Sunday, July 3, 2011

First Day of School!!!!


This was probably one of the FUNNEST days of my life!!!

Sayaka let me borrow one of her uniforms, since I didn't have a chance to buy one.


Anyway, Spencer, Hirokazu (Spencer's host brother), Sayaka and I arrived around the same time. So when Spencer and I entered, everyone, well, acted like there were exchange students. More staring than screaming.

The school day started off right away, first with Spencer and me introducing ourselves. Then we moved onto English class, which I was actually able to help my classmates with.
Then Spencer and I had to introduce ourselves AGAIN in world history class. Only I had no idea what was going on in that class haha! But the sensei gave me the classwork as well so the girl sitting next to me helped me out!

After that, we had to introduce ourselves AGAIN in the teacher's lounge in front of all the teachers. That was extremely nerve-wracking.

The day continued to go on, but math class was great! I hate math, but the teacher was awesome. He would keep asking me what certain math terms are in English, and try to spell them out on the board (he was usually wrong and we had to correct him).

I'm trying to write a lot, but if I wrote everything that would be ridiculous.

Oh, computer class was super fun too! Sou and Hiroki talked to me. They were so funny!
At the end of the day, we had one free period. Spencer, Nikki, Hirokazu, Hirotomo, Shuji, Sayaka and I talked for a while. It was so fun!

I also brought Jolly Ranchers for the class, everyone loved those.

At the end of the day, Sayaka, Hirokazu, Spencer and I had to go meet up with the teachers taking care of me and Spencer and the principal. We went over some rules and then had to introduce ourselves once again. 4 times in one day.

When we got back to the classroom, the class was having a little good-bye party for some college students working as teachers to get their degrees. As a joke, the class asked each of them which boy and which girl from the class you would like to go out with. At the end, the classmate of the opposite sex that they chose gave them goodbye presents. Soichiro was one  chosen, so when he gave the gift he said "ずっと。。。好きだった。” (I've always liked you.") IT WAS SO FUNNY. And so cute!

By the way, everyone can tell when you're the exchange student. Almost everyone tells me I look Japanese, but everyone can tell. When Saya and I were leaving, we were walking through the halls when a boy stopped suddenly and said to me (in English), "HELLO!" They boy walking with him was surprised and asked (in Japanese), "the exchange student??" Haha. That actually happens a lot. People just randomly staring or yelling "HELLO!" Sometimes they yell my name after me trying to get me to turn around. You sure get a celebrity status when you're an exchange student.

Sayaka and I ended the day watching the baseball team for a while. A lot of my classmates are on it, so whenever they see us they wave. So cute!

School in Japan is so amazingly fun I can't even describe.


  1. I just wanted to say that you are really lucky my dream is to go to japan i cant do it no money but i think you soo cute and funny <3 you should make more videos on you tube <3 bye ^-^

  2. yes i agree please continue you are very inspiering(gosh i cant speel im so happy!! xD) cant what for whatever you post!
    as long as its not a good-bye video i would cry...T^T but do your best!^w^

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  4. ずっと。。。好きだった. you didn't get it. thats love you.he might want you to be his GF, so he may confess what he has been thinking about you.

  5. When you get back from studying abroad don't you have to present something to your community or school about being abroad in Japan? Because I saw this on the yfu scholarship page and I was wondering what this ment, like what do I need to present, or how do I present it, I'm just confused?

    1. Yes, when I came back I asked my high school language teacher if I could go to all her classes and talk to them about YFU. Even though they don't have Japanese, there are other countries so I appealed to those. You could talk to your teachers or even your counselor to try and set something up. It's also why I created this blog!

  6. haaii! i got interested after watching your video. can i be your friend? may i have ur email or contacts? skype? i'm learning japan n japanese as also. ur video r great. keep it up. :)