Archive for July, 2008

July 12th Update

Posted in Japan News on July 12, 2008 by joeki2000

It seems there are still 3 or 4 people reading this, so I will amuse you all with one more update.

First off : I’m leaving Japan on Saturday, August 30th. If all goes well I will be arriving in Brussels Saturday 30th in the early evening. Not something I’m really looking forward to. I’m really beginning to get settled here 🙂 .
Anyway what have I been up to the last month or so?

Nothing much. It’s nice to finally have some people you can call friends. I practically have something to do everyday now. The first semester (you can read all about it in the archives) was pretty boring sometimes because we ( or I…) didn’t know that many people with sort of the same interest , or maturity level. So it’s nice to be able to do at least something everyday and get out and stuff.
We had a lot of friends/people over from Belgium here in Matsumoto so it’s been busy with BB Q’s , Nomihodai’s , Nomikais or just hanging out or making food together. In between I was treated to Kaitenzushi for the first time and had yakiniku tabehodai for the first time. Karaoke was also attended.  We made a class trip to Matsushiro (the most boring place in Japan) and Nagano. The best trip was to Niigata, were I had a great time in the winter. This time we went to a beach about 30 kilometres West of Joëtsu. The weather was great, the Sea was warm and the BBQ delicious. Definitely one of the better omoidashi’s of my year in Japan.

What’s up for the last one and a half month?

A lot of party’s :
So far :
26/07 , 29/07 , 30/07 and 08/08 there will be nomihodai’s and party’s and such.
On the 02/08 or 04/08 (not sure) there’s the infamous Matsumoto Bonbon festival. The climax of the year here apparently so I don’t want to miss that. On 05/08 we have our final school trip to Utsukushigahara.
The final presentation will be 01/08 and I’m sure we will go drinking after that as well. 2 of the Belgian guys are leaving 10/08 so I guess there will be a goodbye party for them as well.
I’m going to Tokyo from around 12/08 to 20/08 , and am planning on doing my birthday party a week after  before I leave. I’ll also be visiting Kamikochi before I leave. Hokkaido will be for the next time :p .

Tomorrow we will attempt a football match  between Belgium and Korea of course we will annihilate them :).