So last year I had a bit of a McDonalds rampage, sampling the Halloween Choco-Pumpkin fries, the Magic Purple Witch fries and the Golden Set. Well, this year is no exception as they have yet again released a sweet flavoured fries set – the Daigaku Imo flavour!
Yes.. I did indeed fail the JLPT N4 in December.
I’m not going to lie, I did feel a bit gutted because I felt okay in the exam. I mean, I knew I wasn’t going to get a really high grade but part of me figured I’d have a good chance. And I mean, I didn’t get a terribly low fail (my score was similar to when I took the N5 so I mean, I knew stuff..) but it wasn’t enough to pass.
With that minor blow and a new fire in my belly I have decided to start studying harder and with much more structure! So here’s my plan and may my methods be of some help. I’m going to start review what I use as I go along and I intend to re-take the N4 in July.
Let’s see if this works!
If there’s one thing that I have noticed that Japan does really, really well – themed food! Halloween is no exception – there is an abundance of adorably shaped, decorated and flavoured food all to celebrate the holiday. This was pretty surprising to me, as apparently Halloween has only really picked up in popularity in the past 10 years, thanks to Tokyo Disney bringing the Halloween parade. So now everyone is at least familiar with the cuter aspects of the celebration and so we get to have lots of fun food!
I’ve made it my mission to devour as many cute and quirky Halloween foods this year as I can! I’ve already tried the McDonald’s Choco-pumpkin fries.. and since then I have had even more delicious nibbles!
Recently, I was fortunate enough to be offered two free tickets to see “Anmitsu Hime”, from Fukuoka Now. This was a timely event, as I have just binge watched RuPaul’s Drag Race at the same time as Maryann, one of my local friends, so we were pretty hyped for seeing some drag in person. Especially so to experience drag in another culture too!
It has been a while since I last posted.. and with good reason! In August I went on an epic journey across Japan, visiting some of the major cities with my friend from the UK. However.. we did so in less than 2 weeks and on a shoestring budget! We spent around 3 days in each city – Osaka, Kyoto, Tokyo and Fukuoka.
So.. I wanted to make a post about our epic adventure and give you an idea of the kind of things you can do in a really short space of time. For the first post, I’m going to write about Osaka!
I decided to finally visit the LINE cafe and sample some of the goodies that they have to offer in store. Of course, having visitors is always a great excuse to head into the city.. and they were more than happy to have the LINE experience!
Wow so life has gotten hectic recently! In between crazy adventuring, Pokemon Go finally being released and prepping students for a recitation contest – I’ve finally sat down for a few minutes at work to have a read of the news.
Last weekend, I had some surprise visitors from the UK come down to stay in Kyushu. As it was the first time visiting the island, I decided to take them out in the city and show them some of the exciting things that Hakata and Tenjin had to offer.
Being pretty big fans of Resident Evil, I decided to take them to a horror-themed restaurant that I had been recommended by one of my neighbours. Apparently we could expect over-the-top events, creative drinks and quirky food. They weren’t wrong.
Hi peoples! I hope all is well wherever you are in the world. For me – I’ve been a little stressed out lately. Work has been crazy busy (but in a wonderfully exciting, yet tiring way!) and it seems like my home country has gone a little loopy. But for the sake of my sanity I’m going to avoid political discussions full stop and talk about some of my food excursions this year! ❤ This post will be about American food in Japan..