Why a blog?
I started “Suki, deshou?” as a travel blog about my experience while studying in Japan. However, while I was there I could not blog about my adventures as they were happening so I decided I’d build this blog after my trip as both a memoir and a place to gush about my love of foreign cultures and languages.
I studied abroad with 9 other students from my university for 5 weeks in Kanazawa-shi, Ishikawa-ken. I was the team leader (or “dancho” 団長) and took care of all official business while abroad. Of course, I couldn’t have done it without the support of my team, and I am honoured to count them as my close friends.
Meet The “Kanazawa Dream Team”, my best friends and partners in crime:
What’s in a name?
As some might know, “suki deshou?” in Japanese is written as 好きでしょう？loosely meaning “you like this, right?”. This reflects on my own feelings about travelling and Japan in particular. There are so many things that make life special and I think these two words encompass so much of that feeling.
Being a language enthusiast, I have studied Japanese & Chinese in university, and speak French & English as native tongues. I love incorporating these languages into my posts; this is my way of expressing my feelings to the best of my capabilities. Sometimes, a certain language is able to convey a specific feeling, otherwise unavailable in an other language. Therefore, my going back-and-forth between these tongues will allow me to express myself more clearly.
Welcome to all!
Bienvenue à tous!