Falling asleep on the floor

I came home the other day, fell asleep on the floor in the sunlight. It was nice. One more week to freedom. // 最近、なかなか宿題や試験が終わらなくて、大学に戻るから、急に眠らなくなって、昼間をしました。もう一週間あとで休むことができま〜す!

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  1. Christine says:

    Fin du er! Snaart ferie ja, blir godt å kunne kjenne på hva det er for noe rart..

    • Sushi Bird says:

      Søta! Sorry for manglende kontakt, jeg tenker å ta det igjen når jeg har kommet meg gjennom denne uken altså. Masse lykke til med eksamen til deg også, håper du får ordentlig ferie når galskapen er over ;)

  2. Era says:

    I don’t envy you the late summer semester some Japanese schools have. I’ve been considering to take six months in Japan, but it’s proving difficult. My uni doesn’t have that many partners in Japan, and the few it has isn’t optimized for my course. I’m left with one or two choices, which also require me to take 50% Japanese culture and language courses – this would be fine as far as my personal interests go, but it’s not an ideal mix with a business degree. Unless of course I want to live and work in Japan, but I think that’s a decision I’m not even slightly prepared to make without even having visited the country first. :(

    Out of curiosity, what are you studying over there? :)

    PS: I keep remembering that we’re both Norwegian right when I’m about to hit “post comment”. It can’t be helped!

    • Sushi Bird says:

      Since you are Norwegian, I thought it was possible to take 90 points in addition to the bachelor degree you already have, and end up with a double degree? I have no idea if it works the same way with business-degrees, though! It is totally worth coming to Japan if you have an interest in the country, but if you don’t want to do it as part of a degree, you can always go to a Japanese language school here. That way you get to focus on the language instead of taking culture classes if that floats your boat. In a way, I wish I never had taken most of the Japanese culture classes I have taken, because the more I learn about how this country works, the less magical and mesmerizing it seems to me. I long for the days where I had no idea what a zaibatsu or a keiretsu were, and when I had no idea that women’s participation rate in paid work outside the home here look like a giant M-shape. Or before I knew how much money was pushed into the education system here to teach Japanese students English but to no avail. *sigh* & I am studying… Japanese. Surprise, surprise ;)

      About languages, I think this blog is a mishmash of at least three different languages. I figure – I blog to document stuff, so I am happy for feedback in any language I can understand, no matter if it is one of the Scandinavian ones, English or Japanese.

  3. Era says:

    With my uni, Double Degree is only available for Master degrees, and at the moment not in Asia. :(

    Seems the only place I can exchange to (normal exchange, one semester) is Kansai Gaidai Uni in Osaka, which is okay I guess. The dream would of course be Tokyo, but Rikkyo University (the Tokyo option) has the same academic calendar I suspect you have, which ends late July. Apparently that means I can’t go there. I cannot for the life of me figure out why, but I suppose it’d create a lot more paperwork on the Norwegian end of things. I keep pestering our international office, though, so who knows – maybe they’ll buckle! ^^

    As for a language school, I’m sort of running out of student loan years (maximum 8 years from Lånekassen, I think, and I’ll have spent 6 of them once I’m done here in 2015, with two Bsc degrees). I’m really not sure what to do with the last two years, whether I want to study more or perhaps start paying it off. If only all education was free, eh?

    I’ll look into language schools though, thanks – maybe I can find a summer study or something.

    I can understand longing for the magical days. I remember moving to Oslo, from a small village with a lower population than my uni. Seemed like the best place on Earth! Then came trips to London, and Paris, and… Suddenly tiny little Oslo wasn’t all that exciting anymore. Wherever I go, though, Oslo always feels like home. There’s something nice and comfy about a place once you’ve lived there for a few years, wouldn’t you agree?

    By the way, how long have you been in Japan now, if I may ask? :)