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Saturday, November 12, 2005

International Festival

I didn't really expect that this festival is going to be a blast!

Last sunday. There was an international festival..for friends from UWEC it is like um...a folk fair. But i think it is kind of smaller than a folk fair at UWEC. It is like each country and each area in Japan has its own booth and you can learn culture there. Also, we had like traditional Irish music live, Japanese calligraphy, traditional Japanese drum demonstration, and also Korean and Chinese language teaching booths.

This international festival was first time for my university to try. Some of my friends were part of this project and they have designed for this festival like for about three or four months. And i know many of my friends involved with this new project and arranged local Japanese area booths.

Since i was busy with my own things, i didn't really involve this festival. I helped out my friends a little bit though. I would say to all my friends who planned this project and organized it...★AWESOME WORK(*^)Ь★

Though all of students who were in this project are going to graduate, I hope this..no! this festival should be carried on every year(’’)丿


the day before the festival


 

 








South Africa and Ehime booths

Traditional Japanese drum demonstration

Friday, November 04, 2005

Welcome back to Osaka(゜▼゜)ノ

Finally!!!!

I got my lazy butt and updating my blog...sorry for the people who were waiting for my blog being updated...but you know i am this kind of lazy person, right?? hehehe

I had been doing REALLY busy....i had the TOEFL test last Friday, had paper and chinese exam this Tues. and had another int'l politics exam this Wed. Everyday was filled with studying studying and studying!!!!

Anyway, let me tell you who i saw again in early Oct. (^-^

Two of my Kansai Gaidai (my university) friends from the states came back to Osaka.

Krista, from Wisconsin, came to Osaka like the first week of Oct. i think. i actually met her in Wisconsin where i studied abroad and found out she has been to my university to study abroad. Krista, Jung (my WI Korean friend who is studying abroad at my university right now) and I went shopping, had dinner together..ooops (゜;)yeah.... it is like the same thing we did in Eau Claire hehehe(^^) It was really really awesome though that three of us could get together again in my country. While i was with Krista and Jung, it reminded me of the days i was in Eau Cliare hunging out with my friends(´∀`*)

About a week after I saw Krista, my another friend, Tyler from West Virginia came to my university to see his friends(*゜)/ We went to eat pasta at a resetaurant where we had his farewell party two years ago. Then, we went to a store to get alcho and hang out at a park. It also reminded me the days i hang out with Ty two years ago..like chatting at the lounge, having parties etc. I had fun with Ty and my friends on that day.

It was definetly great to see Krista and Ty again Since both of them are on the jet program that is teaching English at Japanese elemntary or middle schools, hope i will see them again.