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Hokusai and Kappa 北斎と河童

I finally could see Hokusai’s Ukiyo-e works.

Hokusai (1760–1849) is one of the most remarkable Japanese Ukiyo-e artist.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hokusai

And his Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji series are acknowledged as one of the most famous Ukiyo-e series.

Ukiyo means The Floating World.)

To know more about Katsushika Hokusai and to access more of his works, you can visit this Artsy’s site:

https://www.artsy.net/artist/katsushika-hokusai

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

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UPDATE: I applied for a Japan tourist visa for the second time, I got approved finally! See the story HERE.
 

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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Hello 2016 ゲゲゲイ♡

あけましておめでとうございます! Akemashite Omedetou Gozaimasu!

 

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Hello-

I hope we all fine most of time in 2016.

Of course there’s many hardships in our life.

But we can learn new thing through any experiences……

 

By the way, I saw very weird video.

If you are not strong enough, Please don’t watch this.

 

I knew this dance group “東京ゲゲゲイ (Tokyo gegegay) ” on TV today.

There performance was superb, then I checked their video on youtube.

 

 

It’s very….JAPAN

こわい(Kowai)  means….  scary

Even that Crying Politician appears (+_+)

Wah- Wah-Wah-

I don’t know if this video is suitable to watch on new year’s day.

But I felt some kind of unfathomable energy from their performance.

It’s so madly motivational.

I want to start new things(^o^)

 

A Happy New Year (^_-)☆

 

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Learning Katakana

 

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I’m still quite having a difficulty in recognizing Katakana~ I don’t know why… Perhaps there are some Hiragana and Katakana characters that look similar? Just like the what before, i mistakenly read “re” (i said “shi”) I felt quite stupid since “shi” (し) is a hiragana, and it cannot be joined with Katakana! Well, I think i still have a long way to go to be fluent in Japanese -____-

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Watching Japanese Karaoke Battle (カラオケバトル)

 

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Hello Nao-chan,

Thank you for letting me watch on your TV. I enjoyed watching that Karaoke competition a lot! Too bad I was only able to watch the last contestant perform (-“-) but still okay since we watched Karaoke Battle (カラオケバトル) on YouTube!  I hope we can watch the whole episode of it~~ i am amazed how the singers are scored precisely. I really love seeing Kizuki Minami sing~

 

I remembered when we sang at the karaoke 😀 What if Nao-chan joined Karaoke battle? I think you can get a high score! Higher than Kizuki-san’s!

 

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Chilly weekend とてもさむい ベッドから出たくない

Hi, Aika-chan

 

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It’s so chilly here already.
It’s December. It’s winter.

I can not imagine Winter never comes in your country.

I sometimes envy people who never experience this cold weather.

But without experiencing Cold Winter,
I might never miss Hot Summer.

Tokyo Summer
Tokyo Summer

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I love summer Tokyo Tower.
I love summer Tokyo Tower.

I hope I can visit to your country,
in the middle of winter season of my country.

I miss summer season already.

Being on the bed is paradise.

Please don’t call me lazy.

I really want to go out.

But my blanket never let me go….

Shall we watch movie later (^_-)-☆

 

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