Lion in Tokyo

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The Story so Far: part III

Welcome to the third installment in the “The Story so Far” series! Since I last updated you guys on what I’ve been doing a month and a half ago, I’ve traveled across half of Japan in 2 weeks, started the fall semester of the junior year, joined some amazing clubs, and ate a ton of different types of foods from all across Japan. Life now is definitely very different from life over summer, when there was a sense of urgency to do everything since most people were only staying for 6 weeks. I mean, not that there’s no urgency right now, since the semester ends in only 2 months, but my life is definitely more settled in and everyday has more or less turned into the grind that’s not unlike the days at Penn.
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The Story so Far: part II


Woah woah woah, calm down man, I’m still alive. And I’m doing very well too, thanks for asking.


I know, I know…I’m sorry that I haven’t done much. I’ve just been very busy lately. Between school and work and going out for food, I find myself having less sleep and even less time for blog posts…Until now. I’ll try my best to catch up on all the content I missed!

YEA YOU BETTER. So what have you been doing anyway?

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The Story so Far: part I

It’s been about 5 days since I’ve arrived in Tokyo; today is the first day of actual classes, and everything seems pretty chill. Cool things to do, cool places to go and cool people to do it with. Not a bad first few days of study abroad. I like it. K bye.

WAIT…that’s it? Come on dude. Give a little detail.

Uhh fine, what do you want to know?

I don’t know man, start from day one. How was it like coming into Tokyo?

A bit overwhelming to be honest. The last time I’ve traveled to a foreign country by myself was Taiwan, and I had 4 friends with me, not to mention I understand Chinese perfectly. I remember stepping off the train of Shinjuku (新宿) 5 days ago for my hotel and still not fully grasping the concept that I will be here for the next half a year. Tokyo (or at least the parts I’ve been to so far) feels a bit like Taiwan, but with everything in Japanese.
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