Right now I am in Kyoto for a year, studying Japanese. It is great fun! Oh, going back to America is going to be strange. I won't miss the lack of ovens, though. I will miss the shopping. Shopping in Japan is much more fun than shopping in America. Plus Kyoto is the most beautiful city in which I've spent great amounts of time (cities in France don't count).
In addition to my other money-costing hobbies I've been suckered into lolita fashion, too. Thank you, Alice and the Pirates and your Elisabeth print. I really, really needed that. Just like I need at least one more outfit before I return to the States and suddenly have to pay international shipping again.
I'm going to miss being able to go to Takarazuka when I go home. I think I'll have to come back to Japan after I graduate.