Woke up today at 8AM on my own bed. I listened to airplanes take off; I stared back at my idols’ faces which are plastered on my bedroom walls; and I snuggled more into my favorite comforter. It was like the start of any other day. For a minute I just stared at the ceiling, wondering if I had just dreamed about being in Japan making snowballs, walking along Shibuya and Harajuku, and painting on wind bells. I checked my phones for any confirmation, but their clocks are in Philippine Standard Time. Maybe it was just a dream. Only when I went online and checked my cam that I knew I wasn’t dreaming.
It’s true; I’ve been to Shibuya! 🙂
Sorry for my face. Just check out the L’Arc~en~Ciel billboard.
The two-week Japanese Language Program has been one of the best things that ever happened to me. It wasn’t just limited to being in the place where my life interests are from; there’s more to it. So I am really, really grateful to everyone who made this trip possible. I thank God for this opportunity, Meiji University for having the program, UP for being a partner university, Nihongo Center Foundation for my Japanese skills, and of course my parents who have been supportive of all my endeavors, especially my fangirling and education. Hugs and kisses to relatives and friends who have shared my happiness, as well. ❤
Yep, the dream is over now. Back to reality. And that means back to school and back to my term papers, which are still in their proposal stage. Haha. And until the semester ends I’ll probably not be able to sort and upload my Japan photos yet, nor even post decent blog entries about it.
I’m not complaining, though. Yesterday, I already attended class in the Asian Center after just dumping my stuff at home fresh from the airport. Despite how beautiful Meiji University is, classes in my school are still priceless. I missed my friends, my Profs, the lessons, etc. And even if I’m batshit nervous about catching up and meeting deadlines for my papers (because I didn’t do anything with regards to my papers the whole time I was in Japan) I’m still pretty excited about finishing them. Haha. Chos.
I’ll see you soon again, Japan. And yes, L’Arc~en~Ciel, too. Definitely.
*no proofreading has been done for this entry. lemme get back to this when i find the time again.