No Culture Shock, Plenty of Cost Shock

Even with the amount of preparation I did, filling out paperwork, doing research, budgeting, and planning, I still managed to underestimate the costs of living abroad in Japan.  It has been a big shock, a little difficult, and quite stressful, but I guess I just need to go back and budget one more time (after having done it a hundred times already, it should be a piece of cake).
I guess you really can’t rely on people do fully do their jobs.  I’ll be budgeting for myself entirely from now on; not allowing my campus to do it for me.