So, I was in Japan as an exchange student. And wrote diary; approximately three pages every single day. As I think it may be interesting translating the thoughts of an exchange student in Japan, I'm now going to do this.
Some background information:
I was in Japan from March to July 2015(4 1/2 month). I lived in Chiba with a host family.
I went there with the organization WYS (Word Youth Society).
Here we go.
(The text written in italics are comments, I added in retrospect)
travel2japan #76 a sick trip
Real date: May 25th, Monday
|The obligatory posing in|
front of the self- made obento
Wakari san drove Kouta san to the station. I did not really know what to do and cried a little. But in the end, it was okay what I did (cutting onions).
The obento has 3 layers: bottom: 6 fish onigiris (rice balls), 4 ume bean onigiris middle: some chicken meat with tomatoes, as for German food: some slices of beacon with potatoes top: German food: potatoes with beacon, sauerkraut, onions and sausages. It is really huge and amazing. Then we cleaned the house.
As Wakari san brought me to the station by car, I was 20 minutes too early there. I met with Hisa who I then got on train with. We met with Kyoka and Ami in the last wagon and talked and laughed. Somehow, the ride was over soon.
|koi fishes in front of the ice shop|
|from left to rigth: me, Ami, Hisa, Kyoka|
|the landscape that I saw threw the white curtain|
We returned to the station what somehow went really fast. But there, our train had just gone, so we waited for one hour at a bank in front of the station. Kyoka pulled out an origami book and origami paper and we did some origami what was really fun. Suddenly, a man came and gave me 2 of his self- made origami cats. They were really amazing and this man seemed like an origami expert. We talked a little to him. He then went back to his bag and came back with a little basket with origami hearts out of what everyone could pick one. He was really nice. I think, it is sometimes convenient to be a foreigner.
|At the station: Aren't they cute?|
I went to a 7 11, because I wanted to try a typical Japanese cake/ bread. I bought a cheap bread with 4 slices, but it tasted almost normal, a little like coffee probably..
At home, nobody was there. I checked my e- mails. Then I made a stroll and went to the shopping mall where I bought cards and sweets that I want to turn into goodbye cards. At home, I started writing them stackwise. Wakari san returned. She said that she had expected me to come home later. We talked a bit. My sickness had gone worse. Then we ate dinner that was tasty. As for desert, we tried Yatsuhashi. It was a triangle of very thin and smooth dough filled with bean cream, kind of tasty.
I, again, told Wakari san that I am having an allergy that is okay and that I do not have to take any medicine for it. I am really tired and we only talked a bit.
The evening was really not nice. I felt sick and used tons of tissues and my mouth was full of spit all the time. I wore my long pyama and a scarf what was really hot. All the food in my stomach made it feel so full and sick. I feel really sick
I hope, you liked that part!
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