Sunday, July 21, 2013

One week in Tokyo~

Konbanwa! (Good evening!)

Oh my god!! It's already been a week since we landed here ib Tokyo! The time has just flewn away with the wind, and I feel like we don't have much time left. Since we have school everyday, activities in the afternoon, and then dinner at 7-8 i feel like I really don't have enough time to get everything i want/need... 

The first food I ate in Japan! Ramen<3

I'm so sorry we have not been able to keep our promise about more updates, but my stupid adapter and cord won't cooperate! >< I have been to yamada, one of the biggest electronic shops, but they didn't have my kinda adapter.. :(
So I'm still out of power, and I won't be able to get my pictures from the camera. So until I get this fixed (if it gets fixed) you'll have to survive with phone pictures. Gomenasai!

We had flower arrangement the other day. 

So on saturday we went to an omatsuri! (Festival) We wore our yukatas, and walked around looking and trying festival food. Was lots of yummy food. We also go to try the classic anime/manga thing with the rice paper scoop that you use to catch fish. I got 5, but my friend Ida got around 12. o0
It was actually really fun. 
We also went to the shrine and got some charms and future telling note ( I can't remember the name). We did lots of stuff, and I'll write more about this when I get my computer. 

We went to kareoke! ^.^

Most of my photos are in the camera.. 

Today we we went go.... Pokemon center!!  :D 

That was a dangerous shop! OMG, we went crazy! Some bought for like 40 000 yen! That was really amazing! Even though 40 000 yen is not thaat much in NOK, it's still a lot of stuff. But it was so cool to watch what they had got. I was so jealus of some of the stuff, but I got myself a Eevee, in natural size I think. It's so cute!! <3 I love it! I'm so bringing it on the plane as a pillow. 

Now I think I'll head to bed, since we have schooø tomorrow..-.- 
Oyasumi! (Good night) ^.^

Monday, July 15, 2013

We have arrived! :D

Hello everyone! 

We have arrived safely in Tokyo, and are now staying with our host family. The weather here is intense hot, hot and more hot, but it's survivable so far. The flight here was looong, and we both had a bit of a cold... But mine is gone now. 

Actually today it was the coldest day so far, with 26 degrees and rain. The rain was warm, but it was so uncomfortable to walk around in stores when we were wet, plus sitting on the train for 2 hours is not to recomend when you have been attacked by rain.. 
But anyway the trip has been aweaome so far! 
After 2 days here I have already figured out the train system, and can get pretty much anywhere now. We have gone to Shinjuku station, which is the worlds largest and bussiest station, just so you know, and it is quite easy to find your way home as long as you know the stations names. So I am quite proud!

Today we had our first language class, and I've ended up in the second lowest class, basicly because I don't know any hiragaba, or katakana and deffinetly not any kanji... But I'm fine in the class I am. ^^
Silje ended up in the class over me, because she knows more signs than I do. Her class is kinda difficult, but I'm sure she'll be fine! So now I must work hard, so she doesn't get too far ahead of me. 

After classes we went to..... SHIBUYA!! 
That was so awesome!! Actually we split up because some of the students wanted to go to Meiji shrine, and the rest of us wanted to go to Shibuya so we got to choose. ^^ Silje and a friend of us went to Meiji shrine, while me and some friends went to the most awesome place to shop; Shibuya. 
I loved it there. Have aleady bought a dress, 2 tops, a kawaii yukata, and other stuff. I am soooo going back! Many times! ^.^ since we only got to cover about 3 of the 8 floors.. 

After Shinuya, we went for a little trip to Akihabara. At that point it was raining heavily, but we did go to a gaming arcade. Sadly I didn't win anything.. But it was still fun.^.^

This is one of the few pictures I have on my phone. Most of them are in my camera..

We stayed there until like between 6:30 and 7:00, so I got home about an hour or something ago. It would have gone fatser, but I was showing the Italian students their way home. I had to take a local train instead of the express I usualy take, but it was fine. I made it home, and I got to visit all the 25 different stations on the local line again. I also have to switch to another line, and then take the monorail the rest of the way. At the end I only had like a few minutes of walking. 

Later, when I get an adapter that will accept my computers cord, I'll be able to give you more pictures.~ So until then I'll have to use my phone..-.- gomenasai. 

Now I need to get some sleep because tomorrow we're going to the Tokyo sky tree. ^^ 
Bye bye~ 

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

What to pack, what to pack..? -.-"

Hello Hello~

Only 4 days left!! o0 OH MY GOD! It's really happening...

I've just started packing a little, or at least started to figure out what I'm gonna bring, but it's really hard... The main problem is that I'm really worried about not bringing enough or bringing too much clothes, since I'm not sure how much of the clothes in Japan will fit me... Or if we'll be able to shop enough clothes to last me while I'm there. Well, I guess I'll just have to wing it and hope I'm not packing too little. I wanna be able to bring lots of stuff home, and to do that I need space in my luggage that always seems to be filled to the brim every time I'm out travelling...-.-"

It looks like much, but it really isn't.. >< I promise -.-"

So far I've packed two tops, a pair of shorts, a skirt, a dress, my pair of flower wedgies, a light jacket and a tights. This should be enough to begin with, I hope. ^^

Sorry for such a short and boring post, but there is not much more to write today, since this is mostly what I've been doing...
Bye Bye~

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Look of the day; Flowers^.^

Hello cutie pies!

Today I'll show you my look from a couple of days back. It was warm weather, and we were going to a
surprise visit at a friends place who is back home. I went for a flowery dress with flower shoes and socks. Was a all over flower girl that day.~

My makeup:

You wanna fight? x3

And my outfit; 
I love my American flag jacket! <3 

I wound up changing my shoes to something more casual, more specifically my flower wedgies. ^.^ Since they are a little more comfortable wearing a whole day.

A picture from our stairs that is full of flowers now~

It was really hot that day ~ 

So if you've survived all the pictures of me.. I will now tell you how exited I am! It's 6 days until we're leaving for Tokyo!! ^o^ And I'm super stressed because I don't know what to bring...! or how much? And Silje has already listed a lot of stuff in the past post for me to worry about so I'm not gonna repeat it...

Tomorrow we're meeting to make a small plan on what we want to do and what to see while we're there. I don't think we have enough time for everything we wanna do, but I can always hope. ^^
And as she said I will be bringing my camera, so we can try to make our diary, or least be able to take loooads of pictures for you guys.~

If any of you lovely readers have been or live in Tokyo and have some awesome stuff you think we should visit or do, please let us know! :D

Hope you enjoyed this post^^
Bye Bye~

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Just one week until departure! \^.^/

Hello everyoone! Remember me?

Today it's just one week until Gulli and I take off to Tokyo! I'm soo excited! The whole trip has always been something "far into the future", so I got a little shock when I realized we're not talking about months or weeks anymore, but days... Now I have to think about packing, learning the rest of the Hiragana (Japanese signs), and go through my checklists. Do I have enough copies of my passport? How much clothes should I bring? (Considering the fact that I will be shopping a lot.) Come to think of it, what is the weight limit on luggage again...? Do I need to bring this much shampoo?
It's so typical of me. I always slack off and take things lightly until the last minute. No wonder I'm always late. Even though I'm talking about it now, I probably won't start packing until the night before...

A-N-Y-W-A-Y!  Our schedule for the trip is super full with super fun stuff!
I'm really hoping we can manage to make a dairy out of it. It would be more realistic to call it a "every third day-dairy" or something though, as I'm guessing we'll be pretty dead tired.
If we see the opportunity we could maybe make a vlog too, with Gulli's cute little camera that was sent in that crazy huge monsterpackage you saw in the last post.
Some of you have may seen our introduction video? It was pretty amateur-ish, but at least we learned some valuable lessons about video blogging. Such as:

  1. Don't make a video if there's a party downstairs. 
  2. Steer clear of noisy roads and camping cars.
  3. If two people have to stand under an umbrella, use a big one.
  4. If you don't have a big umbrella, at least stand still so that you don't hit the other person.
  5. Avoid camera men that laugh at everything you say. 
  6. Don't use almost full memory cards. 
  7. If you're going to speak English, learn the difference between "dairy" and "diary". (Big fail from my side.)
  8. Once you're at it, learn the difference between "trip" and "tour" as well. 
Well guys, I hope you'll stick with us through the learning process, so that we can make better stuff in the future!

I know this is super delayed, but I have some pictures from the 17th of May (Norway's national day), to those of you who wonder how a Northern Norwegian national costume looks like ^^
I guess it's okay to upload some patriotic photos before I leave, so I won't get all blinded by Japan's glory. Or something like that.

Talk to you later ~

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

I got my camera!! :D

Hello sweethearts~

A couple of days ago I got a package in the mail, and inside it was my new camera! 

It's a Nikon 1 J2, and guess what? It's in... PINK! :D 
The camera is so cute and small.

Ever since I got it I've been bringing it with me in case I find some motives. This is what I came home with: 

Also had to take some of me when I wore my Stitch kigurumi the other day. Really comfy to wear when you're just staying in the house doing nothing. 

Been kinda low on the make-up/outfit photos since it's mostly just light makeup and shorts I'm wearing, but here are two makeup shots from the week so far. ^^

Bye Bye~