Yokohama, a convenient city
DO THANH THAO
Arrived in JapanApril, 2018
I came to Japan in April of 2018 and chose to live in the school dormitory (Nakamura Dorm). My objective is to find employment with a Japanese company. I was recommended this school by my teacher in Vietnam.
Yokohama is a quiet city but with all the conveniences you’d ever need. Everybody in the dorm has been very kind.
|7:00||wakeup & shower|
|have instant cup noodles for breakfast (people in Vietnam eat ramen or pho for breakfast)|
|8:15||head for school|
|8:55||arrive at school|
|9:10～12:30||study in my classes|
|13:00||buy foodstuff for lunch. a lot of readymade lunches are available too.|
|13:30||make lunch back at the dorm. today was chicken dish. yum!|
|14:30～15:00||take a break and surf the internet|
|16:00～20:00||work part-time job at a convenience store. this is a busy shift.|
|21:00||back to the dorm. have dinner. today was a bento.|
My goal is to get a master’s degree!
Arrived in JapanOctober, 2017
I started studying Japanese as a hobby but now I am hoping to study management in a graduate program in Japan. The reason I chose this school is because it’s the closest to the MM21 district. I have visited Japan as a tourist before and immediately fell in love with the beauty of this area.
The climate in Yokohama is moderate with plenty of fresh air; it’s a comfortable city. When there are no classes, I enjoy hanging out around the MM21 district and China Town with my friends.
My dorm is really conveniently located. It’s a 3 minutes walk from the nearest train station and has in its close vicinity convenience stores, restaurants, a greengrocer, and a post office (right next door!).
|8:00||wakeup & have breakfast|
|8:50||walk to school|
|9:10～12：30||study Japanese at school|
|12:30～13:00||eat with friends|
|13:30～17:00||study materials on business management in the study room of the Yokohama City Central Library|
|17:30～20:00||get back to the dorm, prepare dinner, and eat while watching TV.|
|20:00～23:00||play games or listen to music or read. the most relaxing time of a day.|
|23:00～0:00||shower and go to bed|
I stopped working part-time jobs after application/exam season began. I used to work 14:00-18:00 in a restaurant.
I love the harbor and I love China town!
Arrived in JapanApril, 2018
My goal is to get into a graduate program so I chose this school when the agency told me this school has a graduate school preparation class.
I did not know anything about Yokohama until I arrived here but it took me no time to fall in love with this city. The environment is especially excellent. You can almost see the harbor from Sakuragicho Station and I just love the vibe the place gives. I grew up in a town far from the ocean so I am very happy to be this close to the waterfront. Yokohama has a China Town and I enjoy eating steamed buns and other good foods as I walk around that area. Everyone at the dorm is kind and we all help each other out on a daily basis. Since many of us come from different countries, we all try our best to communicate in Japanese; it’s a great way to practice our Japanese.
|9:00||get out of bed (after the morning class students leave)|
|get dressed and eat breakfast (usually just some bread & vegetable juice bought at convenience stores)|
|10:00||study (prep for class)|
|11:30||make & eat lunch|
|12:00||power nap (people in China take naps after lunch. recharge myself before classes.)|
|12:50||head for school (school is only one minute walk away but I like to get there early and be well prepared.)|
|13:10||classes begin (my teachers are all kind and enthusiastic. Mrs. Kojima is especially jolly and her classes are always fun.)|
|buy foodstuff (also buy bread and vegetable juice for next morning at 100yen-Lawson)|
|18:00||dinner (make ramen or curry or whatever we like, together with others in the dorm)|
|19:00||study (do homework and review classwork, ask each other for help)|
|21:00||take a bath|
|call my parents (about 10 minutes everyday)|
|get ready for bed|