Equality is wishful thinking. Only in death we will become equal. The typical path for anyone who wants to get into a higher paying position is usually going to university, graduate and apply for a job in that specific field or in another one. Regardless of which position they want to work in, most people with a degree would probably like to avoid working in the service industry for example ...
There are just a few days left before this year's Japantag, so after procrastinating on it for months, I thought it would be a good time to finally write a blog post about last year's event. Just before New Year 2018 I made a resolution to finally cosplay Kaonashi or No Face, one of my favorite characters from the movie Spirited Away by Hayao Miyazaki.
What is your life worth in this society? You can't deny the fact that with money, you have a lot more options, regardless of what it is. With money, most of the times you have an advantage others don't have. It already starts with being able to afford college tuitions or being able to move somewhere else for education. I am really fortunate to have parents who are working hard to support me financially.
First, what I've been up to I actually was not intending to take a break from my blog, but somehow it seems like I did, because the last time I posted was almost a year ago, last April to be exact. I think this is the most inactive I have ever been on my blog.
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 ...
Experiencing is the key I studied at Furtwangen University for three semesters and I got to experience a lot. I don't regret my time there and I also don't think that it was a waste of time. I got to know some nice people, I learnt quite a few things and of course I still can make use of the experiences I gained there even after leaving that university.
Searching for a place to fit in My university was located in a small town in the Black Forest. The lectures began in March and when I arrived there, it was still cold and the ground was still covered in snow. Schwenningen is a quiet city with two universities.
The things you say to me, affect me more than you think I worked in the supermarket until the evening and tried to produce art after that, but I just couldn't. I felt useless, the praise I usually got from other people in school before was now completely meaningless,
Losing the confidence in something you really used to love As I mentioned in a few posts already, I studied International economics before finally deciding to change universities to study Modern Japanese studies. Of course, every time I mention this when I meet new people, they are surprised, since Japanese studies and economics are two entirely different majors.