Oh beautiful shots of the season! :D I was in Japan during the month of November too. Too bad every time I tried to take photos of the momiji the sky was always gray so my shots never turned out brilliant :(
Very nice photos!
Just being a college student is already a given for money trouble xD. I worked a lot to pay off my tuition every term and saved what little I can for this program. I'm on a tuition-exchange so that helped a lot; I pay my home university's tuition for the program (~$12k) instead of Kansai Gaidai's tuition (~$24k). Combine with financial aid and scholarships, this was very doable. Even with the financial burden, I felt like this is something I must do and a step I must take to move forward with what I want to do in life. Not regretting my decision at all :D
If there are places to get figures, i'm sure you would know more about it instead of me ^^;. Sadly, the otaku culture here is practically nonexistent and the only time we can get any anime goods locally is during kumoricon.
Alright! Oregon represent! :D That is a really really clean room! I can hardly see a speck of dust. Like how you keep everything so organized ^^.
I'm from Portland so nice to see someone from the same state even though you might be from another city or so ^^.