I was sitting with my friend Keli at one of our favorite campus restaurants, when we stopped talking and started people-watching. I would like to say I’ve creeped out many people by staring at them, but most of them are just on their phones distracted. That is my point of this blog: human interaction. Continue reading
On the rare occasion that I’m free from classes and don’t have any assignments that bog me down, it’s fun to get out of the dorm and explore with friends all the areas in Japan that aren’t on my route to school. Whether it’s window shopping in Harajuku, a Virtual Reality event in Shibuya, or conveyer belt sushi in Ikebukuro, every district of Tokyo seems to offer something fun. One of the most popular destinations, however, are the arcade stations in areas like Nakano and Akihabara. Now, I’ve brought up the arcades, taken some photos, and briefly described them in previous articles, but the scope of these places is so much bigger that simply “mentioning” them isn’t going to cut it. There’s enough about these places to fill an entire blog post, so that’s exactly what I intend to do. Continue reading
After being in Spain for a month and some change, I’m really starting to feel at home. I’ve seen a considerable amount of Madrid, gotten familiar with the public transportation, and have become friends with some of the local students. I love this city so much and it has been nothing but great to me. Living here has helped me grow so much as a person, and the obstacles I’ve faced here have only made me stronger as person. This weekend I was presented with a unexpected challenge that has taught me more than anything else so far.