a little less than 2 weeks

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Hello, I’ve finally settled down in Japan. When I say ‘settled’, I meant paperwork (i.e. foreigner registration). We planned to complete it ASAP (i.e. the first working day after I reached Japan) so that it won’t bother us for at least 9-10 months later.

Upon touching down in Narita Airport, I managed to cut other tourists’ queue to the particular entry lane for the officer to issue me my residence card. It’s function is somehow like our Singapore I.C. Got face, name, gender, home address and information such as your visa status. Thank god for free wi-fi, I managed to check which train to take and to inform my husband (Y-chan) what time I’ll reach the meeting place. Took a 1 hour plus train ride from Narita Airport to Nippori (that’s like taking train from Pasir Ris to Joo Koon) where that’s the station I’m meeting Y-chan.

The scenery on the train ride was realllllyyyyyy amazing! Actually it begins from the moment the plane touched down because I saw many many sakura trees everywhere in full bloom! I was so 感動 because it’s my first time seeing sakura. Like PINK trees everywhere.. 😀 Too pretty!!

Went straight for dinner after meeting my husband. My request to have the most awesomely deliciously meaty つけめん (tsukemen) at one of the train station. Will do a recommendation on this shop!

Then we decided to go sakura viewing on the following day at 大宮公園 (Omiya park). So excited about it! 😀 😀 😀

On Monday, the very nice Y-chan took 1 day leave to accompany me to our city’s municipal office (市役所 shiyakusho) to complete the foreigner registration. I am thankful that my city’s municipal office is quite big unlike my husband’s previous’ one. I believed it’s because of the number of foreigners staying in this city, they handled my registration without asking much questions.

After the registration, we went for our sakura viewing part 2 for the year. Another amazing sight in my whole life. *woohoo*

Then after all these pretty and exciting days, my life went back to a normal housewife. Do household chores and cooking and….. watch TV. :p I will try to do more updates of anything I can think of.. 😀

starting again

I’ve decided to start writing again (in a new address) because I’ll be so ‘free’ after my move to Japan, being a housewife. Not tai-tai like everyone says! No money to enjoy afternoon tea or whatsoever. So I would like to use this space to do some updates of my life in a different country.

I’ll be resuming this ‘job’ from 30th March, which is the day I will touched down in Japan on my 1 year visa. Speaking of visa, getting a long-term visa to Japan is so troublesome. I almost wanted to ‘throw rubbish’ at the immigration office and puked blood while waiting for it to be approved. I need to have this document called ‘Certificate of Eligibility’ before I can go down to the embassy in Singapore to apply for my visa.

This document took 2 months and 1 week to reach me, which I thought was incredibly LONG considering that I’m applying for T-status. Worst of all, the document was dated 26th February but the post only reached my house in Japan on the 16th. HELLO IMMIGRATION OFFICE, WHY THE DELAY? (-___- |||) Okay lah, I know I shouldn’t complain that much. At least I managed to get it approved instead of a rejection letter. Keeping my fingers crossed when I’m at the local municipal office to register my existence.

AND. AND. AND!

I am so looking forward to my new life living together with KY. 😀