Sunday, August 25, 2013

Back to normal.. +pictures

Hello sweethearts!

Once again I have to start the post with an apology..-.-"
Both me and Silje are totally zombies at the moment, because of the new school year and our longing to go back to Tokyo. We really miss it, and it still feels kinda weird being home again. The climate here is so much colder, so the beautiful clothes I bought isn't working with the weather here, also the "norms" for how to dress is totally different. But I'm sure we'll find a way to cope with this, we just need some time. As for school, I will have to work twice as hard this year, since I am taking kind of supplementary year to get enough study points to get into universities. I don't know what it's called in English, sorry...  So everything is much more complicated and difficult compared to last year.

A couple of weeks ago, me and some friends were playing around with my camera and discovered the fun in giving people gray hair in pictures. I promised my friends I would upload some of the photos, so here you go!

 Now you can pic and choose profile picture my friend~

Once again I am very sorry for our inactivity! We will try our best ^^
Now I must get ready for a new week tomorrow..
Bye Bye~

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Back to School

Hi everyone!!

Remember me? It's been a crazy long time since I updated the blog! I've been in an all-out vacation mode, so I'm sorry if you were checking for updates without finding anything new.. :(
Gulli already told you about our trip to Japan, it was super crazy mega awesome! I got so much inspiration and plans for the future that I don't even know where to start. First of all, I'm definitely aiming to take a year abroad. I know it will be hard mastering the language differences, exams and all that, but it will be worth it. I guess it would be more fun for you as well, if I can update the blog directly from Tokyo!  ^^

During my stay in Tokyo I also got the opportunity to explore different fashions, and I got to taste a bit of the lolita style I've always been longing for. We don't have that many pictures of the clothes we bought yet, but I'll try to update you on that later. I'm bursting of fashion inspiration after spending many long afternoons at my beloved Harajuku. Seriously, it's not just a myth. Harajuku is just as freaking amazing in reality as you picture it to be!

I have to admit that I feel a bit lost after finally returning home to our little town. It felt like traveling back in time, actually. It felt like waking up from a fantastic dream and realizing you're still in your bedroom.
I didn't feel ready to leave Japan, so it was a bit painful. We got into the new lifestyle so naturally, it somehow felt like I've been doing the same for years. Getting up early, eating breakfast with the host family, sleeping on the local train to school, grabbing a coffee before class starts.
It all became so nautral for me that I still sometimes close my eyes and pretend I'm at the same train again, at the beginning of a new, fantastic day in Tokyo.
Oh, this became very nostalgic. At least you got a feeling of how our trip was.

School starts in a few days here, and autumn is about to make it's arrival. I'm not sure if I'm ready for it, but in my lack if a time machine I just have to accept it. I'm sure many of you feel the same way ^^
Enjoy your last days of vacation to the fullest, and remember to bring the good memories and experiences from the summer with you when everyday life starts again!

Family picture ~ From the back left: our lovely host mother Noriko-san, Gulli, myself, our host brother Jan from Switzerland
Front left: our super kind host father Osamu-san, and Noriko-san's older brother Shingo-san ^^
Talk to you soon!

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Our first day in Tokyo~ ^3^


We are back in Norway again!
It's really bitter sweet being home again, because Tokyo had become a second home for me. I felt like I belonged there. The only reason I wanted to go home was to meet my family and friends again, and because the money would eventually dry up if I stayed there any longer...

I know many of you really want to see the pictures from the trip, and I'm working on getting all my photos from the memory cards and into my computer. Also thought that I'll split up the picture posts into days/places to make it easier to follow. ^^
So today is gonna be from our first days there.

First I'll start from the day we landed at Narita airport. We were hit by a huge wall of heat, and I so regretted not bringing some shorts or any light clothes in my hand luggage. Believe me, wearing a black, long tights, a grey top and a military green jacket was not my smartest choice..

Tokyo next~

This!! <3 soo good
I don't know what it's called... It's some sort of soda with a super yummy ice cream/sorbet on the top.

These are the pictures we took from the bus that drove us to the school. It was a around 2 hours long bus ride, but we stopped to eat lunch. After coming to school we were shoved around a little and then taken to meet our host families. It was a little scary at first because we didn't know what our host family would be like, but luckily they were really nice and welcoming. We felt like part of the family really fast. The last two pictures are from Tama Center, which is around where our train station was, and you know what..? It was Hello Kitty town! We lived 10 minutes with the monorail from Hello Kitty land!! ^^
I really like it there. Then after shoving us around their town, we went to their house and got dinner. Our host mother makes really good food. OMG! I was always looking forward to dinner or breakfast. I really miss the food.

Until next time~ <3