I'm having a really tough time writing this blog post. It's my last blog post and I really am stuck for what to say. Japan was amazing. Simple as!!
I cried leaving my host families, like a baby! I am usually much better at leaving people and saying goodbyes but it was so difficult to leave my host families because they did so much for me and I got so close to them. I loved them and they made every single day in Japan a great one.
(Just a teeny tiny note before you read!) -I started writing this in Japan but am publishing it back here in Dublin. Have had a slow and sleepy restart back into life in Ireland so am only just getting my act together. But I'll talk more about that in a mo.
Everytime I go to add tags to these blogs the only one that pops into my head at first is Japan. And then I stop... and smile. BECAUSE I'M IN JAPAN. Had to get that off my chest.
So in my last blog I said I'd go into detail about a bit of shtuff ASAP and here I am, keeping my promise!
Righto... So I guess I gotta say sorry. Sorry I've been having too much fun to write blogs. It's been two weeks since I posted and dear lord a lot has happened. I certainly wont fit it all into one detailed blog so here's the plan: In this wee blog I will tell you briefly all the things I've gotten up to in the last 2 weeks and I will write another blog (promise) where I will talk more about some of the things in more gory detail :D
However if there is something in particular I don't say enough about, just leave me a little comment saying so! :)
okay, the other day i did kendo with my adorable host brother haruto-kun (not naruto as my boyfriend likes to tell me :P). now I`ll be honest, I didnt have and expectations, until the teacher(sensei) asked me to try. I did NOT expect to be whacking the man full force on the head and screaming "MEN!" or his arm or his side and then dancing away. I like japanese people.... i dont want to hit them...
The title of this blog is in reference to how well I'm getting on with my host family. We have a shared love of musicals, particularly of the Disney and Lion King nature!
So, it's the end of week one. Be-jaysus! Week one flew by. You don't know how much stuff I got up to and I don't think I'll fit it all into this blog but be prepared anyway for a long read! Infact, why not go make yourself a cup of tea and then we'll begin? :)
I am writing (or wrote, as you might see from the date this was posted on. I wrote it on Monday afternoon, a few hours before arriving in Chicago. I'm going to keep this blog in the present tense regardless, as it was supposed to be written pre-departure.) This blog is being written 30,000 feet over America. I'd like to apologize in advance for my tardyness in getting it written in the first place, but I had no time - honestly!
I only have 20 minutes to write this before dinner. We just had afternoon tea (mm dangos!) and we had a dinner sized lunch before then. Not to mention the breakfast I had only half an hour before lunch! There is one question in my mind currently, How on Earth are Japanese people so skinny?! They'll be rolling me onto the plane at this rate.
I am already on day 3 of my japanese adventure and even after only 3 days I could write a book about this place. My flights were fine although I was typically the smart person I am and forgot my phone. But I am surviving without it.
It's one o'clock in the morning. I'm sitting in the bomb site that has become my bedroom. I'm pretty certain I just heard thunder so I am currently hiding beneath my duvet! Over the last few hours it's been pack the suit case, unpack the suitcase, pack again, decide I have to repack, miscount how many socks I have, recount and pack again only to decide I never liked those socks anyway.
Hello from Ireland!!! So its hard to believe its been almost TWO WHOLE WEEKS since I have been in Germany!! It really feels like only yesterday that I was having the time of my life on my exchange to a secondary school in Germnay. I can honestly say that I had the best experience on my exchange and if I could go back in the morning for another eight weeks I would!