Travel Blogs from Yamanouchi-machi
... My host family eased my nerves by busting out the trusty ol maps and showing me on paper where everything was headed. My hostdad- Gigi....is pretty funny. Everyday when the weather comes on he sprints (literally the man can MOVE) and he writes down the forecasts in a journal. My hostmom says he journals the weather everyday and also writes in a diary. So sweet.
Not to anyone`s surprise but I have also been dealing with some foreign bugs lol........Something ...
... br> 3rd juggling
4th Origami folding of warrior hat
5th demonstration of Kendell (judo Kendell/stick fighting like fencing) We were allowed to hit a child on the head with the stick. He had a hamlet on. I swear. I felt guilty. (when I get home to the states I will post pictures).
Then back to school for a little break. we then presented to a small class and then they showed us jump rope. I did not realize ...
... there for HS). His english was great and our ALT said he learned it from watching American Basketball and listening to the commentary.
Allyce and I got to clean today. We got on our hands and knees and helped some girls wipe down the floor. Also to clean we got out own bandana to wear. (I'll have to edit this later and tell you what the characters on mine meant, it's fitting for me.)
After cleaning time as 800 students in ...
... hot, humid and cranky day for us we asked to stop at McDonald's. It was delicious: 2 cheeseburgers fries and Oreo flurry. I ate the first burger so fast I got hiccups. I took a shower as soon as I got home so that I felt human again.
At dinner my host said "Because it is so hot and for our health we have beer tonight with dinner." My kind of lady and just what I needed.
... didn't have to pay. This activity reminded me of "Painting with a Twist" Same flowers but everyone looked different.
Today was the festival day in Japan and nothing was done at the school. Today's festival other schools have been preparing for. Apparently there is a couple that comes to see each other on this day, they travel from far distances and only see each other once a year. I would not be in that relationship.