Tuesday, 14 January 2014

☆*゚Unbelievable things☆*゚

Hi Lovelies

As some may know, I'm studying at an university in the north of Japan. It's a partner university from my german university and therefore a lot of other students already went here, as well as two other students from my class are studying here, too.
As always, before I came here the older students told me funny and not so funny stories about the university and suggested me, things I should do and not do.

Well, one story everyone was telling me was going like this: "Between december and march you'll never see the sun and the snow is about 2m high, so better not take the winter semester it's boring in total. And cold."
As people tend to exaggerate I kinda didn't believe it and here I am, taking the winter semester and being stucked in a hell of snow I could have never ever imagined.
I went outside to take these pictures for like 5minutes and after I returned to my room, it snowed about at least 10cm - and it's not foreseeable if it's going to stop soon. Probably not, as snow is said to be here untill march. What?!

I guess it's a bit difficult to see, but the lowest level of snow is up to me knee, the highest around my waist, sometimes even higher. Yes, to my waist.

So yeah, not really 2m untill now....
Thank you for reading

Wednesday, 8 January 2014

☆*゚Cool or cute?☆*゚

Hey Lovelies

I hope your year started in a good way!
For me university starts again tomorrow and some people already told me, that the winter semester seems to be a pretty tough one so I'm a lil bit afraid, although I could chose only two classes.
I chosed Japanese and Management Practices in Global Business, for those who're interested.

Today's post is about kind of a resolution for 2014 but to be honest, I'm always planning on doing that and I always kinda fail in my opinion lol
I want to be braver when it comes to clothes. Some people told me, they like my style and that it's kinda special for them. That probably depends on what you're used to wear yourself and see on the streets I guess.
I don't want to say, that I don't like my clothing style because well that's what I'm wearing of course I feel comfortable in it, but if it comes to mixing clothes for an outfit, I'll always go for the saver option. I'm not that open to try new things.
Saver option for me is mostly the cuter way of dressing. That's okay.

On the other hand a big part of me wants to try new things and new styles and probably more 'cooler' styles - although they probably don't suit me lol

In Japan there's often a huge difference between かっこい (= cool) and かわいい (cute) girls and I guess that's true for a lot of people. I don't want to say, that you can't be both, but most girls are either the more girly type or the more cooler type, aren't they?
As I'm not the latter, I admire cool girls a lot (^w^)
What would you consider yourself to be when it comes to clothes? Cuter or cooler?

I don't really know if I can really change my style as my taste in clothes varies a lot recently but I definately want to try out different combinations a bit more!
The outfit underneath was worn for the mall recently. The skirt is from Liz Lisa, the pullover is from gina tricot and the hat from H&M. I got this skirt with my luckyback and as I'm restriced with clothes here in Japan, I'm still not so sure how to wear it right but I liked the warm combination with the ruby shade. Accessories are from a juwelry (rings) and from Paris Kids (everything else).
Thank you for reading

Sunday, 5 January 2014

☆*゚New Year's Eve aka Quality Time with Friends☆*゚

Hello Lovelies 

I hope everyone had a nice New Year's Eve!
I for one spend some days with my friends at a town, called Matsumoto (松本), close to Nagano. We decided spontaneously on this town, as for us the get together was more important than  big parties and fireworks (which is pretty rare in Japan in general). Although all of us are currently studying in Japan it's kinda difficult to gather as we're really scattered through the whole country - good for travelling, bad for a whole group meet-up!

One of the things I love the most about Japan, is architecture and I'm always happy about opportunities to stroll through smaller japanese towns - as Tokyo or Osaka are just too modern already.
Anyone out there, who shares my passion?

We stayed at a traditional Ryokan, which also offered a free onsen to its guests. I never used to be friends with Onsen before, but this time I'm madly in love with them! After a long walk through the cold nothing beats the awesome feeling of taking a long bath in an onsen.
Another great feeling, that is close to be as awesome as the onsen feeling is sleeping under a Kotatsu, but as you have to curl yourself under the table, the Onsen-feeling wins over the Kotatsu. Nonetheless I'd love to have either one of them here...
Unfortunately the kitchen was closed due to the holidays, so no delicious japanese food for us. Instead we prepared some Nabe the first evening and went out for dinner the second one. The restaurant we went to, was called 'Big Boy' and few people can imagine what fun I had with that name... Even took a picture with the mascot, isn't it cute?♥ (There was a german band called Big Boy long long time ago)

Matsumoto also has a castle and some small, cute shrines and temples, which were crowded due to the New Year's Eve but sold some food to make it up with us again. Yaya and me shared some curry-taiyaki, which I had never tried before and which was surprisingly delicious. On the other hand, what did I expect - Taiyaki is awesome, curry is awesome.
Furthermore they had a special at the local starbucks; Chocolate Bretzel Moccha Frappucchino / Latte, and we couldn't resist to try. Not that bad but I didn't know, that the specials at the local Starbucks stores change by regions.

Saturday, 4 January 2014


。*:..。o○☆Happy New Year
So I wanted to write more entries here and look what happened;
And once again the only excuse I have is simple life.

At the end of the year a lot of 'Past year in a nutshell' post are coming up and I thought about doing one, too but while I was thinking about 2013 I recgonized, that I simply don't know what to write. A lot of things happened for sure, good things, bad things, important things and not so important things, some things changed, others stayed as they had ever been...
To sum it up, 2013 had been a Life Year for me.
One of those years, that teach you to keep going, and that's what I'm doing (or at least try)

A bit more than 4 months have passed, since I moved to Japan and one of the reasons I couldn't keep up with this blog is, that I struggled a lot. Sometimes I didn't even know if I could handle this any more, I wanted to say "Fuck Off" and leave so so many times - I can't even count.
I flew back to Germany for Christmas because otherwise I would have lost my mind for sure. Being at home with my family, meeting some of my older friends and just relax helped me a lot. I do feel better now and since a few days, I'm back in Japan again.

I still have two more semesters to go and this is my 2nd try.
As it was never Japan or the japanese people which made me struggle, I still don't know if I can manage to get along well with everything else but I'll give my best
On that account I didn't really make any New Year Resolutions except giving my best to improve in general!

For everyone who had a hard time during 2013, I wish improvement for the upcoming year and for all the people, who had a good time the past year even more fun in the future!

Did you make any New Year Resolutions?