"This is Japan!" Japan by Marisola

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This is Japan...

Quiet, Foreign,
Respectful, Reserved...
Generous, Thankful,
Humble, Proud

This is Japan...

Rice, Sushi,
Bento, Mochi...
Soba, Sake,
Tempura, Tea

This is Japan...

Tatami, Origami,
Bicycles, Temples...
Tokyo, Kyoto,
Pachinko, Kimono

This is Japan...

Fuji-san, Osaka,
Kotatsu, Karaoke,
Sandals, Slippers

This is Japan...

Onsen, Mountains
Kindness, Happiness...
Honesty, Friendship

Things I did in Japan...

I taught English
I lived in 5 different places
I had many parties
I climbed Mt. Fuji
I had a TV show
I went to Tokyo Disneyland
I sent my son to Japanese school
I ate crab straight from the sea
I swam in the Sea of Japan
I got the worst sunburn in my life
I went to a Sake factory
I started the AB Club
I went to a blueberry field
I saw many rainbows
I watched sumo wrestling
I studied Japanese
I learned Kanji up to 2nd grade
I went to a Japanese winery
I touched an eel.
I ate eel on "Eel Day"
I had a cell phone
I sang karaoke
I had a scary nightmare
I went to a Brazilian town
I experienced an earthquake
I went to many temples
I drank green tea with a monk
I went all over Japan on a Harley
I went in a hot air balloon
I was in the "Shon Shon" parade
I saw the famous monkeys in Nikko
I went to tea ceremonies
I ate sushi at a sushi bar
I went hitch-hiking
I found a Japanese stray cat
I went to the onsen (hot springs)
I tried every drink at the bars
I met Billy Corgan
I made great friends!

Some foods I ate...

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Wonderful, Kind People
  • Cons:Too Far Away!!! Jetlag Beware!!!
  • In a nutshell:Very Foreign... Listen... and Understand
  • Last visit to Japan: Jul 2008
  • Intro Updated Apr 18, 2009
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