tried one roll of sushi...personally it was disgusting but to other people that like that stuff it would have been pretty good. The same with the shrimp tempura but there was sweet potatoes and broccoli in it also- those are always good.
The Yaki Udon was yummy, with the plate broiling hot so that the noodles were still sizzling half way through the meal...unfortunately they stuck to the bottom so it was hard getting them off with our chopsticks.

December 24 2011

21:13
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So, I cleaned out some of my books(around 700 library) and found five issues of manga-zines from Japan. I'd thought I only had two.
There's three Sho-Comi, one Magaret and one Hanayume.

November 11 2011

18:59
Hey all! New update~

Okay, so I was VERY frustrated with my current college as they aren't offering ANY courses this year, well unless I want to major in nursing or Diesel Fuel Tech...but I'm sort of fine with it now. They literally forced me to maybe have to extend my stay here, which is not going to happen so I talked with my econ teacher and found out that the schedule saying I either had to have passed the prerequisite or have permission was just a miss print. So, I'll be taking, College Algebra, Micro-Economics, American Gov & Politics, and Sci-fi and Supernatural Literature.

Also, it is confirmed that I AM going to Tokyo(more like Yokohama) summer 2012 and that I still have no idea of the dates or how long I'll be there.

October 30 2011

17:28
I might be going to Tokyo next summer. MIGHT.

October 08 2011

19:42
Studying...Studying...Actually, does it sound like I'm studying?
Nah, I'm more like rewriting notes for my politics class. Boring, you probably stopped reading there, right?
I always wondered why my friends were more popular online but then I realized their blogs, soups, tumblrs, Me2Day, ect. were filled with nude and half naked Asian men. Haha, how far in the world can you get with that? VERY FAR!

Eh, it doesn't matter how popular I am!

August 19 2011

15:35
There's two main types of "gaijin".
1. The type that generally have an earnest interest in Japan.
2. The kind that want to be Japanese. AKA. Weeaboo.

The 2nd kind mess everything up for us Type 1's.
They go to Tokyo, since that's the only city that usually exists of Japan in their mind, dressed up in some weird clothes they either bought online or made themselves. Then they walk around; yapping random Japanese words(baka, sugio, fa-i-tou! etc.), trying to hug the poor unknowing pedestrians, and generally acting like a tween at a Justin Bieber concert. Or in another way of putting it, they think real 'Japanese' people act like manga/anime characters and therefore try to imitate them. **It's not uncommon for Type 2's to go to Japan to find a "kakkoi boyfriend/husband."

If you can see how these 'type' of 'ignorant' people put a skew in the way people see 'gaijin', then you'd understand how hard it is to change peoples minds about you being an 'air head'. It's not just the Japanese that think this of these gaijin(sometimes...or a lot). These 'gaijin' act like the above before even getting to Japan, and therefore- when people hear about us Type 1's love of Japan, they wait for us to break into an annoying high-pitched song, repeating "Ikimasho! Ikimasho!!" Over and over again.

That's just not the way us Type 1's work. We're strong in our love of the country. We're calm, act like ourselves, respectful, but in the end we're fun and still have our 'otaku' moments. Our 'otaku' moments might be sparse to often but we never act like Type 2. We just smile, laugh, talk excitedly, and take pictures(If cameras are allowed). We know our boundaries and have our own ideas of what we want.
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