Friday, 11 June 2010

The End

Since Wednesday it's been all about everything ending. My last class with Okada-sensei on Wednesday. My last class with my favourite teacher, Suzuki-sensei, on Thursday. My last trip to our Curry House and my last trip to our kaitenzushi place. My last trip to Shibuya. My beloved Shibuya... Today was ofc the worst day with exactly everything ending. My last breakfast. My last trip to the tube station Kudanshita and up the flight of stairs to the third floor for class. My last time seeing the teachers and my friends. Actually even my last day having canned coffee xD At the end there was the certificate "ceremony". It was me and two more students "graduating" today :) After an awesome lunch at Freshness Burger (kind of like a Japanese version of Max) Ebu, I and Julian went to Korakuen. A Japanese styled garden close-by. It was very nice walking around there. Here is one picture. The rest are at facebook ;) Got home and started packing. My suitcase weighs 22.5 kg which is almost precise. 23 kg is the limit... But on top of that I got a heavy carry-on luggage :( Hopefully that won't matter too much. Tomorrow I'm getting up at 5 am to get ready and have breakfast before taking the bus at 6.20. The trip from Shibuya to Narita airport takes an hour and a half but the way I get there depends on if the bus to Shibuya takes me there fast enough for me to be in time for the airport limousine bus or if I'll have to take the tube to Ueno to take the Keisei line to Narita. Both takes 1½ hours, but I would prefer to make it in time for the limousine bus. A bus all the way is much easier and more comfortable than having to go through the trouble of getting on the right train :/

I've thought a lot about what I will miss and what I will be grateful of coming home to.
I'm going home to:
¤Swedish food (meat balls, pancakes, strawberries!)
¤Delayed buses and trains
¤Buses and trains every once an hour
¤A temperature of less than 30 degrees
¤My own bed
¤Late summer nights
¤Sunset at 10.30pm

I'm going away from:
¤Sushi, curry, tempura, ramen, yakisoba...
¤Over-crowded trains in the morning rush
¤Trains every three minutes
¤Not being able to read anything
¤Built-in mosquito nets in the windows
¤Sleeping on a futon
¤See-through umbrellas

I will never ever complain about the bus or the train being crowded, because Sweden doesn't even come close to Tokyo. Not in the slightest! Here I can sleep on some guys shoulder without him caring because it's that crowded. On the other hand I will complain even more about the time schedule and the delay xD Built-in mosquito nets are awesome. That means you can have the window open as much as you want with the lights on after dark and no damn bugs can get in either way xD (Well, they seem to find a way. I still haven't figured that out). I will miss the food. The Japanese kitchen is incredible and I don't think any other place has that many things that I like and can eat over and over. Except for real meat and steaks, the Japanese kitchen is complete. Another thing I'll be coming back to is swimming in the ocean. People don't do this in Tokyo and I understand why... I wouldn't wanna swim in Tokyo Bay xD Would be like going for a swim in the River Thames xD

That's all from Tokyo for this time. But I will come back, when I don't know but I will definately come back to Japan some day :) It's been a wonderful time here.


  1. Kan man inte skaffa mygg nät i Sveige? :P

  2. Re Kajsa: Yay! ^^

    Re Tiff: Kan man kanske. Men tror inte man kan skaffa det så det blir inbyggt i fönstret...


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