I got a job 
Yes, I'm going to start teaching Finnish at language school.. They we're desperately needing Finnish teachers apparently!
The pay is quite good, and it doesn't take too much time either. Perfect for a student like me I guess.
Buut, I need to fill one application once more, this time something called "permission to do other things than earlier permitted", so once again some mysterious office awaits to be explored...

On the school field, nothing special so far. As expected, the lessons are quite hard to understand. we will see how I will fare in the few next weeks...

On Sunday, I went to see Himeji Castle, which is UNESCO World Heritage site (Thanks Sakke! (old:(maailmanperintökohde vai mikä se on))). It was really amazing place, I will sent in some pictures as soon as I get them from my friend.

That's all tonight, laters!

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Day after arrival 
After the long flight (about 18 hours if I remember right) I arrived to Japan 1.4.2011 about 8 am. From there I took train to Osaka, where I changed to train to Kobe.

The weather was sunny and the scenery I saw from train was nice. One thing that I found interesting was the small farming fields inbetween the houses and the little tractors used to plow them. That was well before Osaka though.

At the Osaka Station I was little bit lost (the place is a maze) but found my way to the Umeda Station and the part from which Hanshin trains took off.

After I got the dormitory, I had to wait a bit since it was lunch break. Then I had to pay for the rent and got the keys and such and someone to show me the right room. There is 4 rooms, common room with kitchen and bathroom in one unit. Everyone has their own WC though.
My roommates are 4th, 3rd and 1st year students, and they're all real nice people, helping and explaining things, like the trash system, filling in papers and such, to me.

I have to go and formally register to the school as soon as possible. Also I think I will be getting mobile phone and bank account during next week, hopefully.

Meanwhile I've been checking where to go to vote as the election is soon in Finland, and I thought I'd vote this time. I think I can do it somewhere in Osaka.

Today I will probably go shopping some things I need or forgot, like towel, LAN cable and so on.

It will probably take some time until I get some pictures here, sorry for that!

PS. It's surprisingly cold inside, I guess Japanese insulation isn't as good as Finnish ones. There is combined airconditioner/airheatpump at each room and common room though, so it helps.

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