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Tina Nguyen

University of California - Irvine
Tokyo - Language & Culture

Hi everyone! I’m Tina and I’m from California, majoring in computer science at the University of California, Irvine. I’ve never travelled to a different country before so I hope to see where the journey takes me and hope you guys can experience it through my writings! I love learning about new cultures, trying out new foods, and traveling. I’m, more or less, ready to get and feel lost!

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June 1, 2017

Conbinis, short for convenience stores, are extremely popular in Japan. There are locations everywhere you could possibly imagine, even in the suburban areas. Before coming to Japan, I never really visited the convenience stores in California unless it was to pay for gas.

May 31, 2017

Golden week usually occurs from the end of April to the beginning of May. It is a cluster of Japanese holidays so most Japanese workers and students get the week off. It is pretty much comparable to spring break in the United States.

April 30, 2017

It's been a month since I've settled in and adjusted to daily life in Japan. I grew somewhat accustomed to using the trains, although still getting lost here and there.

April 28, 2017

The first night in Japan was honestly exciting and also a bit hard for me. I didn't think I would start to feel this way until much later.

April 28, 2017

The day has finally come! After two days of sleepless nights studying for finals, I have finally arrived at Narita Airport! The program was nice enough to have my epal pick me up even though I came a few days late.

March 17, 2017

IT’S HAPPENING. I’M LEAVING SOON. SILENTLY SCREAMING IN MY HEAD AS MY ROOMMATE IS SLEEPING.