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... like everyone else. Liana had to follow me around because I couldn't understand what she was telling me. After a game, we went outside. They have zip lines and a huge slide. I wish I went there!
When we left, we went to the International Center and waited for our host families to pick us up. When the mom did, we went to a store to buy ingredients for dinner. For dinner, we had sashimi. It's just raw fish. I had the egg one and made my own with rice,nori ...
... aren't that much different.
Once we arrived, we took off our shoes and went to the auditorium. The kindergarteners danced for us and sang/chanted.
We played a variety of games with them. During simon says, jack would always do the command , even if Simon didn't say. Everyone laughed at him.
Then, we walked to a temple about 7 minutes away. It was really pretty and when we got in, they did a ceremony with us and we got a ...
... We picked up Carlene and then went to the arcade again. We went in the photo booth again and then we played some games. I played a taiko drum game. So it's just like rock band but there are only drums! Then, i played a game where you had to try and win a jersey. I aimed for the Spain jersey and won it! It came with shorts and the jersey. The lady who worked there helped me get it. She would move it closer to the edge and after about 30 tries i got it. Then ...
... The stairs were uneven and slippery; Liana slipped on multiple occasions. There were little icons etched into the ground that were symbols for good luck. Jack's host dad said that some people put in their own carvings. It's the first time and place I've ever seen vandalism in Japan!
Eventually, Liana and I reached what we thought was the end. Boy were we wrong. It was only the half way point and both of us were out of breath. We got so annoyed because we ...
... met us and we introduce ourselves in the language we were learning and talked about our hobbies. Some had guitars and soccer balls and swords they showed us. One of the students was Daunte's host brother so they talked and got to know each other better. The student also had a mini computer and it was amazing. Liana and I were so fascinated by the mini keys and small screen. After that, the students taught us how to fold paper cranes and we told them ...
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