Wednesday, September 29, 2010

im leaving today :(

so today i have to leave Japan, i love it here SO much!!! i will be back someday!!!! But i am glad im going home because i miss my family so much (that last airplane we take for only 24 minuts is going to feel longer than the 9 hour one!!)

So i guess i will see you very soon!!!!!!

Claudia

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Last full day in Japan :(

I guess today would be my last legit day in Japan!!!! I love it here so much and i think everyone should visit Japan at least once, I know Ill be back for sure!!!!!

Todays kinda also my birthday here (because its a day ahead) so im 14 today i suppose!!!!

Claudia

Monday, September 27, 2010

...i dont think i can handle it XP

so today is...

SPORTS DAY

DUN

DUN

DUNNNNNNN

the reason this is so bad is that we have to run a realy.
okay i think i need to explain more.

they have been training SO hard for sports day, sometimes school goes later because they are training, some days we go to school early, because they are training, some days they miss class to train.

...its kinda sorta a big big BIG deal!!!!!!


so do you get why im scared????


~Claudia

of octopus,hotsprings and purikura

So i went to the hot springs in Shu Zen Ji this weekend and had a great time! on the way there we stopped at the Fujiya Hotel ( a hotel that John Lennon, Yoko Ono, and Sean Lennon stayed at once!) and we had cake and tea at their European style cake shop (very fancy!!!) i took a picture in front of one of their beautiful buildings (well its on my host familys camera, but i will ask them to email it to me when i am home!!) and i stood exactly where John Lennon had stood and took the exact same picture that he took in front of that same building (a very sacred moment in my life ;D ) then we went to the hotsprings. My host family had a little appartment type thing, kind of like how many canadians have an appartment at Mt Washington! We went up stairs to where the hotsprings were (they were in that building) and took a hot spring (we wore bathing suits and went in the private room) .

Next story...

last night i celebrated my birthday with my host family and had a joint birthday with my host sister Rina (her birthday is the day after mine, but she is 3 years older) it was so nice, they gave each of us a cake, and we had a special dinner, made up of inari, fried chicken made by the gradfather, and some special things (very hard to explain) but kind of like a not-sweet cake filled with octopus, shrimp or euro sasage, and im actually getting over my octopus issues, i like it now, and have eaten it twice since i realized it was delicious!!!! i recived lots of gifts too!!!!

NEXT!...

Today we had only two classes, because they were practicing for sports day, so we convinced Mr Campbell to take us into town to shop and do purikura. So we went on a quest to find the purikura (for those of you who dont know, purikura is a photo booth that you decorate the picture at and stuff), we had 2 and a half hours, so we went literally all over town, using our limited japanese to ask for directions, we asked random people on the street (good thing this is one of the safest cities in the world, because we were 6 girls alone, who are verry exotic looking here, wearing skirts much shorter than the schools here allow) we ended up going into starbucks, buying some drinks and asking for directions. The woman gave us a hand drawn map, and we followed it. we arrived back where we started. and there was the purikura machines. if we had known that, we would have gotten in there in 1 minute, not an hour and a half. So i took purikura 3 or 4 different times and had a blast. Also after school i went on a mini shopping trip and finally bought myself some clothes here, and bought a small cell phone charm for Rinas birthday!!!!!


So thats it for now

See you all soon!!!
~Claudia

Friday, September 24, 2010

!!!

So i wont blog for tonight or tomorow becaue guess whos going on an overnight trip to the hot springs? ME!!!!

So ill blog about it when i get back!!!!

xoxoClaudia
So I'm on my iPod so this has to be short!it's really really really windy and rainy here tonight, japan is apparently expecting a typhoon ( thankfully it's not in our town!) but the wind is so loud!!!! And it's cold, i went from using a thin sheet to having two thick winter blankets on my bed!!!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

ughhhhh

So yesterday was a BLAST like BLAST OFF TO THE MOON blast. kareoke was the most frightening thing, i was so nervous i sang in like a monotone... :P
But today. is. school.

IM SO TIRED

and now its cold here. and POURING rain.

is there no balance?????????

But im kinda happy to go to school so i can talk to my friends in fluent english (just imagining being home inn canada seems really amazing now, the idea of being able to read the lable on a drink or order off a menu sounds like paradise!!!!)

ok thats it for now, sorry this one was a bit negative :O