2014/09/21

Spending the days with Japanese Students

Work has been a big part of my Tokyo Trip and I made some wonderful memories. One of my favorite memories has been spending 5 days with Japanese Students studying German in a far away sports hall.

I had to get up early to catch my bus to Nasu -the place I'd be with Japanese strangers all by myself for 5 days. At first I was scared to be there even without my boss...but I came to enjoy this trip in a blink.

This is what the sports hall was looking like...I guess you can't compare it to usual University sport halls in Germany.

Had to say goodbye to my shoes for 5 days as well - been wearing those green slippers the whole time

Well, at least until you have to go to the bath room - slipper changing time!

This is what my sleeping room was looking like 7 Japanese Girls - and me right in the middle.
The purpose of the trip was to support one of the 7 student groups during their German lessons. I was super proud to see so many young people on the other side of the world studying my mother language and being interested in what I do every day.

Even though I was looking forward to go back to Tokyo it was an amazing time and I'd love to join this event again

Back in Tokyo Anna was waiting for me and one of our first stops was the One Piece Store in Shibuya
You won't believe how big it is until you see it with your own eyes


This Dragonball x One Piece Statue in front of Shibuya PARCO has been impressing as well

Took this shot on my room mates birthday

....couldn't leave Shibuya without some Shopping.
BOY LONDON, ONE PIECE Goods and some GLAD NEWS

Anna's, Sashi's and my wallet match quite well
(also: CHOPPER CHOCOLATE)

...do I post too many food pictures?

Anna and her soulmate
and my lovely penpal with her even more lovely son

Non-alcoholic drinks for a change


..and some Purikura in the end

Could you nowadays live without your smartphone for 5 days?
I've been pretty busy supporting my students but it was hard to lie down in the evening without being able to check my friends messages...especially when you're surrounded by complete strangers

2014/09/20

UFO CATCHER, thick Hair & a Toilet

I took around 195 photos in March and tried to break them down to 2-3 posts...though there'll be 4 posts as March might have been my most adventurous month

It started with a festival called "BATTLE OF KING MONSTERS" in Shinjuku - I've been there to see DEATHGAZE but the whole LINE UP has been amazing:
Battle Gargoyle
バトルノーゴッド (NoGoD)
薔徒瑠戦隊NOIZ (UCHUSENTAI:NOIZ)
アヲイ (AWOI)
DEATHGAZE

Gargoyle's Toshi threw this right into my face haha
Also finally got me a Japanese cellphone and received a SoftBank bento box for free

Went to Alice Café Shibuya with friends some days later

Super cute decoration, right? This is supposed to look like the cheshire cat

SHIBUYA THE GAME became one of my favorite live houses been there to see friends playing on tiny festivals

Can I please have some Nabe Restaurants in Germany?
I wouldn't mind some Kame in Germany as well....

Yes, this is me posing with a toilet.
(and some anime goods hoho ♥)

Fancy English School Opening & another night at PINKS

My favorite coffee at work

And a beautiful day in Shibuya
It was quite necessary to doll up like this...

...if you're going to hang out with people looking like that.

Also got my first extensions that day!! Wohoo thick hair!!

UFO CATCHER FUN FTW

Sashi came to visit Japan during March as well

Last but not least: hilarious promo in Shinjuku

Do you enjoy Ufo Catcher Games?
I could spend hours in a Game Center to be honest...and I guess I'm not bad at winning the tiny things

2014/09/19

Add some Anime and this post is what I consist of

...and another try.
I think I finally managed to gather some motivation to get back into blogging sometimes life is just too overwhelming and my head was too dizzy to blog...sorry for that

I'll try to quickly share my most fav pics from Japan within the upcoming weeks and be up to date asap!
...well, if you enjoy the posts about Tokyo it is haha.

 One of my hobbies in Tokyo has been going to Starbucks whenever they released a new drink. The Pic on the left side shows the day I got the best seat at Starbucks Shibuya - facing the famous crossing. I remember we've been there to get some Sakura Frappuccino but received Sakura Latte instead - still delicious!
Pic on the right side shows an interesting beverage I had in an even more interesting café in Shibuya. I'd love to go there again but I don't remember the name and I won't ever be able to find it again...

 Delicious Hamburger Lunch and a dog statue made out of sneakers (click on the pic to see details) in Harajuku.

 Random Store I discovered on Cat Street and finally Sakura Frappuccino! Yum!

 Got this Sailor Moon Shirt at SPINNS Harajuku for my birthday
And it was time for my "UGRC" wallet to leave...

 ...because I found this treasure second hand. Oh Tokyo I love you for lots of Vivienne Westwood second hand

 Well, not only Vivienne it is. I always buy tons of Second Hand CDs as soon as I enter Japan.

 Serious shot at work right here.

 Not so serious Me at work (Social Media Week Tokyo YAY ME!)

 During one of the presentations @Social Media Week Tokyo

 Found this on my desk when I came back to the Office one day

 And I also met one of my former blog readers - Steffi

 Didn't feel like meeting for the 1st time thanks for sharing your time with us

 There's this one part of Shinjuku filled with VK...

 And being in this store felt like entering a MEJIBRAY shrine haha

 Another thing I enjoy in Tokyo: stylish people everywhere
1st shot: Harajuku
2nd shot: Shinjuku

 Tried to visit the Vivienne Westwood Anglomania Store in Harajuku right on its opening day...well, bad idea.

 Instead I ended up having Pizza & Pasta All you Can Eat
Also got me some Sailor Moon Buns at Donki

 Aaaaand my first MINT NEKO scarf as well as a tiny Necklace (pillow on the go!)

 ....more second hand CDs

 ...myself being sick as f*ck and cleaning the apartment.
And well....you know I'm a fan of some Fashion Magazines for Men...like Men's Knuckle and Men's Spider for example. As it isn't hard enough to find them you also have to share your place in front of the magazines with people that look like they fell right out of the magazine of your belonging. Amen.

That said, February Posts done!


What's your favorite Starbucks Drink?
I'd go for Matcha Latte but they don't sell this one in Germany anymore...
instead I usually drink Chai Latte (or the iced version during Summer) with Soy Milk. Only recently I came to like White Mocca as well