This part ist going to be the last installement of my series 'The Other Sides of a Year Abroad" and because I didn't find a good place to divide up the text, I am just going to post everything. This is going to be a very long blog post and you will need some time to get through it. I knew since I was writing the first part that I would like to talk about this topic. However, it was more difficult than I thought it was going to be.
Introversion and Social Anxiety If you haven't noticed through my former blog posts already, here I am, telling you once again that I'm a really introverted person and sometimes I think that I do have some minor case of social anxiety. After finding people who I became friends with so fast after entering university, I kind of thought that I was miraculously cured.
As you probably know, I studied in Tokyo for one year. I can say that it was quite an eventful year and it didn’t really go as expected. I am back in Germany now and I have a lot to say and to talk about, to the point where I don’t even know where to start. Last time I updated my blog, I wrote about the university’s ‘obsession’ with tests and exams. That didn’t change in the second semester.
University has started once again with the cherry blossom season. You would think that this is the time to go out with friends, to admire the cherry blossoms and to enjoy the warm spring breeze under the bright sunshine.
To be honest, I hesitated to upload this post. I had to leave it for a while, but in the end I decided to upload it, otherwise you wouldn't be able to read it right at this moment. So it turned out that I in fact did not post as much as I said I wanted to. However, now that the first semester is over, I feel like writing about my thoughts again, since I do not really talk about those in my videos.
It has gotten a little quieter around here since I went to Japan. In the beginning I thought that I would post more frequently once I am in Japan, but of course university happened and above all of that I found a new hobby.
This might be a little bit unexpected for some, but as the title says already, I am going to live in Japan for one year starting this Sunday. I didn't want to announce it before I was 100% sure that I was going. I wanted to announce it officially after I arrived in Tokyo ...
A WEEK OF JAPANESE AT HEINRICH HEINE UNIVERSITY – PART II As you can guess already, the course 'Modernes Japan' at the Heinrich Heine University deals with the more modern…
A former fellow student of mine told me it would be interesting to read about my daily life in university. Especially what I learn thorough the week. That is why I decided to tell you a bit about my schedule, so you can see what my week looks like.
One Day in My University Life I am in university right now, learning about japanese culture and beliefs, while enjoying some Onigiri (japanese riceball). It is so pleasing that our…