Ma vie à Paris.


Route à sciences Po.


Mes amies japonaises dans la rue de Paris.


Les femmes dans le train. De Place D´Italie à St Germain des Près.


La classe commence à dix heures jusqu´à six heures tous les jours.


Ma compagne Misa.


And why should there not be a European group which could give a sense of enlarged patriotism and common citizenship to the distracted peoples of this turbulent and mighty continent? And why should it not take its rightful place with other great grouplings and help to shape the onward destinies of men? In order that this should be accomplished there must be an act of faith in which millions of families speaking many languages must consciously take part.

Therefore i say to you :

Let Europe arise!

—the tragedy of europe

Sir Winston Churchill Zurich Speech 19th sept 1946

je suis prête.

Leaving for Paris tomorrow.

My month long exchange programme at Sciences Politique Paris, one of Europe’s most distinguished universities.

European Studies 2008: The history of Europe..contemporary history and institutions of Europe..the European identities..Europe and environmental issues..economic performances of European economies…European welfare states and the dynamics of generations..democracy at the European level..National political parties in Europe..Europe and its external relations..migration and identities…


5 of us from Waseda Uni, 18 from Keio Uni, 2 from Hokkaido Uni and 4 from Sophia Uni.

Salamanca last august was smashin’, and now,

i CAN’T WAIT for Paris.


The lovely jardin de sci po.. where i will be eating my lunch and catching up on my french.

“For more than a hundred years, Sci Po has been training the best young minds of France and Europe for leadership service”.

I may not be smart, but do not doubt that i am ready to learn.

Ready to fail, ready to pick myself up from the slump.

Ready to prove to those who think that this is a joke, an act, a hypocrcisy.

Ready to be misunderstood.

Ready to fight against bureaucratic tyranny, and ready to lose.

I am ready.

Pour ne pas vivre seul.


Woke up and it is snowing again.



View from my balcony.

Rooftops covered in white.


Eunice and Xiaowei. So lovely. They woke up at 7am and screamed —SNOW!!!!!

and they built a whole family of 雪だるま。。かわいい!!!!But they looked more like TOTORO hahahhahaha !!!!

I can’t think of a better way to study for tomorrow’s french paper..although nothing to eat in my apartment except coffee, cookies and tons of books.

Et moi.

Well, who needs food when I have snow.

And a beautiful french song..which i’ve been singing along to..

“Pour ne pas vivre seul
On vit avec un chien
On vit avec des roses
Ou avec une croix
Pour ne pas vivre seul
On ‘sfait du cinéma
On aime un souvenir
Une ombre, n’importe quoi
Pour ne pas vivre seul
On vit pour le printemps
Et quand le printemps meurt,
Pour le prochain printemps
Pour ne pas vivre seul
Je t’aime et je t’attends pour avoir l’illusion
De ne pas vivre seule, de ne pas vivre seule”

C’est gentil, non?

Vivre dans l’ enchantement.