Sharely Style Verde Review (Onojo + Hakata)

My wife and I's current review of SSV Sharely Style Verde in Fukuoka, Japan
This is the Onojo location of Sharely Style Verde, but the same management runs both locations.

Review of Sharely Style Verde in Fukuoka

This page has been made to write a review of my wife and I’s experience about living at Sharely Style Verde shared housing in Fukuoka. Right now they will be receiving a 1 star because they currently are deciding to steal our deposit because they made a mistake thinking we wanted to move out later then we did, despite us telling them in writing that we wanted to move out on the 4th.

Can Sharely Style Verde Be Trusted?

If they still decide to keep the money and steal from us I will be writing a fair review either way, but it will be noted that they will not be honorable when it comes down to money and how they treat that side of the business. I would also recommend never speaking with the staff about anything related to the money side of the business because they’re EXTREMELY easily confused.

Kanoshii… I Hope to Change This Review in the Coming Days!

Sad that they had to stab us in the back after the 6 months we were there. I would highly suggest at this point to consider looking at Discovery Hakata or Meinohama in Fukuoka instead of Sharely Style.

What a bummer!

-Nihon Scope

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Fukuoka Tower the Softbank Hawks & the Beach

Photo by: Fukuoka NOW

Fukuoka Tower the Softbank Hawks & the Beach

Here is our Facebook pictures of the day.

This last Sunday a friend of my wife and I whose living in the same shared housing unit went to a game in Hakata, Fukuoka (Japan). We first went to the Yahoo! Dome and watched the Softbank Hawks take on a win against the Hanshin Tigers. I guess A LOT of people like the Hanshin Tigers and it was a big turn out and there were almost more Tiger uniforms running around then Softbank hawks, so it was fun to watch them lose :D.

Baseball in Japan is certainly different then in America (for me at least), where I’m use to going to Coorsfield and watching the Colorado Rockies lose to the Arizona Diamondbacks over and over again while taking a nap, waking up and having a hot dog and a beer. Here in Japan everyone is chants, playing trumpets and waving flags…. Constantly! So even if you wanted to take a nap, there is no way it would happen. It’s much like how a football game would go say at Mile-High Stadium in Denver when the Bronco’s are having a good season.

The end results was Hanshin Tiger’s 2 and the Softbank Hawks 5. I have to say though, I saw some really amazing plays that I would expect to see on a YouTube compliation video of the big leagues. Funny enough, it must be a Japanese thing, I saw a throw similar to what Ichiro did in the States by the left field player by the Softbank Hawks, but except it was to Homebase instead of 3rd base. (see video).

Then we took off to Fukuoka tower, took a couple pictures and decided to NOT pay the $8 fee to go to the top. I’ve been a top of several different high buildings and although it is the highest building in Kyushu, I couldn’t say I wanted to pay $16 to see it at the moment. Although, I’ll have to say I’ll just leave it be so as to have something to do at a later time and perhaps at night instead of day time. The top has been called lovers sanctuary, it’s where a lot of couples go to clip a bike lock with their signatures on it on a bar at the top to “solidify” their bond together. So it’s really popular for that, and of course it’s quite a big tourist trap for sure.

Next we went across the street where a Marina is located, it had a few restaurants and a few interesting little shops, but we were mostly interested in getting our shoes off and walking in the seashell littered sands that felt awesome on our feet from standing and walking all day. I’d say it’s a great 1-2-3 punch for a day out in Hakata, Fukuoka. I would certainly recommended. After we were finished for the day we went back to Hakata JR Station and found out there is a ramen shop area on the 2nd floor… (Hakata JR Station is HUGE!!).

Nihon Scope

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FFLC: Fukuoka Foreign Language College Review

Looking to go to FFLC to learn Japanese?

I will be soon adding to this page about my wife and I’s experience with FFLC. To give you a quick answer if you are thinking of going to FFLC, I would first off ask you if you like packed classes, strict rules, a stinky old school and while 90% teachers are rigid, strict and who don’t want to be there either.

Also ask yourself if you like to be extorted, because there could be a higher than normal chance of that happening at this specific school. ALSO very important for those people looking to get their “degree” from FFLC please turn your attention to the following stated on reddit from a past student:

My wife and I simply were extorted when we tried to leave the school to go to another school in the area… which I’m much much happier with. They tried to tell us that we couldn’t get the transfer to the new school unless they “agreed” to it and what “agreed” meant was we needed to pay them 6 more months of school. They tried giving us documentation where it said this…. but there was NOTHING in writing nor anything signed saying that this specific “policy” was enacted through our contract with the school. So they extorted us for a recommendation to change schools even when my personal mental health was on the line, they didn’t care.

I will be sharing these documents with you the reader in the couple weeks so you can see for yourself. We are currently speaking with a lawyer recommended from the US Consulate here in Fukuoka. I will further review all aspects of the school and help those who should turn away from FFLC and for those who might benefit from FFLC (which is a small percentage sadly).

-Nihon Scope

PS: Don’t believe Go! Go! Nihon about anything when it comes to this school, they’re affiliate marketers and they make money selling. They flat out don’t tell the truth about this school and make it look like a fun exciting experience… But everyone besides again a small percentage that go to this school looks like they’re being drug through high school again.

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