quarta-feira, 9 de fevereiro de 2011

Land of the Rising Sun - Prologue

 On the topic of my first impressions on Japan, this will not be a long post, mostly due to the fact that i'm just too tired and my head feels heavy regardless of the fact that there's no alcohool involved. Having only 3 hours of sleep will do that.
 So, here's a couple of things about Tokyo, and by extension Japan that I can think out of the top of my head:
 - Massive contrast with China. People respect the crosswalk, traffic lights, smoking bans, and, on top of it all... I never once saw a japanese person spitting on the street.
 - On the other hand, they are just a bit too restrained. Me and the other tugas would go to a subway full of people, and would find ourselves the only ones having a conversation. Everyone else would either be playing with their psp, listening to their mp3, or... staring at the floor. Just staring at the floor. Well, at least they wouldn't do like thew chinese and try desperetaly to get a seat in the subway as if their lives depended on it. Although that's always fun.
 - Their extreme politeness may be a cliche, but not an inaccurate one. Nobody ever said so many kind words after I bought something, despite the fact I didn't understand half of them.
  - They are a bit too obsessed with cuteness.
  - They are a bit too obsessed with sex.
  - They are a bit too obsessed with cute sex.

  - It's very expensive.

  - I am loving it.

 Nao percam o proximo episodio, porque nos tambem nao!!!


domingo, 6 de fevereiro de 2011

Hello, everybody! (Hi, doctor Nick)

 Hello, then.

 Ever since I came to China, or even before that, I had this idea in the back of my head about making a blog about my experiences abroad, and maybe even about some random thoughts that I ocasionally would come up with. Problem is, the times I did remember this idea, I was always either busy, or lazy. Mostly lazy. So one year and a half have gone by, and outside of some very scarce photos on facebook, nothing came out of it.
 But then one day, after a I sent her a happy holidays message, my wonderful friend Carolina replied me saying that she would never forgive me if I dind't post anything on-line about my experiences outside of Tugaland, like some other of our friends did, and she will do now that she's going to Denmark for a semester.
 As such, I started thinking about it again. So two months latter, here I am. I am doing this blog on english because it's a language acessible for most people I know, but feel free to reply in any language I'm familiar with. Or not. Actually, learning a new language might be fun.
   Standart internet etiquette here. You may disagree with others, and ocasionaly use swear words, but to much assholery(is that a word?) will get your comments deleted.
 Grammar nazis are welcome (yes, mr. Madsen, I'm looking at you). I haven't wrote long texts using the roman alphabet for a while now, so I'm a bit rusty...
Okay that's pretty much all that I can remember for now. My next posts will probably be about my upcoming trip to Japan, so stay tuned!