things i didn't know, #30
I call it the Bon Jovi theory. “Whoa-oh, we’re halfway there, Whoa-oh, livin’ on a prayer.” Halfway through shouldn’t be “oh no we’re almost done.” Think, everything you’ve learned and experienced in the first half of your stay, you’ll have just as much more time to have that many more experiences, explore that many more places, and...
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I think one of my favorite food-things in Japan is red bean paste (called “an” or “anko” in Japanese), made from “adzuki.” It’s in everything, and I can’t even count how many pastries there are dedicated to anko (well…maybe I can. I’ve probably had all of them already.) There’s also, however, “white bean paste,” or...
ramblings-of-a-mad-woman answered your question:...
i’d never heard of that. that’s cool! it’s nice to know i actually understand something, hahaha.
hiroshima is freaking gorgeous
And America is a straight-up asshole. smh….
things i didn't know, #29
do things you normally wouldn’t do create a new lifestyle, start new habits you can and should try to maintain some of your usual lifestyle, but if you try too hard, you’ll prevent yourself from truly experiencing another culture. and don’t be afraid to do something you’ve never done before. why else would you go abroad, anyway?
things i didn't know, #28
you may have to change your dietary habits. it’s not guaranteed, but be prepared in case it’s difficult to maintain certain dietary habits abroad. chances are, you can find ways to keep up with them, but sometimes they can be a bigger burden than they usually are.
things i didn't know, #27
live like a tourist. since you’ll be there longer than tourists usually are, if you spend every day living like a tourist, you’ll have spent the entire time learning how to live like a resident.
i chose the wrong classes
dear dr. m********, you make me hate linguistics. and dear dr. H*******, why aren’t you actually teaching me art history? the one class that isn’t even about Japan, ironically, is my favorite of the 4….
yakisoba twice a week
is not enough yakisoba. and therefore i make up for it by eating yakisoba whenever i go out. no amount of yakisoba is enough. same goes for Japanese curry.
naughty-puppies asked: Hi you asked on my broken doll edit, what I camera I use, I use a Nikon D200 and I normally use adobe photoshop to edit pictures but this time I used this really good on-line photo editor called monkey pic (:
things i didn't know, #26
bring sunscreen wherever you go
things i didn't know, #25
find a usable ATM as soon as possible. you may have trouble using credit cards, and there may be restrictions or charges on using debit cards either at ATMs or cash registers. also, ask your bank about restrictions on your cards and accounts before you go abroad.
things i didn't know, #24
put more than 16 books on your kindle before you leave home. your host country may not have whispernet, and you’d be surprised how much you can read during a 1-hr train ride every morning.
Your work is to discover your world and then with all your heart give yourself...– Buddha (via fuckyeahyoga)
Millions of people never analyze themselves. Mentally they are mechanical...– Paramahansa Yogananda (via hippie)