Today marks one month since I left Japan. After living in Japan, especially my dorm, I’ve come to consider it my second home and definitely my home away from home.
The video above is what my friends surprised Natasha and I with. A touching video documenting our time in Japan and some heartwarming videos in the second half of the video. What a surprise! I had literally no idea that my friend was planning this at all. But I was so thankful to him, and to everyone that I have met in Japan. We’ve made plenty of memories and had so many fun times. The drinking parties (I’m proud to say I managed to make it through most of my exchange without drinking), going to the fireworks, traveling, hanging out in the lobby (all the cool kids hang there :P), movie nights, the list is endless. I feel so grateful having met these people from far and wide, and I believe they’ve made me a better person and I hope I’ve had an impact on their lives too.
We’ll meet again one day. I don’t know where or when that may be but I’m determined to make it happen.
Coming back to Australia was like being thrown back into the deep end. Non-stop running around, trying to catch up with friends and then BAM! It’s back to class already. I’ve been back at uni for 3 weeks now. It definitely feels like being in first year all over again, not knowing anybody and all. Except now I’m feeling the age gap.
Typical first time conversations go like this:
“So is everyone here in their second or third year??”
I tell them I’m in my fifth year and the conversation splits into any of the following:
“Oh are you part-time?”
“Did you fail something?”
“Did you take time off?”
Then I tell them my course is five years long and I’m in my final year and the world somewhat goes back into order. It’s especially trip-y because I have a group assignment for Game Design and I’m in a group with the only other girl in the lab and she’s graduated from my high school 3 years after me. Well then.
It’s the same when I go back to clubs as well. But now I don’t feel that connection anymore so I’m honestly less inclined to attend.
Putting that aside, it’s a strange feeling being back. I did miss my friends, there are some I do not wish to see, and my surrounding….sometimes I feel like it’s changed so much but then again I feel like nothing has changed at all. It’s difficult to explain, it’s just what it is.
Well I need to trudge along again and get back to my mountain of things to do. I’m currently procrastinating from drawing character designs for 3D animation. I guess some things don’t change.