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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)


entrance: toilet on the left, kitchen on the right


the kitchen, fridge, and microwave


the kitchen


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


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


study desk + closet


what’s on my study table #1


what’s on my study table #2


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


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


the cute drawing was by my friend Dawn 🙂


where I sleep


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


view from my room

Will do an apartment tour soon. Stay tuned! xx

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April & May 2017


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).


Nagoya Caslte (iPhone 7)


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.


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 ❤


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.


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:


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


view from my new apartment (iPhone 7)


Asia Legal Plaza @ Nagoya University (iPhone 7)


played frissbee with Lenny for the first time


summer @ Nagoya University (iPhone 7)


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



soccer class (every Friday after lunch) *sigh*



Thanks for reading!

Jiaxin x

January 2017


Odaiba, Tokyo, Japan (iPhone 7)


Kishoji, Tokyo, Japan (iPhone 7)


Inokashira Park, Tokyo, Japan (iPhone 7)


Tokyo Sea Life Park (iPhone 7)

I spent the first three days of 2017 in Tokyo with Dawn. We went to Odaiba after Sunday Service on 1st of January, Harajuku and Shibuya on the second day and Tokyo Sea Life Park on the third day. (will blog about the Tokyo trip soon hopefully)


Kariya Highway Oasis, Japan (iPhone 7)


Okazaki, Japan (iPhone 7)

13rd January 2017 – School of Economic Factory Trip. We visited Kewpie Factory and Maruya Hatcho Miso Factory. Also, we went to Okazaki Castle Park (but I did not go in the castle)


Myoken, Nagoya: Dorm Room View (iPhone 7)


Myoken, Nagoya: Dorm Room View (iPhone 7)


Nanzan Univeristy, Nagoya (iPhone 7)

14th January 2017 – First now in Nagoya



Myoken Dorm (iPhone 7) 


27th January 2017 – Lunar New Year Eve. This was my first time celebrating Chinese New Year without my family. Some of my Vietnamese friends organized a Lunar New Year Eve party at the dorm, new year eve was less lonely with them. We played cards until one in the morning when we were supposed to be preparing for our final exams (sorry, #nerdproblem)



Sai Dining, Nagoya University (iPhone 7)


Central Library, Nagoya University (iPhone 7)


January was a stressful month because of all the final exams, papers and presentations. I spent so much time studying in the library and cafeteria. Glad that everything is over now.



Myoken, Nagoya (iPhone 7)



Thanks for reading!


Love, Jiaxin