Friday, July 9, 2010

Update for Impatient People

Ok, I have some time to type now...
My host family rocks! Sena is the cutest Japanese boy I have seen yet! Everything he does makes me want to hug him! I hope he will always remember me but it might be hard because right now he is only 4... I do not want to leave him! Ok my host dad is soooo funny and my host mom is really nice and speaks perfect Engligh because she went to high school in California for 2 years and also college there! For the World Cup, I want the Netherlands to win (sorry Spain) so ever since the semifinals began my host dad said that if the Netherlands lose, I have to eat a full serving of Natto (bleh)! Hopefully they win... He wanted Germany to win, but they lost (hahahaha!). Mama was Uraguay and Sena is Spain!
SCHOOL ROCKS! I love everyone! The boys are really shy! Ok so I have a secret.... I have a small crush on a Japanese boy. I have yet to talk to him though. But, Kaho (a very good friend) is going to invite him and another boy from our class to go to the Station after school! Ahhh! Exciting!
Today, as well as yesterday, I went to the Kudo club at my school (like archery but different). It is freaking awesome! It looks so cool! Each time they shoot an arrow my heart jumps a little. Today, they tried to teach me how to hold the bow and pull the string. Mostly a fail, but I did get some of it. They keep translating things into English for me- each student has an electronic dictionary! Anyways, next week, the Kudo teacher who is also an English teacher- yay!- is going to show me more and teach me more because today he was busy with grading after school.

Yup! I am off to the Itoku (grocery store) to buy dinner for myself because my host mom has to work until 8 for some reason. No Sena or Papa either. Also, next to the Itoku is a 100 yen shop called Daiso (large chain, very common) that I have been to three times! I love it there! I think that I have exhasted looking around though... I need to find another 100 yen store...


Thursday, June 17, 2010


I need more time to blog but I do not have much now so I will hurry!
I need to blog later about...
-my host family
-my school
-everything I have done!


Friday, June 11, 2010

Leaving for Akita!

I leave for Akita in a couple of hours!
I am going to have a quick flight there and then meet my host family!!! So excited/nervous!

Thursday, June 10, 2010


Yesterday we all arrived in Tokyo!
The orientation in California was super fun but also kinda long and tiresome.

The plane ride was really long. Enough said.
So yesterday we were given free reign to explore Tokyo (well part of it anyways). So we decided to walk around aimlessly. It was fun! I think today we might go to Shibuya!

Guess Who?!?!

Giant Obento!

Thursday, June 3, 2010


Soooo much has happened! I should not have waited this long to post!
Ok so a few days ago Mr. Yuichi Sato sent me an email saying I was placed in his area, which is the Akita Prefecture! Yay!
So finally today I found out about my host family and where exactally I will be!
They live in Akita City! YESSSS! So excited! And they live central!

So I have a mom and a dad who are both company employees and they have a four-year-old son! Maybe they will make me babysit... They might be like "Ohhhh, summer babysitter? Sign me up!" Hahaha. I can't wait to meet them!

So in other news...
I got my yen! It's soooo pretty!
I got 3 shots.
I have finally started packing.
I bought host gift (before I knew who my family was so I might go back and buy a child-size T-shirt)

Ok so I left some stuff out I'm sure but it's okay =)

Tuesday, May 4, 2010


Every day after school for the past month I have checked the mail. Whenever there was an unusually large package or envelope, I jumped- only to have jumped at packets from colleges/universities that want my money or something for my mom. But yesterday after school, it came. I had called Friday and already was informed of my status, but seeing this packet was still a relief. The waiting was torture. Absolute torture. But...

I am going to Japan!

The scholarship I won through YFU is called JUSSE (Japan-US Senate Youth Exchange). It covers everything except for $2500, which is nothing compared to the $7,495 I would have had to spend. Plus it includes Air Faire =D

Ahhh! I am so excited! I cannot wait to receive more information and attend orientation!