Being back

Hello guys! I’ve been back in Germany for two weeks by now – suitcases have been unpacked, pictures have been sorted through and even the last postcard I send from Japan has finally arrived at my grandparents (I forgot the postal code… *sigh*). Being back feels a bit unreal to be honest. I’m finally back… Continue reading Being back

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I have officially moved out of Akasaka House and only have one more night in Tokyo before I’m flying back to Germany tomorrow morning.


Time flew by so fast and I’m super excited to be back for Christmas season. I want to thank my housemates and co-workers for this amazing time – there was so much to do and I enjoyed every bit of it.

And thank you guys, too, for letting me tell you about my adventures in Japan. For liking my posts and giving your opinion in the comment section or talking to me personally about it.

I still have so many pictures left that I wanted to share and to many stories that I wanted to tell. I definitely won’t abandon this blog, so please keep on checking it every now and then.

Thank you so much, Japan. Sayonara.


By the way…

…I am in my internship for one and a half months today! Yay!

That means I’m over the hump already and only one and a half months left.

Thank you guys for taking part in my adventures  ❤

The ant says: “Thank you!”
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English – Made in Japan

Hello everybody! On Friday my roommate moved out and now I have a new roommate named Maiko. She got us all very confused in the beginnig, because she would just introduce herself as Mai or Mako. When asked why, she revealed that she was afraid that us non-japanese people would think her name was Michael.… Continue reading English – Made in Japan

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Slightly getting into Arts

Hey everybody! One thing I found out during my first days at my internship is that various exhibitors and concert hosts invite the embassy staff to their events. The tickets they send to the embassy  are being sorted and registered and that list is being send to all the embassy staff. Guess whos tasks those… Continue reading Slightly getting into Arts

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Tokyo Metropolis

Even while being in Tokyo, I usually can’t wrap my head around just how enormously large this city is.

Yesterday, a colleague at the embassy took me up the Mori Tower in Roppongi, which is 54 stories tall and has an observatory deck on top of that. The view is simply amazing from this far up above.

You can see so far! My colleague was able to point out the different districts of Tokyo and various places for sightseeing for me. I will certainly have to go to some of these.

But besides seeing Tokyo from above, the best indication so far of this citys scale were the clouds. How come?

Now, Duesseldorf is a large city that had me get used to light pollution in no time, but of course it doesn’t even compare to Tokyo with a population of 13,5 million. At night, the lights from the streets, the advertisements and the millions of people in the skyscrapers light up the sky to a nearly unbelievable extend.

As a result, the clouds are clearly illuminated at night, hovering above this city in a kind of spooky fashion, to remind me that this city is just huge.

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Things I probably won’t get used to

Hey! It’s been a week now since I’ve arrived in Tokyo and I think I should take this chance and take stock. Now, I consider myself someone, who can actually quite easily adapt to new situations. I can eat nearly anything, I love having conversations in different languages and whenever a problem comes up I… Continue reading Things I probably won’t get used to