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My First Day in Japan

So for those of you who are worried about me being dead in a ditch somewhere in Pusan (that’s you, mainly, dad~), I’d like to let you know I safely made it to Japan after a rough ride from Seoul to Pusan and then sleeping on the icecold floors of Pusan train station.

Japan, so far, has been amazing.
Chizu, my penpal, has been incredibly friendly in opening up her life to me, letting me sleep in her awesome guestroom and meeting her Genshiken friends at their ‘Labo’ to play games and have delicious food, and I am so indebted to her that I don’t even know what to do to make us even. Noona, if you are reading this, thank you so much, you are an amazing person.

So I have been in Japan for about 10 hours now, not counting the 2 hours I spent in customs because I had ritalin on me, and I’ve already driven on the wrong side of the road, saw a giant manga/anime/game store, played PES with Japanese guys, ordered a Japan only PS2 game of my favorite anime for only €15, saw delicious school uniforms and drank about 5 different Japanese beers.
So yeah, things are going well!

Here’s some pictures of my cool room so you can all be jelly:

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[The amazingly cute banner Chizu’s boyfriend and her friend made for me~]

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[The cool K-On! gifts they gave to me since they know I like Mugi~ There’s 3 file folders, a box of chocolates, some candy and chips, trading cards and Japanese traditional art of K-On! Also, one of the Genshiken guys gave me a Katana umbrella which is like the coolest thing ever.]

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[This is my cool guestroom, complete with bookcases of manga and some figures, and the Lovecraft book I sent to Chizu earlier for her birthday :3 Kapibarasan, also called Lee GaHee, feels very at home here because this is her home country. Actually, the girl at the immigration office recognized her and told me about how cute she was, kukuku.]

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[More manga, and all of my crap stacked up against it..]

So yeah, everything is awesome here, and don’t worry about me!

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