Posted in January 2012

Study Week 5

Study Date: 24/01/2012 Finally I am up-to-date with the study weeks. Next week I will be writing the post after my study session with Amanda. This week, I had a little surprise waiting for me. After having all the bad surprises at work, I wasn’t looking forward to any more surprises, especially a bad one. Turns out Amanda had made … Continue reading

Study Week 4

Study Date: 17/01/2012 This week’s study was very similar to last week’s. Did a Kanji test and got around 80% and wrote down the new Kanji compounds for the week. Nothing exciting to report. Still waiting for my approval to go to Japan. I have to admit, I am getting worried that I may not … Continue reading

Study Week 3

Study Date: 10/01/2012 This week’s test of last week’s Kanji went very well. I think I got over 80% on the test which is far better than what I get in Japanese Class. That being said, I do learn much harder Kanji and Kanji compounds in class and far more combinations. I think it is … Continue reading

Study Week 2

Study Date: 03/01/2012 After the previous week of study going into overtime (I believe it was 2 hours, instead of 1 hour), Amanda decided to redo all the Kanji in new smaller piles, with less Kanji Compounds, with which ones decided by the level (Level 5 Kanji), and whether or not it would be useful … Continue reading

Study Week 1

Study Date: 26/12/2011 As promised in the introductory post, this post will be about the preparation I have done for the Japan trip, more specifically the studying. I have been studying Japanese for 2-3 years now (it is hard to keep track, it goes so fast). While I wish I could say I have a … Continue reading

I got accepted!

I am happy to announce that I got my acceptance email from TMU today! Honestly, the day I didn’t check my email every 10 minutes is the day I get it. It wasn’t till Amanda (a fellow student accepted to exchange at TMU) sent me a SMS to check my email did I check it. Honestly … Continue reading

Why did I buy an Asus Tranformer Tablet?

I am sure some of you are wondering why I bought the Asus Transformer TF101, instead of an Ipad. While I do respect Apple’s Ipad (and their second revision), I do not like them. While the Ipad at the moment is the best-selling tablet, overshadowing Android tablets by millions of sales, there are a few features … Continue reading


This Blog is about my exchange journey from Perth, Western Australia, to Tokyo, Japan. It will include all the ups and downs I have had associated with going on exchange to Tokyo Metropolitan University (首都大学東京) located in Hachioji, Tokyo, Japan. I have started this blog early, because of two reasons. One, recently I have purchased … Continue reading