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... Station, for our return to Shin-Yamaguchi.
A little while after we returned to the hotel, we met up the rest of the group who spent the day in Miyajima and Hiroshima. We said our goodbyes to Yasutoshi, Haruna's dad as he is working tomorrow, but we made him promise to come visit us in Canada next time. (we would see Haruna's mom again tomorrow morning before our departure.
We met everyone staying at the hotel for the "last supper". 9 of us ...
... stamp and writing in her Temple book.
We took a short walk a few blocks over to the port's fish market, where we wandered through with the rest of the crowd and selected various fish and raw fish to have for lunch, all very fresh. I had no idea what half of the fish I was eating were, but they were all very good as we sat along the boardwalk, ate, and all washed down with a nice cold Asahi beer.
Yamaguchi is known for "fugu" ...
... student exchanges for one school year in another country (like we had originally with Haruna) or one month visits in the summer. As with our last visit, she asked if we would speak to her students - always fun for us! Today we spoke with kids between the ages of 3 and 11. All in all, 21 students attended this meeting - we weren't sure how many would actually come as it is a holiday in Japan today.
We gave our little talk ...
... beautiful centerpieces. There were about 35 people in attendance. We sat at one of the tables at the front of the room with two of Haruna’s friends, each attending with their little ones. They both spoke a little English, so we did manage to chat with them during the reception. The first lady had an 8 month old daughter and the second lady a 14 month old boy – both were too cute!! We were surprised to see 2 cribs at the back of ...
... old lady shutting up her shop and heading home on her bike. Greetings were exchanged. The lady runs a store where you can paint and create your own goldfish lantern. She tried so ***********vince us to come back inside to make one. She was going to open the store back up just for us. Amazing. My day really makes me think about and reflect on how I show kindness and gratitude to others, especially ...
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