Heyya. My name is Sammie and this is going to be my blog.
Now let me tell you a little about myself and this blog.
Usually when I am online, I go by my alias Kami-Kenji. I’ve a list of sites that I am active on in order of most active to least:
5) Ameba (Japanese)
6) Livejournal (Hiatus)
I’m also in the process of working on my own website with a friend where I will be posting English translations of a Japanese music company that I love called UNDERCODE PRODUCTIONS.
All of these sites I go by Kami-Kenji because for one reason or another I don’t talk about everything personal. For instance; my Deviantart is mostly about my art while having a few snippets about my life in the Journal entries that they allow.
I don’t however talk about all the work that I go through everyday to make my dreams come true.
Which is where this blog is going to be used.
I’m currently putting together the pieces of my dream; which is to be able to teach English in Japan and live there indefinitely.
October 1st through the 8th of 2010 I visited Japan after confronting my parents about my current situation in school. I had been going to community college because I wasn’t too sure about how I was going to go about my major in life; at the time Arizona State University (ASU) seemed like the best bet because they had the best Asian Studies Program in Arizona. Unfourtunatly I was turned down by them because, “We don’t need any Asian Studies Majors right now unless they’re focusing on Chinese or Korean.”
When I had read through the email that had stated that I began to worry. I talked to my parents after being invited to go to a couple Japanese schools, but was really discouraged. I never thought that in my life my parents would work with me for this dream. They had always thought that my love for Japan wouldn’t last once I started classes. A year later and while taking my 3rd formal Japanese class I was able to go to Japan and look at Universities there.
The one that I felt would be the best for me after searching a few was a school called 関西外国語大学 [Kansai Gaikokugo Daigaku] or in English: Kansai Foreign Language University. It’s located in Hirakata Shi in Osaka Japan. Right now I am working to get my GPA up so that I can attend this school as soon as possible.
But for the time being, I’m still living in the state of Arizona. I’ve got to finish this semester and after that I will be taking summer courses. Hopefully from there I can attend 関西外大[Kansai Gaidai] <–(A shorter way of saying the schools name) after finishing my summer courses.
The theme of this blog is going to be how I am working, and what I am doing to get ready for this and to give out as much advice as I can to those who share my dream of going to Japan. Once I get there I shall continue from there as a “Foreigner Living in Japan” instead of, “An American Girl’s Adventures to Get to Japan.”
Haha. Sorry for the long post.