Wandering Alpha Bear


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Headed To Atlanta for Japan?

So, yeah. I’m driving to Atlanta this month, because  I was somehow accepted into the amazing MEXT program. I honestly don’t know how. The Japanese government asks me to head down there for an interview, and if I manage to do just everything right in April I’ll be shipped off to Tokyo with my ticket paid. Shipped somewhere else, and have my college paid for. With about 117,000 yen a month to live off of that the government gives me. If I use that money wisely and carefully, in Japan that 117,000 yen a month feels like 3,500 – 4,000 American dollars a month. I still have no idea what’s happening, but I’m happy just to have the opportunity to do this. 1 year of language training so far, once I get there I will have a through year of language training, and 5 years of Japanese University studies.

Wish me luck, please, with everything you have so that I can accomplish something that would make me happier than a hindu cow.

~Noah (^~^)v

 

 

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Rice. You’re Doing it Wrong

So, this is very similar to another post on Japanese Rule of 7  http://japaneseruleof7.com/how-to-make-rice

(Go check the article out and his awesome website)

Although I thought I could simplify it a bit for those lax people out there.

Step 1: Grab a nearby beer, if no beer, hard liquor because this is going to be, wait for it, a freakin’ difficult process.

Step 2: If you haven’t already, buy some damn rice ya idiot. Who makes rice without the rice!?! Sailors just don’t sail without an ocean, so go grab you some rice. Continue reading


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It’s Coming Soon

I’m only doing this for my self, similar to a website called Gakuran.com, where in the beginning before he went to Japan he simply made a few articles to update on the process.

Well, the MEXT Scholarship just came out, so I’ll passionately be pouring a lot of my time to study for the exams for school. I have AP, Cristo Rey, and regular exams all to take soon before I take my final year of “Sit in class and waste our time”. Hopefully in college I can have some teachers who actually feed us some information.

I always find that college professors seem better teachers, or at least they know some random information that I oddly find intriguing. Anyways, yeah, the uh~ MEXT scholarship just came out, since I missed last year without knowing it even existed.

Soon, I will apply. Continue reading


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If Anything I’ll Be a Japanese Hobo

So, I haven’t actually written anything in a while. Well, besides that novel, but whatever that doesn’t count. My fingers are itching for something else at the moment. I kinda actually just want’t to vent my happiness.

Right now, I’m probably at one of… no, the happiest I’ve ever been in my life.  Continue reading


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破碎 (Broken)

Will you take my soul

With the World on my back

In the midnight rain

The drops down your face

While I’m falling apart

 

~Noah (^~^)v


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Ahoy! All Aboard the Awkwardly Quiet Ship!

You may have heard but Japanese people are really nice and friendly, but the alternative side to that is they are ridiculously Quiet compared to Americans. Walking down the street towards a 東京の地下鉄 or Tokyo subway, I can be expected to not talk to anyone right? Right.  Yet then someone bumps into me or steps on the back of my shoe, which I absolutely despise and hold grudges against anyone who does this, in America people would say, “O-Sorry, I really didn’t mean to!” but nooooooo! In Japan if that happens, well it just doesn’t happen. Oddly enough people are observant even though they are living zombies who say they are “Land of the Rising Sun” but they could possibly be the worst morning people ever. Not cranky or anything, but when I get on the train and I’m just chinchillin I couldn’t possibly imagine someone starting a conversation with me out of the reminiscent, swaying, train. Continue reading