Monday, May 16, 2011
Some of the choices for clubs are:
Astronomy -which is pretty cool...
Photography-which would be a good choice seeing as I know only a little Japanese
Art- also a good choice
English Speaking Society-yeah probably not
Newspaper- That wouldn't really work
Sunday, May 15, 2011
Their house is huge, considering the size of normal Japanese houses. i don't have to share a room with either of my host siblings which will be nice because I am sure that some days I will want some space. The care bear rug on the ground however might be a bit disconcerting haha. I also really like how the little girl is posing in all of these pictures :).
My school is Called Kurume Senior High School and it is a Prefectural school (which means a public or state school). It focuses on students who have an interest in foreign communications so there are a lot of English classes taught there. However, there are few if any English exchange students studying there so I should stand out a fair deal.We all have to wear uniforms and my high school's uniform is not the cutest but it isn't horrible and I do rather like the summer outfit which I will probably be wearing most of time due to the heat.
My school is in a neighboring city of Ogori called Kurume. It is 20 km from Ogori and I will have to take a train or walk to school every morning. It will be nice to have a little bit of time to wake up in the morning before i face the day. School starts at around 8:30 there and goes till 3ish. After that I will have two hours of whatever extra-curricular I choose and then head home. I hope I can make friends easily, my Japanese isn't very good, but I am practicing. Overall, I am just oozing enthusiasm for my trip.