Last day at home

Got myself an evil cold a few days ago, so it won’t be a long post. It will be fun travelling like this, but what can I do >< So this is my last day at home, and tomorrow we will leave early in the morning for the capital and the airport. Everything is packed already, now I just have to sleep really early for tomorrow. I still feels quite unreal, though currently it’s hard for me to feel anything due to my stuffy nose, hurting throat and lungs. I will try to come how for Christmas, but we will see if I can manage. Otherwise here are some pictures – I have been testing the camera I will bring with me~

Snowing

One memento of the terrible weather of the past weeks

Snow

Our garden was really pretty with all the snow

Icicles

Those were some really long icicles


And some sweets~

Fruit Basket

One of my fave pastries currently: Fruits Basket. I will miss this, even my birthday cake was like this in January.

Frog Mignon

Confectionery from my childhood: the Frog Mignon. This is particular in the region where I come from and quite unknown in other parts of Hungary. Cute isn’t is?


That’s all for now, the next post will be from Japan ^^/

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Happenings and moving

Long time no see~ I was busy moving, but finally I can write about all the happenings of the past few weeks. As I have already mentioned, I quit my job on the 25th February, but lost the whole week due to the flu. Still, there was one happening I needed to attend at all cost: the orientation at the Embassy on the 28th. That day I brought my application for the visa as well, and after that there was an orientation held by a diplomat and a Monbusho alumni, who came back from Japan last Fall. We heard many interesting details, some of them was already mentioned to me by friends, but there were some new things as well.  This was also the first time we could meet the other students who received the scholarship this year. There were six for the researcher scholarship myself included (plus there is one who will leave in Fall, so we’re seven altogether), and two for the regular university scholarship, and of course everybody will attend different universities in different cities. Some of us have studied in Japan before, and had some valuable advices as well. After the orientation we were all invited to the residence of the Ambassador to have a tea or coffee (there were some interesting sweets as well) and a nice chat with the diplomats. First we had to introduce ourselves, and of course everybody was pretty tense and nervous. After that the Ambassador and the diplomats came to us to chat about our fields of research, the cities we will be living in and such. They were all very nice, but of course, such events are not easy to handle. Since I’m still not confident enough to speak Japanese I was talking in English, but sometimes they were talking to me in Japanese, so it was fun – or it would have been if I was feeling myself better that time. Due to my sickness I was really done in by this event, so I spent the rest of the week in bed.

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