字幕列表 影片播放 列印英文字幕 There it is. My everything! I can't believe that's all my stuff!! Bye-bye, dorm!! It's hot, it's hot!! Hey Guys! Before we get started, let me share a quick tip. If you're learning a language I wanted to let you know about a website called italki.com This is the resource I used to find a native speaker who's teaching me italian, But if you're looking for custom, 1x1 lessons in Japanese, English, or another language check the link below to see how you can get a free lesson. Hello, Everyone! It is 33 degree celsius! (91 F) Frickin hot... and ridiculously humid...OUT THERE!! So I'm kind of afraid to go outside I think I'm going to end up having at least 4 bags This is my last weekend here in the dorm So I'm trying to bring as much stuff over as I can today and if they're anything left I'll bring it next week But next week I don't really have time to move So I kind of need to get this all done now. Impossible!! But yeah, this is the dorm! You may have seen glimpses in other videos there's a sink, a bathroom, a desk, a refrigerator, and a bed. Oh, and an air conditioner, of course. Hey, baby! It's totally liveable it's just also very small! I am moving in this freaking weather I'm tryin to wait for the sun to go down but I can't wait because it's like I either go now when the sun is up and there aren't that many people on the train or I wait until the sun goes down and it'll be really crowded with rush hour So, I'm going to be really hot and sweaty no matter what. So I might as well go now when there's less people to witness THE MOVE!! TIME TO GO!!! [ MOVING DAY] [ HOWEVER! ] I couldn't even make it down the street my stuff was too heavy so we are taking a cab :) I made it~~~~ I just wanna like roll around~~ Ah~! I have SPaCe!~!!! [APARTMENT TOUR] I MADE IT!!!!! Hello, everyone! Welcome to my new apartment!!! It's pretty bare though! But I got the majority of my stuff here in 1 go I have to go back next week to like move out of the dorm and like close things up and that's when I'll pick up the last odds and ends and do a final clean up But for now, my main luggage is here. The other day I posted photos on Twitter and there was someone who commented "Can you explain how you got your apartment and the whole process and share your tips with us?" I thought that's a great idea so I wanted to briefly run through the whole thing and let you know how that went. So my case was not standard at all. Basically, I moved to Japan 3 months ago and before that I started sending emails to all my old host moms and families and friends and I let them know that I'm moving to Japan I'm starting Graduate School and I'm moving into a dorm but very soon after I will need to move out and find an apartment. One that's dog friendly and has space for everyone And one of my host moms, like an angel, reached out and basically said "I think I have a place for you" and she basically put me in touch with someone that she knows who rents apartments and was gracious enough to rent this huge space to me and on top of that, there was no ridiculous Key Money or 3 months up front or first and last months rent, like, I didn't have to pay 3x my rent just to move in here she basically understood that I'm in the middle of a huge change and was so gracious by letting me rent this apartment! Pretty much zero, hassle-free!!! Yayy~! And I'm SO greatful!! Usually, the way it works in Japan is that you need to have a guarantor so you need to have a Japanese person vouch for you or you need a private company that will do that for you to make sure that if you do leave Japan and like you bail and never pay your rent the landlord or landlady is guaranteed that they will be compensated still. In addition to that you usually have to pay Key Money, 1st months rent, etc. you can almost pay up to three months rent up front so, I was able to come here and able to come to this apartment which is dog friendly, huge and bright wonderful and set up and really cheap which is a huge help! I was able to get all of that simply because of one specific tip. I said this in a video before but I think one of the most helpful things that you can do whenever you come to Japan is to really take care of your relationships. So if you stay with a friend, or a host family or if someone does you a favor, whatever if you get along with them, even remotely as long as it's not a bad experience, keep up that relationship. For me, my host mom who set up this apartment for me and guaranteed the whole thing and got it set up I lived with her almost It was 2009... so... 2016 minus 2009... seven years ago! I lived with her seven years ago! and ever since then I sent her christmas cards, birthday cards, emails During Japan's Great Earthquake, in 2011 when that happened I called her immediately probably jammed up the phone line which wasn't good I called her immediately and was like how are you doing, are you ok?! I have a lot of host families here in Japan and I try to stay in touch with each one of them and the video I posted last week about going to Kyoto and carrying the shrine in the parade I had some comments asking, how did I get to do that its because I stayed in touch with that host mom and I lived with her SIX years ago! Like, these are OLD relationships that I try to keep up with, even to this day So my advice to you, is basically, if you meet someone and your experience is remotely good make sure every year, keep a record of their birthday or at least new years know their email and their physical address try to keep up with them at least once a year and keep the relationship going because if you keep up with people you almost ensure that they'll be there for you if you need them in the future and if you're really fortunate like I was you may even end up with a ridiculous situation that probably shouldn't have been given to you but thank you so much because I'm so happy!!!! My life just got so much easier. I can actually focus on my studies here. Here in my own space! So that is my advice to you. If you liked this video, please LIKE SHARE and SUBSCRIBE for more, please! See you guys next time~!!!