Arriving in Japan

* the time I've mentioned below is local time. For example, while I'm at Malaysia, the time is based on Malaysia time, while at Japan, it based on Japan time which 1 hour earlier than Malaysia.

Hey guys, long time no see. From this moment, this will be my new blog. I'll try to transfer posts from my old blog later.

As some of you know, I now at Yokohama, Japan. I will be here for 45 days excluding today and my departure date for short courses in IT.

I departed from Penang at around 8:20 p.m and arrived at KLIA 55 minutes later. Walked to exchange counter to check-in for flight to Narita International Airport, Japan. Surprise, surprise, I've got an invitation to go Japan Airlines Lounge while waiting for my next flight which departed at 11:05 p.m. I've never boarded any other airlines beside Malaysia Airlines and never a big aircraft. The experience is so different and besides, I've got to used the in-flight entertainment provided by JAL.

Landed on Narita at 6:28 a.m and the registration is faster than I expected. Maybe because JAL staff are efficient enough to give necessary form to us so we can fill it during the flight. In-flight meal is okay but I'm not Japanese. So, I can't tell you about it. For me, breakfast at 5:00 a.m in-flight time is not an experience I want to repeat.

The first thing I noticed when arriving at Japan is the weather. Much colder than us. In fact, I wore 2 pieces of clothing. The long sleeves T-shirt and a sweater and still its cold. Believe it or not, I breathe out smoke. Currently, I'm not switch on the aircond. I open the door. The cold air outside is coming inside my room. With weather like this, I think I will never take bath more than once a day. Ahaks.

After immigration and custom checked at Narita, I went to arrival hall to meet with the representative send by the sponsor. She waiting for us (from Malaysia) and other participants to arrive. During the waiting time, I used the time to explore the airport (and also buying telephone card, RJ-45 cable and the power plug converter). Overall, during my first time in Japan, I managed to spend almost 5000 Yen to buy all that stuff (including prepaid card to call my love one later).

Overall, I think I'm lucky to be here but I miss my wife. The weather is colder, the language is different but I think I will survive. Only 46 days to go before my departure date from Japan. If I can blog about this course, I give you an update almost everyday. Not promise.

1 comment:

fazot said...

takecare ruzaimi-kun