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After 4 days in the bustling metropolis of tokyo, we headed out to the tranquil Japanese alps. We stayed in a traditional Japanese hotel called a ryokan, complete with many sets of slippers and shoes for different occasions. We slept on futons made for us every night with tatami mats covering the whole room. The town we stayed in, shibu onsen, is …
... 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 ...
... variations there are. These kids made it look like it should be an Olympic sport.
We toured the various clubs and tried some more Kandama, also made origami butterfly.
I learned today that Nagano City has 50 ES, 25 MS, 10 HS, 1 university.
After school I mailed 3 postcards (it cost $2.10 US to mail all 3) and I was gifted 2 tubes of this awesome anti-bug itch cream. Its like a miracle cream.
Today was definitely a favorite school! (ALT Robert)
We started out playing in PE! We did some tumbling and played Japanese dodge ball. The rules here are a little different and I like them. Here you can start with 3 defenders on the outside, the defender surround the other team on their end of the court and can get people out. My big butt got me out of the game pretty early but I got to become a defender since I was out. You also can ...
Today was the worse school visit so far. The principal is all about learning about other cultures but we were worked hard. We never received a break or offer of water. I don't mind speaking
about my school over and over again. It's what I'm here for and I
teach the same thing 6 times a day. However and chance to pee or drink
water would be nice.