Stuff I'm getting up to on my year abroad =]

I realised today that I take an awful of photos of my campus as it’s so pretty! So I figured I could just put them all here because they probably shouldn’t all qualify for my ‘cool things’ post and then you can just have a gander whenever you want. Hopefully because they’ll be in order you’ll be able to see all the seasonal changes! Newest first as usual 🙂

 

Random one of Travis, Marlene, me and Leo in class!

Random one of Travis, Marlene, me and Leo in class!

This tree is having eggs.

This tree is having eggs.

It's currently the rainy season here! The campus is lovely in the rain :)

It’s currently the rainy season here! The campus is lovely in the rain 🙂

Our translation teacher is so brilliant; one of the lessons we watched some music videos to look at their translations and when we did 'Let it Go' Harrison was loving it!

Our translation teacher is so brilliant; one of the lessons we watched some music videos to look at their translations and when we did ‘Let it Go’ Harrison was loving it!

Let it Go In class!

Let it Go In class!

I have never seen so many ants in one place. Incidentally the ants in Japan are about as long as fingernail!! Gross

I have never seen so many ants in one place. Incidentally the ants in Japan are about as long as fingernail!! Gross

The green in the dormitory grew back! :D

The green in the dormitory grew back! 😀

You can get slushie from a vending machine on campus. I love this place!

You can get slushie from a vending machine on campus. I love this place!

They FINALLY put up a stronger warning sign for those selfish buggers who choke me every 5 minutes.

They FINALLY put up a stronger warning sign for those selfish buggers who choke me every 5 minutes.

Another sunset; I just love them

Another sunset; I just love them

One Amity practice I went up here. I took a photo because I haven't seen the uni from this angle before!

One Amity practice I went up here. I took a photo because I haven’t seen the uni from this angle before!

Just a lovely day

Just a lovely day

I never knew the campus shop had such fancy notebooks

I never knew the campus shop had such fancy notebooks

I bought some more stuff in this semester's bazaar :)

I bought some more stuff in this semester’s bazaar 🙂

I now have a sofa!

I now have a sofa!

Back to lush and green

Back to lush and green

These flowers are everywhere in May

These flowers are everywhere in May

Refreshing

Refreshing

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I saw my halls from a new angle; very photogenic indeed

I saw my halls from a new angle; very photogenic indeed

One of the last class days of semester 1

One of the last class days of semester 1

 

The sports pitch was a beautiful open blanket of white

The sports pitch was a beautiful open blanket of white

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I hate not having my own shower... walking through this in flip-flops is treacherous!

I hate not having my own shower… walking through this in flip-flops is treacherous!

From my balcony

From my balcony

The first bit of snow!

The first bit of snow!

Another meal at the uni cafeteria. I'm not a huge fan

Another meal at the uni cafeteria. I’m not a huge fan

A sunset behind Mt. Fuji :)

A sunset behind Mt. Fuji 🙂

It looks like spring already even though it was January!

It looks like spring already even though it was January!

The back of my halls/entrance to the third building

The back of my halls/entrance to the third building

I love coming home to a sunset and just having this view to welcome me!

I love coming home to a sunset and just having this view to welcome me!

From my balcony. I know I put up a lot of these but it's amazing being somewhere with a gorgeous sunset every single day!

From my balcony. I know I put up a lot of these but it’s amazing being somewhere with a gorgeous sunset every single day!

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Another Fuji sunset

Another Fuji sunset

Still some green left, even if it's about to snow!

Still some green left, even if it’s about to snow!

A fantastic cloudscape. If that wasn't a word, it is now.

A fantastic cloudscape. If that wasn’t a word, it is now.

Mr Penguin put on his Christmas gear!

Mr Penguin put on his Christmas gear!

I found the lab in my dorms is warm and much less distracting than my room!!

I found the lab in my dorms is warm and much less distracting than my room!!

This was an amazing moment for me; the first time I saw Mt. Fuji from my dorm!! How cool is that, I can see an amazing landmark from the comfort or my own building!

This was an amazing moment for me; the first time I saw Mt. Fuji from my dorm!! How cool is that, I can see an amazing landmark from the comfort or my own building!

Another Mt. Fuji shot; sunset version!

Another Mt. Fuji shot; sunset version!

I had another dinner in the cafeteria! Beef something or another and scrambled egg and rice. Oh and a single bit of broccoli but I ate that before I took the photo...

I had another dinner in the cafeteria! Beef something or another and scrambled egg and rice. Oh and a single bit of broccoli but I ate that before I took the photo…

The cafeteria penguin got his Christmas on!

The cafeteria penguin got his Christmas on!

I walked out of the library the other day, a way I hadn't been before and it was beautiful!

I walked out of the library the other day, a way I hadn’t been before and it was beautiful!

And on my way back via this way I hadn't been before, I spotted a pond I hadn't noticed before too!

And on my way back via this way I hadn’t been before, I spotted a pond I hadn’t noticed before too!

It's a lovely pond

It’s a lovely pond

And it seems to have some kind of Japanese traditional thingy by it which I intend to explore when it's more open looking!

And it seems to have some kind of Japanese traditional thingy by it which I intend to explore when it’s more open looking!

Another look at the Autumn colours from my room

Another look at the Autumn colours from my room

More Autumn!

More Autumn!

I went up to the cafeteria the other day and was pleasantly surprised by how nice the area and food was!

I went up to the cafeteria the other day and was pleasantly surprised by how nice the area and food was!

a different angle

a different angle

my food! It's like a pic and mix; you grab some food and they weigh it to charge you! it's about 70p per 100g :)

my food! It’s like a pic and mix; you grab some food and they weigh it to charge you! it’s about 70p per 100g 🙂

My friend the Suica penguin and I - he just chills in the cafeteria

My friend the Suica penguin and I – he just chills in the cafeteria

The week of the 18th of November was the school festival! Sort of like an English school fete but waaaaaay bigger and at university not school 😛 So I took lots of piccies for you to see. There’s also a video of the end of festival fireworks here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FF20ymwsREw&feature=youtu.be

They mowed the forest of crazy plants and now all the nice bug noises at night have gone :( The grass and plants were as tall as me before!

They mowed the forest of crazy plants and now all the nice bug noises at night have gone 😦 The grass and plants were as tall as me before!

More destruction of wildlife by these insatiable gardeners. Oh well, at least we now have....... an empty expanse of stones. They really take the gardening too far here, the leaves don't need sweeping EVERY day and the plants were a nice addition to an other wise blank space!

More destruction of wildlife by these insatiable gardeners. Oh well, at least we now have……. an empty expanse of stones. They really take the gardening too far here, the leaves don’t need sweeping EVERY day and the plants were a nice addition to an other wise blank space!

Bikes are a massive thing in Japan.

Bikes are a massive thing in Japan.

My main classroom

My main classroom

My dorms; 6th floor from near my bedroom door :)

My dorms; 6th floor from near my bedroom door 🙂

Another lovely sunset from my balcony!

Another lovely sunset from my balcony!

It might be November but the sun is still shining :)

It might be November but the sun is still shining 🙂

Another shot from the JLC

Another shot from the JLC

From my main classroom :)

From my main classroom 🙂

Just coming out of the Japanese Language Centre where classes are

Just coming out of the Japanese Language Centre where classes are

The dorms from the sports field

The dorms from the sports field

Same rain, pano style

Same rain, pano style

Sudden rain when the rest of the day had been pretty sunny!

Sudden rain when the rest of the day had been pretty sunny!

From the 8th floor :)

From the 8th floor 🙂

What a view! this is the 3rd or 4th floor

What a view! this is the 3rd or 4th floor

A nice place to sit and study

A nice place to sit and study

The covered walkway to the dorms

The covered walkway to the dorms

A shot of the cool circle thingy in the main campus area

A shot of the cool circle thingy in the main campus area

This is a lovely road to the main part of the campus, my main lecture building being on the right.

This is a lovely road to the main part of the campus, my main lecture building being on the right.

Isn't it beautiful? :)

Isn’t it beautiful? 🙂

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