When I long for Germany when I’m in Japan

When I leave the heated table (kotatsu) or my heated room and shiver with cold in the rest of the house because it's not or only hardly insulated. Whenever I catch a cold due to that. When I have a look at the bread shelf in the supermarket and only see what would be soft … Continue reading When I long for Germany when I’m in Japan


Things that I would like to try out

Bungee jumping, hang-gliding and whitewater-kajaking. To put on a saree, a dirndl and a Kimono with twelve layers (jûnihitoe). Also, regency dresses similar to those which were common at the time of Jane Austen. Traditional japanese hairstyles such as ofuku (おふく), yakko shimada (奴島田) or ichôgaeshi (銀杏返し).

My to-do list for the semester break

Writing a 30-page term paper about the Japanese prehistory and protohistory. Writing a 5-pages synopsis about archaeological dating methods. Translating a list of the pillow book as course assessment. Continuing my part-time job. Planting the seeds for aoshiso and mitsuba and other herbs. Practicing Spanish and swingouts with my boyfriend. Repeating Japanese. Applying for a … Continue reading My to-do list for the semester break