McDonalds did it again.. Daigaku Imo fries!

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!

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Japan, Illustrated: Don’t Drink and Drive!

wp-1488590667388.jpgMuch like back home, driving whilst under the influence is a big offence and one which will cost you your career! So, it’s taken very seriously and lots of campaigns have been initiated to remind people not to forget.

My school asked me to create the illustration for their “I’m not drinking!” badges to be used at our major school party. It was such an honour to see lots of people wearing my design! ❤

失敗しました!!

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!

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Japan, illustrated: Kotatsu

Winter is particularly cold in Japan, and although it isn’t much different to the UK it is difficult because you feel it constantly.. The buildings aren’t typically insulated (especially not my jutaku!) and the windows aren’t double-glazed. So whatever the temperature is outside, you can guarantee the inside of my house is about the same!

That’s where “kotatsu” become a joy. Kotatsu are tables which have a heater underneath, and a removable table top which sandwiches a thick, snuggly blanket under it and the table structure to keep the heat in. It is such a pleasure in winter to sit under the kotatsu and keep warm.

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