las vegas

Monday, February 23, 2015

Last month, when one of my best friends Nick came to California he visited me on my campus and we took a little road trip on a lovely weekend to Palm Springs in California and Las Vegas in Nevada.

It was my first time leaving California (in the States), so Nevada was the second other state that I have ever been to. We drove through the scenic desert from Palm Springs to Nevada, listened to music and chatted and fought endlessly on the way, like brothers always seem to do. We got pulled over by the cops for speeding, got stuck in the desert for about an hour, before we finally arrived in Las Vegas after the sun had set.

Photos of me were taken by the camera-shy Nick.

When our vehicle got stuck in the desert and we feared for our lives.


Monday, February 16, 2015

Photo taken by Dane Niemczura, edited by me

I visited Seoul and Cheon'an, South Korea last month with a group of my schoolmates for a school trip to learn about contesting memories between Japan and South Korea as well as to study the issue of the Japanese military's sexual enslavement during the Pacific War.

We did a lot of work throughout the trip and we had a short time spent in Tokyo, but we had some free time in Seoul and these are the photos I took throughout the trip. I'm really thankful to have been given the wonderful opportunity to travel to these East Asian countries so study important international issues; and I'm also thankful for making really great friends with my classmates throughout this trip.

Photo taken by Natsuko Umezaki, edited by me

Photo taken by Dane Niemczura, edited by me