Wednesday, February 23, 2005

trip map

So this is the map I promised you showing how far we are all travelling and who is getting ripped off (hehe the Osaka kids and the Nagoya kids)


click the pick for a way bigger view (you will appreciate it!)

Do you have a rocking host family?

You may remember I posted that I had a host family and knew nothing about them...... Well guess what? I got the info, I got the photos and best of all I got the most rocking host family ever!!!!

They are young, look relatively hip and are all totally cool. Ok so I'm a bit excited let me tell you about them.
My host father is a helicopter pilot for the japanese maritime self defense force so I will hopefully get a ride or two!!!! ;-)
Then my mum is an office worker, hey whats better than learning how to file alphabetically?
And then there is my host sisters, ooooh they look so cute! I am going to be their big older brother, the oldest is either 15 or 16 and the younger one is about 13.

Now remember how I was saying they are young? My host dad is only 41 and my host mum is just about to turn 40.

My high school is also really really cool! I got more info on it and a map of it. It has river running through the middle of the school and it is right next to the train station, oh and heaps of kids atend the school about 1,022 (and there is more girls than boys by like 100-200 people).

Now me and my best friend caroline (you will have seen photos of her on this site) have both been getting really excited on the phone because we get to take a domestic flight from Narita to our orientation camp. Now we have also been laughing about it because everybody else has to catch a bus to their camp. This information on its own doesn't sound very profound until you find out that the others camps are in nagoya and osaka!!!!!! sucked in you guys!
The flight from Australia alone will take about 12 hours and assuming that we are getting into Japan at about 3 am in the morning the bus trip is going to take at least another 9-12 hours. In fact I will detail a map and put it on here so that you can see the distance they have to travel lol how is it I always end up getting the long side of the stick and not the short lol? So in conclusion the others have to travel another 9-12 hours while we (Caroline and I) get to take a domestic flight to fukuoka that will take us a mere 1 1/2 hours!!!!! hehe and we are travelling about 3-5 times the distance.

Anyway enough of my rambling, I will post a picture of my host family on here (when I can scan it in) and a picture of a map showing the distance everyone will need to travel.


Saturday, February 19, 2005

My Highschool

Well last night one of my contacts in Japan gave me the URL for my Highschool I will be attending in Japan. My highschool looks sooooooooooo coooooooool! It looks like a university.

It is pretty full on compared to my highschool in Australia and is alot bigger. Anyway I don't think I can explain it very well so here are some pictures of it.

The area surrounding my high school

Images from the high school sports carnival

Thursday, February 17, 2005

the Japan san

ok so you may have read the comments section and seen the words "Japan san" come up.
Time to do some explaining. So Japan san means "Japan three". Basically the japan three (but it sounds so much cooler as Japan san, has a nice ring to it) are me and two other girls from my AFS region that are coming to Japan. We are pretty close friends so we decided to give our group the name.

So here are some photos of the group.

Blue Steel

katrina and sarah net
sarah and katarina (left to right)

Wednesday, February 16, 2005

More free T-shirts!!!!!


well this may be silly but I got another free T-shirt and this one kicks butt! It's fitted properly and has a cool logo on it. Please observe below


Sydney North T-shirt

Sydney North T-shirt logo

Thursday, February 10, 2005

Have you got the..... Shirt?

I dont think you can take yourself seriously as an Exchange student until you have, THE SHIRT!!!!!!!!!!!

Thats right ladies and gents, not that I'm proud of it but I now have the offical AFS Exchange student T-shirt.
Now let me start by saying, I have never had a shirt that is so unfitted or huge! There is no way I am wearing this monstrosity onto the plane (Sorry marina and anyone else at AFS) I love the t-shirt but I'm not wearing it.

So readers take note, if you ever see a foreign looking student wearing an oversized t-shirt with AFS Exchange student plastered across the back, chances are... they are one!


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