Ok finally one Japan post what turf. And i am also very excited to try out the vintage effect Wendy taught me last night lol.
Ok this photo is irrelevant.
I want to blog about my host family!
They love cats!
So much to the point where my obsession with pink pale in comparison. Pale until become white wtf.
Gifts from people who went homestay with them before, from all over the world. It makes buying present for my host family super easy. Just anything to do with cats.
My host mom has a blog, and you know what is the blog title? “Saya Suka Kucing“!!!!
In Hippo Family they are learning to speak a lot of foreign laguages, and my Okasan can speak quite good Malay!
They have two cats.
Margaret (left) and Mugi (right).
Ma-chan is 10 years old and Mugi-chan is turning 20 years old wtf. She’s like the oldest cat i have ever known. But she looks very beautiful still! From her appearance you will think that she is only 5!
To be completely honest, i really hated cats before i went for the homestay. I love dogs so much i didn’t think i had any amount of tolerance, let alone affection spared for cats.
And i was really like FML when i knew that they are keeping two felines in the house.
I guess exceptions are what human can make.
Ai Wu Ji Wu, they say (love the house and love the crow, literally. I dunno why crow. Don’t ask).
Until today, i still don’t think i even love cats 1% like how i do dogs. But, during the two weeks’ stay in my host family’s house, i have become a little emotionally attached to the cats, in a very very strange way.
Cats are unlike dogs. They don’t listen to you, and they don’t manja you. They will come and brush against you, but i feel that it is because they are simply itchy (literally and maybe metaphorically. Itchy pussy wtf) and treat you like a Anti-Itch-O-Matic. I don’t feel that they are affectionate towards human. And that makes me very tulan.
Ma-chan, the American short fur, is very obedient. But obedient in a very lansi way.
She can let you do anything to her.
Make her a Christmas present even.
I played with her quite often, but she is so hard to please i just gave up sometimes. I was like, wtf i am a human why should i do so much to please a cat FML?
But she is adorable nonetheless. Unlike Mugi.
This is my only picture with Mugi during the 10 days.
Because she is the most grumpy cat ever. She is so old she hardly moves anymore. She just likes to sleep next to the heater all the time.
But i feel for her more.
I actually missed her when i came back. She doesn’t layan me, like, AT ALL. But my parents love her to death. And because she is so old, she has problem eating. She is on medication because her kidneys are really weak. Every other day, my Otosan will bring her into the bathroom and give her an injection. And that really breaks my heart.
So even though she’s really lansi with me i will still go sayang her everyday. I really wish that she would stay healthy and pain-free till the last day.
We have breakfast every morning at the table together. And the cats are allowed to just jump on it and sniff the food. And my Otosan will feed them whatever rocks their boat on that day.
For dinner, we eat out most of the day, but my Okasan cooks once in awhile.
Otousan ordered a box of live scallop to celebrate my arrival!
CAN I HAS SCALLOP. NAO.
They taught me how to pry the live scallop open.
Haha opened one after kena kiap’ed many times what turf T___T.
The “skirt” of the scallop.
The rest of it, we made scallop sashimi for dinner.
Okasan knows i like mentaiko so she specially prepared it for me. T___T
This is dinner!
So, to pay back their goodwill and kindness, i decided to cook something for them too.
And after careful deliberation, i decided that the only poison-free, mess-proof, and possibly edible dish i can make is…
Erm. Chinese Herbal Chicken soup.
Well. I picked up one pack of herbs from the nearest Yok Choi Pou. Then bought a chicken in japan (do you know that, to my utter horror, they don’t sell whole chicken/chicken carcass/chicken bones in the local supermarket? The closest thing i could ever get to cooking chicken soup is, chicken wing FML.So we delayed the soup cooking until we had a chance to go to a wet market to buy a whole chicken), brought a BIG POT, poured water, poured all the Yok Choi inside, turned on gas.
Bou for 4 hours.
I’m such a good daughter. Ish.
My Okasan loves to read.
This is my room and those are all her books O.o.
This is what i did on a typical night. Talked to you all, tweeted, replied comments, blogged.
Occasionally we meet up with other families from Hippo Club.
This is Berry-chan. She is learning how to speak Korean now!
She was my favorite. Soooo adorable.
I just wanted to say i had a very very enjoyable time with my host family and i want to go back and visit them again!
By the way, if you are interested to join the homestay, Titanplanet still has a few slots for you to apply!
This coming April to Nagoya. Just in time to see beautiful sakura.
Go to Titanplanet and apply NAO.
Application closes 8th Febuary so make sure you don’t let this opportunity go by again. I know some of you didn’t manage to go for the Hokkaido one.
If you have any enquiries regarding homestay, you can mail Wilson at firstname.lastname@example.org
sakura~~sakura~~ yeah! 😈
if no sakura we all scold u.
cardigan #32 is very nice!!! 😈 Margeret and Mugi damn damn cuteee!!! Breaks my heart to to read that your oto-san had to inject her. T__T
i super love cats!! it started when i was in f2 a cat come layan me then i layan it back then i fell in love. ♥♥♥ eh my cat hor, very manja me one leh. he wont eat until i come home, wont play with anyone else except me. breaks my heart every morning when i go to work, he sits at the door quietly but when i close the door he meows like he’s crying (or maybe he’s just happy to see me leave la, i dunno)! T__T
then every morning he sits on my stomach and wakes me up by licking my face! ♥ but to think of it hor, that fucker probably licked his balls before he licked my face FML
ya i want to cry everytime i see her struggle to eat T____T
why ur cat so cute one. what is his name?
EHH she struggle to eat too??!! T___T sobs! i dun wanna see my cat lidat when he is old!!!
his name is Shiro! named him that coz he had white fur when he was a kitten… then i dunno what happened to him he had this soft brown stripes and spots now. looks more like leopard. =.=
Okay, budget question. So it cost about 5000 RM to take part in the homestay, how much do you need say you really like shopping and buying random things.
So I know if I should even bother.
RM1500-2k is enough. I spent less than RM800 in Hokkaido. But that’s because i saved all the shopping until i got to Tokyo.
But are you back to Msia in March?
No funding yet for Nagoya T_T You look plump in that sweater lol.
i dowan talk to you liao. u said the wrong thing hmmph.
OMG 😯 the last time my school sent me to Japan was with Hippo as well!!! ^^ i still keep in contact with okasan even after 6 yrs^^
she would tell me every night when I was there “Selamat malaNG” until the final night only i told her is was suppose to b malaM n what malang meant >_<"
hmm…mayb i should go again…
P/S: i <3 cats & dogs but cats more ^^ *dun tell Sky*
aww so nice one why
Why!!!! i go tell sky. sky confirm emo u
he won’t emo coz he lubs me so much!!!^^
lols…brought him out again yesterday!! got some nice pics of him with green green grass~
nice contrast coz he used to blend into the tiles whenever i took indoor shots >_<"
P/S: Koyuki's poo might get soft if u feed him too much. so cut down till it's nice n solid^^ huskies don't eat much tho mine will makan anything. think eating disorder kut?
i dun like cats either. but #12, ma-chan is cute. adorable with the ribbons.
and and, the vintage effects is cool. <3
yay glad you like them!
You have a really wonderful family
ya but i cant see them nao T_T
looks like you had a fun time..with super nice homestay parents 🙂
n omg i love those cats! esp the white/black-ish one.. looks like white tiger!
anywayy not all cats r “cool” =P .. depends on the cat. my cat loves to climb on me all the time n play ball with me =D
is it!!!! i have never met any cats like that!!! all cats hate me fml
Did tht wilson go crazy at your host mom’s home ah?
where got crazy la… i very steady 1 la~~~ 👿
like i believe itttttttttttttttttttttt
o.o where r u hiding o.o
muwahahah thts a good one rin!
Nice pictures. I think the homestay also accept married couples right?
better check with wilson!!
Ringo, I superlove cats! OMG!
lol good lo!!!
eeeeeee~ u didn’t trim off the chicken butt very oily neh~~! :dunno:
have to one meh!!!!!!!
these edited photos way darker …….i still prefer n love those ps-ed photos in older entries..
haha dont worry not everything will be in vintage!
an awesome post… 😉 😈 the cats looks soo adorable!:) and your host family seem like adorable interesting people to be with too! 😛
oo…do teach next time in your future entries how to do that vintage style ps please!:D
haha okay 🙂
cats are cute too! i’m a cat and dog person ..
last week there was a growing kitten who found its way to my front door, meowing for attention and everytime we walk out, it would come and try to rub itself against our leg and lick our toes! looks like stray cat but so friendly!
although it doesn’t come in the house (even though it had the opportunity to), it breaks my heart when i hear her meowing outside seeking for attention .. she just want a human and i am not allowed to keep her T.T
quite lansi cat also. unlike other strays that i fed crackers and rice to, this one tak mao makan or play with the paper ball i made
oh dunno true or not but i read that if a cat rubs itself against you, they’re marking you as their territory/property. lol
waaa why so nice one! so u keeping it now?
no .. i went off for a few days and come back .. MIA liao .. quite sad it was following me the whole morning i was packing
Eeee hehe I love cats! 😛
What’s Hippo Family?
its a cultural club where they learn the languages and cultures of lik 16 different countries! lik malaysia, korea, french, china , turky, usa, etc! they even learnt rasah sayang^^
their mascot is a hippo called kaba, thus hippo family club and my host mom told me las time kaba is baka but very kawaii^^
Thanks for explanation!
I think you might like this. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qXo3NFqkaRM&feature=player_embedded
haha i watch that every now and then!
awww lovely post, i think those vintage effects really brought out how cozy and warm your host parent’s house is
i love cats when they purrrrrrrrrr 🙂 like so satisfying like tht
oooh i never tot of that!!! 😀
Your Otousan and Okasan looks very gentle and nice. Must be a heart warming family. :blush:
The yok coi you bought at Malaysia one? What’s their comment on Yok Coi Gai Tong?? XD
P.S: Wanna go homestay sooooo muchieee I should start saving money for it NOW!!! 😥
ya! they say very filling and keeps them warm in winter. they loved it!!! (or they too nice to tell me otherwise lol)
ya i oredi give u so many months to save money when i blogged about Hokkaido homestay lol
say how much wud it be tat i need to prepare for the homestay?
i replied oredi! in earlier comment
u replyed abt shopping 4 girls budget? =~(
i meant d homestay cost?
n u complained in twitter abt ppl like me who dun read clearly?but i do..i even re-read nao just 2 make sure?
haha not you la. not reading comment is not as bad as not reading content. i did blog about price in my last homestay entry, but anyway it is around RM5500
I addy starts to save money for the homestay..hope to join Tokyo one during year end, sure will be more expensive.. 😀
I love both cat & dog, I like cat’s lansi-ness & their “attitude” while I like dog’s loyalty & friendliness….Btw, I do enjoy your post & the vintage effect 😈
yay u say one ah!
wah..cute cats.. VERY cute cats..
but it is true…
cats are these indipendent beings that refuse to follow people unless they choose too..
yea. i dunch likes
Cat is my all time favourite! they are so cute!! 😉
do u have any?
they are 🙂
I also did a stay with a host family in japan and they too were in Hippo Club! I guess it is a popular thing over there.
I just found your blog- I’ll have to check it out more often.
how nice! where did you stay?
and welcome! 🙂
waooo I like the vintage feel of the pictures! Mind sharing the secrets of post processing? :cheh:
live scallop?!?! 😯
😉 so happppppppppppppppiiiiiii to read ur blog!!正!
Aww, your homestay hosts are such nice people! Live scallops!!! I don’t think I’ve ever had the chance to open them myself… And their cats are so freaking cute! Especially love the tabby one! The black & white one (: It reminds me of my friend’s bluish-white British Shorthhair.
My cat eats everything and anything. She loves to sniff people’s food and every time we’re eating she would stand on her hind legs like a dog and try to use her paw to get food from our plates (if we’re sitting on the floor) or from the table (low coffee table)! Once my friend was eating chicken (cats love chicken more than fish, contrary to popular belief) and she almost kope a piece of eat when he wasn’t looking! She’s like a dog in cat’s clothing, really. She’s manja during feeding time. Will rub against you and mew non-stop! In the morning if I wake up late, she will mew damn loudly to wake me up to feed her. Very noisy but endearing at the same time (: And when I come home, I will always see her at the corridor, as if waiting for me 🙂 And she only sleeps at the foot of my bed hehe 😀 I heart her.
Went to Japan once for nine days, and it is simply not enough. I LOVE THAT PLACE SO MUCH. Though everything’s so expensive! Transport and lodging! But the food is fab, people is fab, scenery is fab and so many other things. I love their culture. And the celebrities 😀 😀 😀