So in the past two weeks, I’ve been tasting the local beers!   The first place I went to was a local Brewery known as Aqula, and the second place that I went to was the Local Beer Festival.  I’m not really an alcoholic person, but being in Akita, a place known for its rice and beer, I had to figure out what the hype was all about.

 
 
I finally got a Yukata!  After all these years of wanting one, I finally got one!  Although it was quite expensive, I spent my first day in my Yukata walking around a museum, strolling in a park, and running around with super active children!

 
 
A weekend filled with bowling, karaoke, the beach, and malasadas!  We showed off our bowling skills at Round One, ate Marshmallows on the beach, sang Japanese songs in a castle, and ate malasadas at a shop in Akita city.

 
 
This semester, we had another beach clean-up!  This time I came prepared!  I brought my own marshmallows in anticipation for the campfire and luckily for me, I got the opportunity to go to an onsen and a delicious mountain restaurant soon after!

 
 
These past few weeks have been a blast!  Every day I’m doing something new, exploring new places that I have never been before.  With the new friends I’ve made, I’ve become even busier as I’m spending more and more time with each and every one of them.  A Hanami here, a restaurant visit there, and a lot of funny picture-taking everywhere!