So, if you're like me, when I was in America we didn't have Japanese style karaoke places where I live. I always wondered what Karaoke would be like; would I get shy, would it be expensive, what songs would they have, could I drink, what food was available? I will attempt to share what I have learned in the three months I have lived here regarding karaoke, because it … [Read more...] about Karaoke In Japan
Hello! Sorry It has been so long since I've posted! Finals came up really fast and took over. Because I've left you guys hanging, I will queue up some posts and have them ready for everyone to read. So, to begin, I'm going to link you guys to Wiki articles about the two areas I travelled to just to give you an idea geographically where they're located. I currently live in … [Read more...] about School Trip to Kanazawa Part 1
That girl on the left above is my pen pal. I wrote my first letter to her 4 years ago. My Japanese was horrible, I could only use Hiragana and Katakana, my Kanji was illegible, and I could only say, "Hi, my name is Brittany, I'm in college." I never imagined I would actually meet her in real life. Now, my language skills are still subpar, but every day I can … [Read more...] about The Top of Tokyo Sky Tree: Meeting My Pen Pal For the First Time
Hey everyone! In light of MSU's International Education Week, I will try and post a few times on this blog to help show you an international student's current point of view from Japan! Recently my school held a school wide barbecue! That means faculty and students worked side by side to cook food, play games, and have a good time. It was a lot of fun. We started off by … [Read more...] about KCP International School BBQ!
Get ready for a long post! Every weekend that I have a culture class trip, I am surprised by what we are shown. As you'll see from the photographs and video, Asakusa is very much where old meets new. The political hub of Tokyo is right next to an Edo period castle and the Imperial Palace. We weren't able to go to where the main buildings are, but we saw the gates, and the … [Read more...] about National Diet Building, Imperial Palace, Sensoji Buddhist Temple, and Asakusa Tour