This update is just going to be some unstructured and random thoughts about life in a Japanese university.
It's been a whole month since school started, and I think I'm starting to get a taste of what my life is going to be like for the next few years. I wake up every morning at 7am, have breakfast, shower and go to school from 8:40. Then I have two classes before lunch, and usually two (sometimes three) after. On mondays I'm not finished until 6:20pm!
After school I go home, prepare dinner and do my homework. Depending on the workload that day, I spend most of my time studying. But there are other things to do here too.
Many of my classmates live in the same floor as me, and we sometimes get together to have dinner, play games or watch TV. On weekends there are sometimes parties here too. So far I'm enjoying dorm life, and I find it much easier to consentrate on studying here than back home.
(The beach here is really nice, I can't wait for summer!)
The campus is only a 5 minute walk from the dorm, so getting there on time is no problem compared to my high school where I had to catch a bus every morning. My classes are mostly fine, and I like many of my teachers. In addition to the usual science subjects like mechanics and calculus, I also have to take classes like psychology and economics.
In the lunchtime we go to one of the school cafeterias and buy a set meal for roughly 300-400 yen, which I think is quite reasonable.
On weekends we go shopping in the Aeon-mall, which is a 15 min bus ride from the campus. There are quite a few shops over there, but its nothing compared to Fukuoka city. But if we want to go all the way downtown, it will cost us over 1000yen, so this far I only went there once. I got to say though; Fukuoka is the most beautiful Japanese city I have seen so far!
(My entire class at the entrance ceremony.)
Today there was a halloween party downtown, but I didn't go because the last bus back here leaves before 11pm, so I would have to stay out until the morning (and I really need my weekends to study).
Finally I would like to say that I'm doing just fine over here, and that I will try to be better at updating this blog when it is needed. Miss you all!