Monday, February 28, 2011

Why you shouldn't get your art design degree in Japan

My students admired me to have a chance to study in Japan and I used to have this dream of coming here to pursue an education in comics and animation. But after actually attending the Japanese language school here, I now know that dream and reality is totally different.


Saturday, February 26, 2011

Rental nightmare in Tokyo 東京的恐怖房租經驗

Passing JLPT level 1 was not difficult. Passing my MBA entrance examination was also not a problem. But renting an ideal apartment in Japan, which fits your budget and requirements is a huge big problem, especially if you're a gaijin (foreigner)!

Everything here costs money, money, and more money$$$

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

JLPT level 1 Results 日本語能力試驗一級成績

Finally after 8 years since my last failed attempt to pass level 1, I managed to pass it without much problem :P It seems that as long as you don't get any grade C in any of the sections, plus your score is above 100/180, you'll get to pass! This makes the percentage passing score at just 55.5%, compared with the previous old 60% benchmark. Sayonara JLPT1!


Friday, February 11, 2011

Snow can't do us apart 連雪也抵擋不住的熱情

Tokyo today was freezing cold as it snowed for the whole day for the first time this year. I was gazing outside my window to rest my eyes and admire the snow (because there's no where else interesting to look at in my tiny 9sqm room), when I spotted these 2 cute parrot lovebirds on the tree in front of my veranda. Aww, I thought, one pair. Were they hiding out from the snow? But the withered tree provided no shelter... or were they dating?

Then I got my shocking answer:

Monday, February 7, 2011

Chinese New Year in Yokohama 橫濱新年

First day of Chinese New Year at Yokohama Chinatown wasn't as crowded as I'd thought. The area was brightly lit with chinois decorations and dotted with restaurants offering buffet.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011


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