Hi!! It's Sally!!
I'm back in America and I have started college here but I miss my friends back in Japan so much!! TT^TT It's been 9 weeks and 3 days since I have returned (yes that exactly!!!) and sometimes my time in Japan feels like a dream!
There were so many things I experienced, so many things I saw and so many memories that I will cherish!!
While I was with Seiritsu, they were very accommodating. They planned 2 trips during my short stay: Edo museum and Kamakura where we went to a bunch of temples. After the museum, my friends from the international class went to Akihabara and we took Purikuras!! (I love purikuras so much~~~ A must do when you go to Japan!!) And at Kamakura, we also went to the near by beach and as a beach lover and an awesome weather lover I had to take my shoes off and frolick in the waves 😂😄 And of course one of the high lights of the day was the burger that I ate. It was my first actual burger while in Japan 😂
The teachers were also so very accommodating and were very easy going and chill as I was in and out of their classes 😄. It was also very cute how the students needed to take some time getting used to a new student appearing in and out of their classes XD. But all in all, everyone was so welcoming, loving and accepting that I hated saying good bye!
During my stay, my friends from my homeroom also took me to Asakusa. They took me to the famous shrine and then we went to have matcha ice cream at the famous store of 7 flavors of matcha ice cream! As for me I can't deal with bitterness so I got number 2 but Saki decided to get number 7!! (>o<) and of course a must have for me is strawberry ice cream which I got that as my second scoop <3 We fooled around in stores and took a bunch of pictures at Sky tree (basically acted like the tourist that I was) and I had a great time. 😊
I also ran into a bit of a trouble with my phone and data so thankfully Teresa sensei to the rescue~~~~ <3 She took me to two places (I forgot the names of the places...) where there were a lot of technology stores and helped me find a SIM card. Unfortunately, the SIM did not work for my cell phone (Galaxy S7) something about all the bands not matching up (-__-) I don't know but you can figure that I was pretty bummed. But Teresa sensei went the extra mile to cheer me up and oh my goodness!! HAVE YOU EVER HAD A GLAZED DONUT HEATED UP?? THEY ARE LIKE HEAVEN MELTING IN YOUR MOUTH!! But of course if you ask in New York, in a Dunkin Donuts to heat up a glazed donut they stare at you like a crazy person (trust me... I've tried) But great big kudos and praise to her for going the extra mile~~ <3 But that's just an example of what the sensei's are like in Seiritsu. From what I have experienced they want you to feel as comfortable as you can and are on the look out for you which I loved and was thankful for. <3
Also, when I came to Japan, my high school best friend who graduated with me moved back to Japan on the same week. And so... I went to Japan and I met up with her! We went to an onsen (another must do in Japan) and oh my goodness!! They gave us Yukatas and inside was just amazing. It was so relaxing and when I came out, I was baby butt smooth yo. I did have prior experience as a Korean in sauna's (the Korean version of onsens) but I think the only difference was the outdoor bath (which was so relaxing~~~) and that Japanese people went into rooms and paid to be exfoliated while it was just a culture thing for Koreans to exfoliate out in the open by themselves 😂
This trip, along with its ups and downs was one of the best trips ever. Going to Seiritsu, even if it was for a short stay was one of the best decisions I had ever fought for and made. There are so much I wish to tell and relay but sometimes it's best to go and see for yourself :) Last blog by yours trully <3
(To be very honest I am not used to this whole blog thing so :D I hope no one cringed XD)