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Dorm Room Tour (Sept 2016 – April 2017)

I moved to Nagoya last September to continue my study here. Freshmen are allowed to stay in the dorm for a year. The dorm room was smaller than I expected, but we have everything we need inside: attached bathroom and kitchen, microwave, fridge…

I moved out from the dorm in April but I really hoped we are allowed to stay there forever. The dorm is so nice and comfy, and the rental is so cheap! (my apartment rental now is almost double of the dorm’s)

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entrance: toilet on the left, kitchen on the right

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the kitchen, fridge, and microwave

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the kitchen

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toilet (forgot to take a photo when I was still staying there)

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overview from inside: left: study area and closet, right: bed

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study desk + closet

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what’s on my study table #1

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what’s on my study table #2

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this was when I first came here (from October to December)

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bought the plant in October but it died after I went back to Malaysia for spring break

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the cute drawing was by my friend Dawn 🙂

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where I sleep

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Duffy from Disneysea, Harry Potter plushie from Tokyo, bought the bear from Malaysia

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view from my room

Will do an apartment tour soon. Stay tuned! xx

Thanks for viewing!

Spring 2017: Nagoya Castle, Aichi, Japan

(more photos from the spring)

April 9th, 2017 (Sunday)

This was my first time to Nagoya Castle (after moving to Nagoya for half a year, lol) I wanted to come here in winter last year but luckily I didn’t. Nagoya Castle was so gorgeous in spring (with all the cherry blossom).

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Nagoya Caslte, Spring 2017

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Nagoya Castle, Spring 2017

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Nagoya Castle, Spring 2017

 

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Nagoya Castle, Spring 2017

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view from Nagoya Castle 

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view from Nagoya Castle 

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Nagoya Caslte, Spring 2017

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Nagoya Castle, Spring 2017 

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All photos are mine. Taken by Nikon D5200.

Thanks for viewing! x

 

Spring 2017: Yamazaki River, Nagoya

April 4th, 2017 (Tuesday)

I went to Tsuruma Park in March for the cherry blossom but I only managed to find one or two trees blooming. Quan invited me to join his friends for hanami at Yamazaki River. It was a great afternoon (well, at least it was not as awkward as I thought it would be).

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Lovin’ the weather in April.

All photos were taken by Nikon D5200, 18-55mm lens.

More from Spring 2017: Tsuruma Park, Nagoya 

April & May 2017

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Yamazaki River, Nagoya (iPhone 7)

April was great. I went to few places to see the sakura (cherry blossom) with some friends and did hanami. I love the weather in April, it’s so hot in Japan now (well, at least it’s not humid).

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Nagoya Caslte (iPhone 7)

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Nagoya Castle (iPhone 7)

I moved out from the dorm in April too. I really hoped that I could stay in the dorm forever. The dorm was great, but we were only allowed to stay there for a year. I found an apartment near the university (around 10-15 minutes’ walk). Looking for a new apartment in Japan was so troublesome and tiring because I couldn’t speak Japanese. I was rejected for a few times just because I’m a foreigner. Also, I needed to stay at my new place without furniture, electric appliances (fridge & washing machine) and internet access for a while. So grateful that I have already settled down now.

Spring semester began in mid of April. I took more subjects compared to the previous semester. I’m busier, but I like this semester more.

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cute school bus (iPhone 7)

The first week of May was the Golden Week holiday (3rd May – 7th May). I planned to travel to other provinces with Michael but all the hotels were booked and we didn’t have a good plan. We ended up staying in Nagoya. We went to Meijo Koen, Oasis 21, Nagoya Port, Osu and Yagoto. Golden Week holiday with him was great; we know each other better after the holiday ❤

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Nagoya Port, Nagoya (iPhone 7)

The past two months were really hectic: moving out from dorm + catching up with school works. I felt so stressed out and tired every day.  I struggled a bit in some of the classes, glad that I have Michael to help me with (also, be there with me most of the time). Not sure if I could manage all these without his companion.

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cute Starbucks barista ❤

Guess that’s all for this time. I will try to update more consistently (since I finally have Wifi now). It’s so hot in Japan now! Not as hot as Malaysia, but still. Stay hydrated! 🙂

Some random photos:

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lovin’ the sunset (on my way home) (iPhone 7)

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view from my new apartment (iPhone 7)

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Asia Legal Plaza @ Nagoya University (iPhone 7)

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played frissbee with Lenny for the first time

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summer @ Nagoya University (iPhone 7)

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May 26th, 2017: Global Political and Economic Scene @ Nagoya University

 

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soccer class (every Friday after lunch) *sigh*

 

 

Thanks for reading!

Jiaxin x

March 2017

I hope March can last a bit longer 😦

March 1st: finally signed up as an organ donor (things to do in 2017 & 101 in 1001 challenge)

 

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Cheras, Malaysia

 

March 11st: went back to Ipoh to celebrate grandma’s 81st birthday ❤ I missed her so much

 

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Cameron Highland, Malaysia.

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Cameron Highland, Malaysia.

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Cameron Highland, Malaysia.

 

March 12nd: visited Cameron Highland with family

 

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Taman Tasik Raub, Malaysia

 

March 18th: was supposed to have a movie date with YanZhuang but we were too busy talking until we forgot the movie time. we went to two bookstores and spent hours there. (also, a toy store oops)

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March 24th: completed my 2017 Goodreads reading challenge (not a big goal but still)

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March 26th: came back to Japan again after five weeks of holiday ;(

some photos from March:

 

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my first proper henna

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Tsuruma Park, Nagoya. 

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Tsuruma Park, Nagoya.

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Tsuruma Park, Nagoya.

 

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Tsuruma Park, Nagoya.

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cherry blossom @ Tsuruma Park, Nagoya.

 

 

Thanks for viewing!

Jiaxin x

Social Tower Market & Nagoya Matsuri 2016

October 16th, 2016 (Sunday).

Location: Nagoya TV Tower and Park.

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Sakae Station, Nagoya.

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Oasis 21, Sakae.

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Central Park, Sakae.

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Sakae

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Social Tower Market 2016

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Social Tower Market 2016

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Social Tower Market 2016

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Social Tower Market 2016

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Social Tower Market 2016

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Social Market Tower 2016

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Social Tower Market 2016

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Social Tower Market 2016

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Social Tower Market 2016

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Social Tower Market 2016

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Social Tower Market 2016

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Social Tower Market 2016

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Social Tower Market 2016

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Social Tower Market 2016

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Social Tower Market 2016

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Social Tower Market 2016

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Social Tower Market 2016

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Social Tower Market 2016

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Social Tower Market 2016

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Social Tower Market 2016

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Social Tower Market 2016

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Nagoya Matsuri 2016

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Nagoya Matsuri 2016

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Nagoya Matsuri 2016

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Nagoya Matsuri 2016

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Nagoya Matsuri 2016

 

Thanks for viewing!

– J