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There is always a moment in our lives when we stop to think, and we realize “hey, I am actually quite lucky, I have some amazing friends”, this realization has been hitting me more and more often over the last few weeks as I am also starting to realize that I won’t be able to see many of these great friends of mine for a year.

Its weird, because my group of friends, I don’t get to see them that often anyway, since we all live in different states around Australia, so all our outings and meetups are planned in advance, and may happen every few months, meaning that some people need to fly or drive for long hours.

Anyway, one of these events happened last week, with about 20+ of my friends coming to South Australia from Melbourne, Brisbane, Sydney and Perth.

I can honestly say, that it was just great seeing everyone before I leave, and I haven’t admitted it to now, but I actually cried as I was walking away from the airport after dropping the last leaving group at the airport.

I love everyone so much, and I am going to miss everyone even more.

Anyway, this isent just about me gushing on about my friends, believe it or not it actually does tie into a matter of my exchange.

And that being the luggage bag I brought.

First of all I will start of saying I LOVE MY LUGGAGE BAG, its been the luggage bag of my dreams ever since my first flight four or so odd years ago, it is nice and big, sturdy and strong, with a great storage layout and a ten year warranty, in the past whenever I have travelled my mother more or less forced me to buy a cheaper smaller luggage bag that usually ends up breaking after the first flight, so I have tons of old cheap luggage bags just lying around the house now, so its great to have one that is going to last.

Below are a few pictures of my bag as it was when I first brought it

My nice shiny new bag ❤

Inside my nice shiny new bag ❤ (and my cat)

Now going back to the topic of my friends, and the connection to my nice shiny new luggage bag, in what could be called a temporary lapse of judgment or insanity I decided it would be a good idea to give a few of my friends marker pens and let the scribble and write on my bag.

And hence, it ended up looking like this.

After my friends went mad with markers ❤

These are the memories I will keep

These are the words I'll Take with me

So I will never be alone

I'll treasure this and all that it represents

This was my way of always having my friends with me, and it makes my bag typically mine, some people may say it looks messy, but those thoughts and words belong to some of the people that are most important to me, it’s something that will be with me wherever I go.

Lori~

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I just sat my major Japanese exam for this year, I have been meaning to update this blog for a while, but I haven’t had time since I have been bogged down under study for said exam.

 But now that this exam is over, and I have handed in all of my assignments, I am now fully done with university for this semester; to think the next time I will be doing any kind of major study will be in Japan.

As for preparation for Japan several things have happened -I talked to my old host father in Tsuruga, and organized visiting there for a while during August

-Talked to a friend in Tokyo, and organized a few days in Tokyo

-Been talking to my friend Aki, and have organized a few things with him

-Decided (roughly) what classes I would like to take while at Kansai Gaidai

-Received an email from Kansai Gaidai stating that I had been accepted into the home stay program

I looked at a few luggage bags in Adelaide when I went into the city to do my exam today, I found one I really like, and really wanna buy, but my mum was hesitant for one reason or another, so I will hopefully be able to buy it in two weeks time.

But now that I am done with my exams I will be able to starting organizing all of the finer details. Also tomorrow or the next day I will upload the second instalment of “Memories Of The Past: Kaga”

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