Thursday, July 21, 2005

また普通の生活に・・

そう、これは全部(自分の下手な)日本語で書いてあるんです。なぜかというと、オーストラリアに帰ってきてからまた普通の生活に戻らざるを得ないでこのほうが面白いというか、このブログは自分のために書くから友達のほとんどが読めなくても大丈夫というか(笑)。だけど、留学から帰ってきたばかりの時のように、メルボルンは最近なんといつもと違う気がするんだ。友達との関係とか、メルボルンのシティの感じとか自分にとって変わったかなぁ。よくわからない。知ってるのが今ちょっと不満なんだ。住んでるメルボルンはもうちょっと普通じゃないといいなと思ってしまうことが最近多くなった。だって自分の出身はいつもそうだから無理だろうかな。たぶん、すごく楽しい旅行の後でこういう感じは珍しくないけど、ちゃんと分かってくれる人が一人もいなさそうのが一番いらいらすること。親しみの友達はなんと遠く感じられる今、新しい友達とか親しくない友達とか少し会いたくて。いい友達がいることを感謝してないんじゃないけど、今メルボルンも友人もちょっとつまらなく感じられる。それはだめだろーね。もしかしたらこの気持ちはもうある友達と別れ道を通る時間だっていうことかもしれないな。うーん。そうかもしれない。。

Tuesday, July 12, 2005

Photos ...

These are some shots from our last day in Japan (and our first day back to Australia)

On the roof of the new building at Mita Campus (the building was completed after i finished my exchange so it was my first time seeing it)


Up on the roof


Weee


Up on the roof of the Tamachi Building (overlooking Tamachi station which you can't see in this photo)


It was quite windy up there (but a nice escape from the heat nonetheless)


Mel and Ji-Hee


Cairns at 6:59am


Cairns at 7.29am


The sun always comes out cool in photos


On the way to Sydney (i love those shots from the plane..)


Yesterday we went to this German Bar/Restaurant called Lowenbrau. Got to meet up with Catherine, Carol and Yuki !!! We all had a great time:

These guys were a lot of fun


Participating in some sort of impromptu music performance


Funny hats


Yuki Me and Justin


Catherine and Carol


All of us (half in focus)


After dinner we headed off to City Extra for some nice dessert and a slightly more quiet place to chill out... Was good fun. I think that yesterday really completed my two week holiday back into exchange student life; i'd already met up with just about all the friends i made while i was back in Tokyo, but last nite i got to see the last few here in Australia ^^・・ 満足だなぁ

Mel and Yuki (and you can make out the City Extra sign in the background too)


では、また会える日まで。。

Saturday, July 09, 2005

More pictures

Still too lazy to write a post. Was a loooong flight home - overnight to Cairns (hang around Cairns for about 6 hours), Cairns to Brisbane then Brisbane to Sydney.

In the meantime enjoy the pics.

Badminton training (and cheerleaders in the background ^^)


Tedzuka, Kougai and Yoshinaga


Takahashi, Mel and Me


Sakane and Hirota


Motode and Maeda


Hiroshi Mori and Koike


FIRE!


Chips and chilli anyone?


Tedzuka had some..


Us after the izakaya


Matthias (with the latest in Shibuya-fashion)


Simone and her magic golden dust


Me Matthias and Kris (behind those chopsticks)


Kanpai!


Asli Ben and Ji-Hee


Sayaka Simone and Mel


Jakob Me and Aaron


Sayaka and Kris showing off their bowling ball skills


Matthias and I


Og and Mel


Matthias, Aaron and Simone


Enjoying the bowling


I think this is what they were looking at..

Tuesday, July 05, 2005

Random Pictures

That's actually a huge block of ice... COLLDD


Sohei, Me and Mel outside a yummy niku-man place


The english on this was actually pretty good until somebody thought to change a few things...


That thing was 100% made out of bottles!


Lunch ... My Omelet rice


Kobe's Ijin (Foreigner) Town


More pretty houses there


Mel and Sohei


Jakob and I at Dinner in China Town (Yokohama)


Kris, Og and Barry


Mel Kris Og and Me wandering around Yokohama in the rain


We all thought that looked like something out of batman


This cool used clothing shop in Harajuku


Walking home from Hiyoshi Station with Ben and Aaron