Saturday, April 24, 2010


Ok, so I haven't been on my blog in a while. I'll try to keep this post short but sum everything up.. School is pretty good...though sometimes it's bad because I have limited communication skills with everyone and therefore feel sort of alone...yeah, the 2 week long excitement at having an exchange student sort of died out. Anyways, more on school later. The reason I haven't written anything is because a) I'm just too lazy but b) I've joined the Kyuudou club. For those of you who don't know Kyuudou is Japanese archery. I've become pretty good friends with everyone in that club although all I've done so far is push ups and am expecting to be doing push ups, etc for about another 2 weeks since the bow is so hard to use. At points I almost think about quitting because it's soooo time consuming and they want me to come to club on weekends too. I'll try to get pictures on that but everything in the dojo is sort of formal and quiet so I'm not sure how long it will take. Everyday after school I get home at around 6:30, however, on some days I get home more at around 7:30 even though my curfew is 7. Yeah, tiring.... and my muscles always hurt, but I have to admit I have gained a lot of muscle in these past 2 weeks. Today, I finally took some pictures of my neighborhood which is known for having a lot of historical buildings...I'll post them now


  1. How is school different from what it's generally like in America?
    Do you feel like you've learned more Japanese and are improving?
    oh cool Kyuudou sounds like it could be fun!

  2. Hey!
    Ahhh there are so many differences...some of them subtle...I'm hoping to post something about that it the next week or so...trying to get together a list and some pictures.

    Yes, I've definitely improved somewhat but at home my host mother says all the important things in english to get her point across so I have sort of an unbalanced vocabulary leaning more towards informal speech. In the next month I'm hoping to get involved at a cultural center and start taking Japanese lessons in the nearby Saga city.

    Kyuudou is pretty awesome to watch but sometimes after a long day the formality of it all can get tiring.