The guys who came here last year complained about the dirty shower rooms so they had to go to spa every night. But luckily for us, they just opened two new buildings so everything was clean and new. This was so much better than staying in those youth houses that my scholarship organization had arranged... The only complain that I had was the shower room's location, which was at the cafeteria building and not in our dorm building (duh?). The guys had 5 shower cubicles but girls only had 2 (duh duh???). My sensei joked that maybe Waseda has a lot of guys...that shower for a long time...
Our Japanese friends were busy helping out to set up the BBQ fire, while us, the foreigners, were busy taking photos and posing like One Piece characters:
We were lucky that the skies cleared up at night and we could see the stars and almost the milky way! I had never seen so many stars before and saw the big dipper for the first time. It was exactly like what appeared on the textbook. We even saw a shooting star within the first 5 mins! (Too bad for those that came later and missed it) The guys lied down on the grass to gaze at the remarkable sight but we girls are just too concerned about the mud and dirt to follow.
xxx DAY TWO xxx
We were quite tired after our trip and went for a one-hour onsen (hot spring) that was included in our study camp fee. Karuizawa is nice :)
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Karuizawa was great fun and wonderful place to escape from the intense heat back in Tokyo. Bye bye Karuizawa, see you again when I become rich... ...someday~