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"Welcome Party"

rain -50 °C

Apart from being bored for 6 hours, sitting around, looking pretty and being angry... this is the present my hostmom gave me. The Welcome Party she organized for me was a "show off". Her classmates have studied German with her for over 5 years. I probably speak more Japanese by now then they know my language.
Anyways, I ranted enough about her and her ability to make me uncomfortable in my emails so here are just the two pictures I wanted to show you. The dress IS nice. I give it that much.

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Posted by November 22:59 Archived in Japan Comments (0)

Art Park

with Sasaki family

sunny 21 °C

We went to the art park in silver week. It's a long weekend where Japanese families honor their dead/elderly (guess I get some more information on that in my Shinto class). So, for once, I hung out with the Sasaki family.

For those who do not know it: They are my new hostfamily.

I am not a fan of most modern "art" but they have some nice bronze and metal sculptures. It was a warm, sunny day and I enjoyed getting out. The pictures show some of the statues I liked or at least found interesting.

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The last one reminds me of Daedalus and Ikarus in Greek Mythology.

Sasaki Family:
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Some nature:
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It is not a good picture. But it reminds me of Clockwork Orange.
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My first (blurry... sorry ;)) baby snake:
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Posted by November 09:22 Archived in Japan Comments (0)

People photography

I like watching people. Here are some first shots. Jason calls me a creep for doing this. He should be happy that I do not take pictures of the people picking their nose on the subway.

all seasons in one day

Wishing at Hokkusei Shrine
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Stephanie
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Fisherman close to University
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Little girl on TV Tower
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Guitar player in Odori Park
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Rescuing a pidgeon
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Trevor (a little blurry, but I like the shot)
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Naomi
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Little bike with business man
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Lonely, little man
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Chatting
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Tomato man
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Schoolgirls
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Posted by November 07:38 Archived in Japan Comments (0)

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