Friday, October 24, 2008

My School Trip



















So My whole purpose for adding this entry, was to tell you about my school trip....but then I realized....I haven't told you guys about my school!!!! So here it is. East High School. I go every day from 8:40 to 3:10, except on Mondays which are always extended to 4:10.



















It is an interesting experience to go to Japanese school.....



















Its a lot different from American School....


















One difference is that we have to change out of our "outside" shoes, and change into our "inside" slippers every morning before going to class.








No yellow school buses here.....most of the students use bicycles to come to school! Some use the public bus, like me:)






And now for the moment you have all been waiting for....yes I have to wear uniform to school









I actually don't care too much for uniform. I guess it makes things easy in the morning because I don't have to look for anything to wear, but at school, makeup, jewelry, and accessories are prohibited. I think thats what bothers me the most. I am a girly girl, I love my makeup, earrings, and purses!









I also don't like the way it makes me stand out. EVERYBODY knows I am a high school student. Not that there is anything wrong with being a student, I just don't like being able to be quickly identified as one lol. It feels invasive to me that someone could glance at me for 2 seconds and know things about me lol By this uniform, the can tell what school I go to, my age, and basically where Im going. Anyone who sees me at 8 in the morning, on the bus, knows I'm going to East High School....I still cant figure out why that bothers me (lol) but it does.....

Oh well.....








But one thing the same, here and in America is that we have awesome nice teachers! This is my homeroom teacher! His English is so wonderful, and helps me out a great deal.







So, My school trip.....



I went to Hiroshima ,Kobe, and Osaka (and some little towns in between).


















This is the Atomic Bomb Dome, in Hiroshima. One of the only buildings that was left after the atomic bomb was dropped. Its also a World Heritage sight.




This is the "Peace Park" which surrounds the peace museum which informs its visitors of the tragedy that was the atomic bomb. It also informs of past atomic bomb testing; And I learned that every time a country conducts tests for the atomic bomb, the government of Hiroshima writes letters of protests to the leaders of that country.....










Next we took a ferry ride over to MIYAJIMA island.











I was thrilled by the sights I saw when I got there......







First of all, were the friendly little deer that roam around the island. They are wild, however, they seem domesticated!







The will follow you around, try to eat your bags, and even let you pet them!








They are actually one of the things this island is famous for.....







But not the most exciting....
















This is the TORI or gate of the Itsukushima Shrine.



Its beautiful isn't it?

We arrived during high tide, but during low tide you can actually walk out to this "gate"



This is the Shrine itself.






I feel so privileged that I could see this!!!!


This is a sceens if the boat rides in a small town called KURASHIKI. The city is famous for the O'hara Museum of art.
This is the Himeji Castle, It is the oldest- and considered most beautiful and well perserved in Japan.
Here I am posing with some of my classmates.

video

And Last Id like to leave you with a message from my friends!!!

I hope you enjoyed the update, I only have 2 more months in Japan- So I will see alot of you soon!

With love

Paris in Japan

10 comments:

aYai said...

awwww..what a nice school trip..XD..in the vid u were like, 'WHATS YOUR NAME!!!!'XD
love u paris!

Inga Iero Guevara Moore said...

This looks just awesome! I can't wait until I'm going to Japan too. Keep blogging!
Love from Norway

Paris Sharpe said...

Thank you for reading my blog!

Kay said...

Hey girl, we met a long while ago at the Toyohashi station, chatted a little, but I didn't get your number. I was actually with Akiko the day we met...if you remember. Anyway, it's good to see you're doing great, let's get together before you go back. Email me on kaycae@gmail.com

stephanie1216 said...

hey paris my name is viviana and i really liked your blog it seems your having a lot of fun ^o^ i had some questions like what classes your taking over there and if your studing in nagaoya Japan? You can contact me at my email adress stephanie1216@ymail.com Thank u

tenshinohanran said...

This is so great! I really want to go to Japan!

I just have a question, there is the tuition right? (I don't know a lot about this...) Do we have to take extra money with us for gifts and other things? Or is it the whole total?

If you can, can you contact me at aorihanazari(@)gmail(.)com
Thanks!

mari-cha said...

Hi, I have a question about the teacher that you posted a picture of in your last update. I was wondering what is name is, because he looks so much like a teacher I had at Mito High in Toyokawa. I heard he had changed schools, but I didn't know where to. If you can, please send me a message: incandescent.mari at gmail.com

Hillary Poynor said...

I love your photos! I can't wait to go to Japan after I graduate! Thanks for sharing your experience while you are there!

Rolande said...

YOU are my inspiration ! I've always dreamed of going to Japan, and live there for a while, and now I'm determined to do so !

The Japanese Hakujin said...

Hi Paris I am really inspired while looking at the amazing things you've got to do in Japan. I am also going to be an exchange student to Japan next year and I am really hoping to win the scholarship like you. I was wondering what kinds of questions that they asked you in the interview. Even though it's not till december I'm still nervous