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Japan Visa Application Got Denied? Here’s my Horror Story

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December 2014, I was very elated to get a promo flight ticket to Tokyo. I told Nao-chan about it and we were both very excited to meet in Japan. (I’ve almost forgotten that I need to apply for a visa~) I was very excited to go abroad for the very first time! To be honest, I was so optimistic that I can get approved easily because I heard in the news that the Japan Visa Application process is currently relaxed.

After reading some blogs about Japan Visa application and their success stories, I have become much more positive that I can get approved too. I decided to apply for a Single Entry Tourist Visa without a Guarantor. Nao-chan was anxious to be my guarantor due some reasons that the embassy might think he is not eligible for it.

So three weeks prior to my “flight” I went to a travel agency to submit my requirements, ate a bowl of Ramen and went  home with a smile from ear to ear. After a few days, I received a text from the agency asking me to get my passport. I went there then WHOA. my application got denied!

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Go for 2016!

 

 

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Happy New Year everyone!

You probably be wondering who is the person in our illustration.

He’s Goromaru Ayumu 五郎丸歩, a very strong Japanese rugby player.

He’s very popular now and got lots of fans (including Nao-chan!)

だから五郎丸選手のイラストをかきました (That’s why I drew Goromarusan’s illustration)

 

I want to be as tough as him~ ^^

 

May the year of the Monkey (Oriental Zodiac) be good to us. Happy Holidays!

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In Spring: Aika and Nao’s First-Ever Collaboration

We are actually art-oriented people. Taking photographs is his passion and mine is drawing and designing. So we are thinking that creating art together will be awesome. We came up of making a photo illustration and called it “In Spring”

Nao-chan has a lot of amazing photos. He even met a lot of prominent people and took their portraits. I actually felt a bit sad he shifted his career. But I’m hoping that even though he’s busy with something else, he will keep doing what he loves.

 

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Ta-da! Our first photo-illustration

 

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Aika’s Illustration

 

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5 Best Japanese Expressions Used to Warm Someone’s Heart

Heartwarming and uplifting expressions are really great to hear after a hellish day.

Nao and I usually have so many things to do. He is busy working at the office and I’m struggling with my plates (art projects) at the university and design work. And due to that, we become so stressful and frustrated sometimes. Luckily, even though we get tired with our particular tasks that we must do throughout the day, We still manage to cheer ourselves up.

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