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Our Travels: Mbithe In Japan | Part One

How does one summarise the most amazing two weeks of their life, into a couple of entries in a blog? Where does one even begin? How about the fateful interview at the Japanese embassy that decided whether or not I’d even go to Japan? No… we first have to talk about how I got to be interviewed in the first place. Winning the Speech Contest definitely played a part. But I’d never have even participated if I hadn’t seen the flyer announcing it on my desk back in December as I did the Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) N5. But I wouldn’t have even done the test if anime and JPop hadn’t sparked an interest in me to learn Japanese in the first place…

Mbithe’s ideal life would consist of an infinite loop of travelling to beautiful, idyllic locations with breathtaking views, amazing food, and nothing on her to-do list but relaxation and rejuvenation. Mbithe’s actual life involves a lot of proposals, research papers, and code, with just enough travel to make up for the rest of it.

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