July and August ended in the blink of an eye. July marked the last month of the spring semester, also the end of first year. Couldn’t believe that it’s been almost a year since I moved to Japan and started university, wow.
I joined an inbound program with students from National University of Singapore (NUS) in the first week of July. We visited some factories and galleries, and did some group discussion together.
I was very busy with my studies after the inbound program (correction: since the inbound program). I had some papers to submit, some presentations and some papers in three weeks time. Not sure how, but I survived July. Before I had my last paper on July 31st, I went to Ise City in Mie with Ariunaa. This trip was sponsored by Meitetsu Japan. It was also my first time visiting Ise too. It’s been a while since I had some ‘girl time’.
The day after I finished my last paper, I went to Kansai with Michael. We planned to go to Tahara City, but it was a bit inconvenience for us. We booked our hostel few days before our trip. We didn’t really have a plan, it was kind of impromptu. We decided where to go the night before we left. But it was great. We ended up visiting Osaka (first day), Himeji and Kobe (second day), Nara (fourth day) and Osaka (last day).
After Michael went back to Nagoya, I had 1.5 days for myself. I walked around Osaka Namba and Harakata after he left.
Dawn, my sister and her friend came to Osaka on August 6th. Four of us traveled around Kansai (Osaka and Kyoto) for a week. The highlight of our Kansai trip was definitely Universal Studio Japan (USJ).
After Dawn went back to Tokyo, I went back to Nagoya with my sister and her friend. Three of us walked around Nagoya for a week before going back to Malaysia.
I spent most of my time procrastinating at home after I got back to Malaysia. I went Ipoh on the Independence Day (31st August) with my family but it was kind of rush.
That’s all for my July and August. I will blog about my vacation soon (hopefully). Sorry for the lack of post. Once again, thanks for viewing!