Friday, July 25, 2008
Monday, July 21, 2008
Then Ayu, Harry, Grandmother (Obaachan) and I went to a Buddhist temple....
This is how Japanese people PARTAAAAY
This is one of the Buddhist Temples I went to.
And this would be my cute buddy Ayu, who happened to be wearing green flip flops, and the bottom of her feet turned green....a photographer is always ready!
More of the Temple.
So one of the temples is on a mountain. And you have to walk up this steep hill to get there, and then walk up MORE steps. But college students in the area, as a part time job, run people up and down the mountin in the little cart behind us. We didn't ride it, but the guy was as cute as a button, and so i asked to take a picture with him!
The cool thing is, that when you see them running past you, and you put your camera up, they strike a pose lol they love being photographed!And although I almost died walking in that hot sun, up a mountain....the view was well worth my time.
And I realized, there is nothing like being behind the lense of my camera...
Saturday, July 19, 2008
Well I went to see the HANABI (fireworks) with the other exchange students today. The International Board of my city arranged for all of the Gaijins (hahaha foreigners) to meet, and go together. My goodness you can tell an American when you see one....and by how we act LOL. We were the ones hooting and hollering and screaming YEEHAW at the hanabi lol
This video I think we were being well behaved and quiet. I was recording so I didnt want to scream and mess up my own video hahaha.
This is really great....
Friday, July 18, 2008
I went back to Nagoya today; this is the castle. It was raining cats and dogs. But the day turned out to be ok. I went with my Indonesian friends, and my host grandmother, uncle, and cousin.
So on the way to buy the tickets to go to the top of the building, you walk through this cool....thing. LOL The lights blink, and change ect.....
Another cool looking view.....to my artistic photographer eye lol
Thursday, July 17, 2008
Tonight for dinner we ate Somen noodles. So imagine thoes "make it yourself" taco kits( Same concept) but Japanese style.
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Monday, July 14, 2008
I went to Nagoya on Sunday with my American Exchange student friend Kassia! It was lovely!
Living in America, we take for granted that at any given moment we can see someone of a different enthinic origin, or nationality. In Japan, in the smaller cities, this is not the case. So it is annoying being one of few. BUT when I went to Nagoya, it is so diverse, it reminded me of home. And that felt nice......
Friday, July 4, 2008
I apologize to all of you who went the the first website I was using as a blog, only to be disappointed that I did not update it much. It wasn't user-friendly, and I couldn't put all my pictures there so I'm going to give this one a try.
So far Japan is lovely, and interesting.
My host family is so awesome.
Ill try to write as much as I can, maybe once a week to let everyone know how i am doing.
All my love,
Paris in Japan