Friday, March 25, 2005

Camp Fukuoka: Day 1

Camp is so cool! I think I have said it many times before, but AFS camps are so much fun!!

We arrived last night at Fukuoka airport to be greeted by our cool, hip, young (and might I add very cute!!) female leaders (the males showed up 5 minutes later, they were way cool too!)
We then loaded our bags into trucks outside the airport (note: weather= 3 degree's celcius)
and were taken upstairs to a diner in the airport and treated to a fantastic dinner, which I ended up having with the Director of AFS Fukuoka (hehe hanging with the big wigs!) and caroline (ca-chan). Once we were full we were packed into a bus and taken to a camp on the outskirts of Fukuoka city.

The leaders split us into our groups and introduced each groups leaders (my groups leaders were Kana-chan and Toshimatsu A.K.A GTT- Great Teacher Toshi) Later on we were shown to the Japanese Bathroom (onsen) where we were greeted with the site of a room full of naked japanese teenage boys (note: this grossed some of the other guys out, namely the exchange student from New Zealand who refused to bathe the whole camp!!!) Let me take a moment to talk about Onsen.
Imagine a room full of your Gender, showering, bathing and running around naked...............
actually don't imagine that it sounds rather scary, when in reality it isn't. It's not like you are perving on everyone in the room. Basic rule for onsen bathing: keep your eyes at eye level!!! lol

Had a great relaxing bath and then hit the sack (went to bed). This morning I was told I slept through a minor earthquake (an aftershock of a massive earthquake 5 days ago)

We were woken up at 6:30am today, and outside by 7am for a flag raising ceremony with the Japanese school that was staying on the camp with us. Hehe Japanese girls are s funny, I have been having numerous experiences where I walk by a group of them and they sneek glances at you and giggle with each other lol. It even happened in front of GTT (Great Teacher Toshi) last night and he was like "yeah man your in" lol ROFL....... nah we both just thought it was really funny.

Food has been excellent! It seems the Japanese strive for excellence in all that they do (including camp food!!) they beat Australian camps by a long way.

Anyway must dash classes to attend,


Dinner at the airport

Ca-chan (caroline)

Up bright and early for flag raising

female leaders

morning view of Fukuoka