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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 ...
... so I think they thought the soup was bad.
When we cleaned up, all the kids brushed their teeth and we all took a picture. It was cute. We gave them their gifts, and we were surprised because they don't have Smarties in Japan!
We then went downstairs and played some sort of soccer. ⚽️Everyone sorta just kicked the ball and started playing when they wanted to. There were 3 balls going at once.
When we left, we ...
... an hour, we got to this old restaurant. We walked up the stairs into a tatami room with cushions and chairs. We sat down and saw Lainie there with her host dad and brother. The guide talked in Japanese and Lainie and I looked at each other really confused and then the "show" began.
2 younger looking geisha came in looking really pretty but with a ton of makeup. An older lady came in with a weird looking guitar thing. She then began to pluck it and ...
... to last night! The dad talked to her while the mom bought more of the round soy sauce balls. JoAnne said they cleaned out your intestines.
After that, the dad and I looked in shops. There were most of the same things but in one store, they sold nicely packaged bugs. I guess they are for eating? Whenever we went into a store, they would offer tea. I was appreciative because I left my jacket In the car
When we left, it was raining harder and so we ran back ...
... school where everyone else was already waiting.i talked with the girls and we discussed our families. They were all happy and grateful that at least one member spoke English. I was glad the dad was fluent!
We practiced singing our songs for the thank you party we were going to have later for the host families. It must have been strange for the pedestrians with a bunch of kids singing songs outside of a high school. When the students were ready, we enters ...