I have been finishing up my follow-on project the past
couple of days now so I decided to re-read all my entries while I was on the
trip. Wow. I still can't believe that I went to Japan. It was
such an incredible trip but I do have some regrets... I regret losing my
sister's video camera because I would have had 10x the video I have on the site
now. I could have been able to make a mini movie. But all is not
lost... my sister did end up getting a very nice video camera to replace it.
**side note ** Yes, I am a very good sister and I
did replace the camera I lost. It took a chunk out my of savings but now
she is able to record my adorable nephews without wanting to shoot me.
**end side note**
My other regret is that I didn't go on more
adventures. I went on my fair share but hearing what everyone else did and
seeing their pictures made me want to do more. Personally, I think that
JFMF should give at least 2 days for self exploration but they have their
reasons as to why it was cut so I am fine with it. I dream of going back
with my husband one day so that I can show him where we went and what we did.
I want to introduce him to my host family (who I continue to keep in touch with)
and I want him to have that wonderful experience I had.
Before I sign out, I want to thank JFMF and
everything they did for me on this trip. This program has opened my eyes to much
more than what I was seeing. Thank you so much... even if I speak
the praises of this program til my ending days it won't be enough to thank you.
Here are my previous entries. Please read
them and then go over to my picture page and check out the pictures. I
hope that gives you at least a small taste of what Japan did for me.
(I found out then)
June 11 & 12
(start of my trip)
(first day in
(visiting the sights)
(fish market & guest speakers)
(visiting the Mouse in Japan)
June 18 & 19
(flying to Omura/visiting Nagasaki)
(sight seeing in Omura)
(Omura Senior High)
June 24, 25, 26, 27
(my weekend with the Hayashi Family)
June 28 & 29
** This blog
will be updated as much as I possibly can while in Japan. Hopefully I can
update at least every other day! Pictures and
video will be added when needed. Older blog entries will be available for
viewing as pop up windows.
All pictures will eventually be added to the Photos and Videos page.