Friday, August 31, 2012

Host family part 3

My host family is really wonderful.

The father is a doctor who doesn't speak any English.  He's a little strict but I think he's kind.

The mother is super nice and friendly. She is a translator and English teacher so she speaks English very well.  Although she speaks Japanese to me as much as possible, it's nice how she can communicate in English if I don't understand.

The grandmother is blind, and only speaks Japanese.  I haven't been able to say much to her, but I think she liked the gift I brought her.

The son can't speak English, but he loves American music and video games. With these two things in common, I think we will get along great.

I field placement is an anime art gallery in Harajuku, downtown Tokyo. I have the interview on Monday.
I'm both excited and nervous!

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Host family part 2

Today I meet my host family.

They've had many students before, so they are experienced.

Which is both good and bad in my opinion.  I'm worried that they'll compare me to all of the other students they've had before. I feel like my Japanese is not good at all!! XP

But hopefully I'll be getting better soon.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

I'm Here!!!

I made it to Japan!

The 13.5 hour plane ride was the longest I ever want to be in a plane.

But overall everything went smoothly and I got all my luggage just fine.
My body feels like I got hit by a bus, thank god for Ibuprofen!

The jet lag hasnt been too bad...but we'll see.

Lots of new sights and things to take in.

So excited! :D

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Leaving Tomorrow

Well today is my last day in the US.

I am full of mixed emotions; mostly excited and nervousness.

Also sadness at leaving my friends and family behind...

But I think overall I'm ready.

I've been waiting for this for a long time now! :)

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

One week left.

So I have only a week left here in the states.

I have no idea how to start packing...

This is going to be interesting...

I fly out August 27th!

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Host family

I just recently found out who my host family will be.  I will be living with the Sakakibara family.

I hope they are nice people, I'm sure they will be. :3

Now I really must start packing............*le sigh*