LostintheLab, on Feb 14 2009, 01:15 AM, said:
Seriously- are you sure you're not one of "them", how many outside of Japan know about national universities?
I'm not sure our sakura is as impressive as other parts of Japan- Himeji castle, I think our campus is very pretty (we have lots of sakura) and in the mountains you get sudden pink flashes from the wild mountain zakura (deeper pink) which is very pretty too. As to whether it lasts any longer I dunno- about a week of full blossoms probably.
I"m sure you have plenty of other bears in Canada- I nearly met one near Lake Louise once! (kowaii ne.... the massacre continues)
And seriously, I'm not one of "them" (how many times do I have to tell you BB
), otherwise my romaji would be much better
, besides, it's easy enough to know most of these japan info- thru the web or by talking with japanese postdocs or those who did their grad studies in Japan. I heard that there's usually only one publicly-funded university for each of the prefecture and I'm pretty sure most ryugakusei (foreign students) will be placed there.
I've been to some hanami (cherry blossom viewing) in Osaka and Kyoto and they're really spectacular, I esp like the weeping type and those with the dark pink blossoms. Makes one appreciate what the cherry blossoms represent- impermanence of life, transient beauty etc., lots of barbecue smoke and very loud music making the flowers dizzy
…the eternal struggle between man and nature….
Btw, you had close encounters with what- a grizzly, a black, Yogi? (kowakunaii but kawaii deshoo ne…release the wrecking ball Lost-san
Edited by casandra, 14 February 2009 - 02:51 PM.