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    闇色の六王権 The Dark Six
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    How're the locals treating you?

    And what regular foods you're used to that are missing in Japan?

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    The locals are nice.

    I miss regular bread, since as a Norwegian I'm used to eating bread with cheese etc all the time. All the bread they have here in Japan is loaf in my eyes. Norwegian bread is dark, wholegrain, nutritious, and has a more solid texture. Japanese bread is white, has almost no grain, is very low on nutrition, and is really soft (eww)...It's pretty terrible to be honest, and doesn't really qualify as food for me...I actually finally found a special shop today though (funny you should ask today in that regard) that sells crisp bread, wholegrain bread rolls, and proper cheese (which is also hard to come by), so I feel like I'm finally saved from endless amounts of rice, soup and noodles! ^^

    "The world is just another word for the things you value around you, right? That's something I've had since I was born. If you tell me to rule such a world, I already rule it."

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    Passed all the tests and made it to the next level of my Japanese studies again, which of course means a break, which of course means time to explore again. I was on my way to a train to go to Chiyoda to see a shrine and an imperial garden and stuff when I randomly came across this small cinema(?) in Shinjuku that specializes in anime. Apparently right now they're focusing on the Prisma Illya Phantasm thing:


    They also have a cafe:


    If you order the "combo set" for 800 yen, you apparently get this original A4 clear file of the three main girls with a large size soft drink:



    And I guess you get one of these coaster cards for free as a present? Though which one you get seems to be random.


    I'm not terribly interested myself, but might be cool for some.

    "The world is just another word for the things you value around you, right? That's something I've had since I was born. If you tell me to rule such a world, I already rule it."

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    Went ahead and deleted my blog, since I never use it. I'm too lazy.

    "The world is just another word for the things you value around you, right? That's something I've had since I was born. If you tell me to rule such a world, I already rule it."

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    So how much do you have left? You leaving back for home in January or have you decided to stay longer?

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    So I just realized I completely forgot about this thread. Anyway, after finishing a year of studies, I actually got a job as an English teacher at a language school in Osaka, but without going into more detail, it turned out to be one of Japan's infamous "black companies" (Google it if you don't know the term)... So I'm back home in Norway now. Things didn't go the way I wanted, something I was always aware might happen, but oh well, at least I tried. Maybe I'll try going back one day, but it won't be any time soon. Even without the Corona virus and the Olympics looming on the horizon, the experience left me pretty fed up with Japan, so I'm not in a hurry to go back and try to live there right now. All the cute girls sure were nice though, at least.

    "The world is just another word for the things you value around you, right? That's something I've had since I was born. If you tell me to rule such a world, I already rule it."

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