Monday, February 3, 2014

The last days and return home

It's now been 3 weeks since my return from Japan, and i have been run off my feet with things i have had to finish before university started including my move to Melbourne.
So my apologies for my tardiness on the final post of this trip.

The last few days in Japan were busy, we went to mount Jeans to ski for a day, and my boots were too wide, so no elegance there, but it was a blast, and the snow is so different from Australian snow, i mean it squeaked even after lunch!!! :D
Soooo goood.

 We visited a shrine were the priest took me through some basic caligraphy, it was a beautiful temple, i also went to another primary school, who has a sister school in Ferntree Gulley Melbourne, where i learnt the calligraphy for shining rainbow.

On the Friday, my first host family came to visit, i was very happy to see them. They brought with them 2 beautiful photo books for me, of my stay with them.
I treasure photos and also received one from my Second Host family's daughter.
I will cherish these memories for ever, and i hope both of my wonderful host family's can as well.

The last night, we joined a quick party with my second Lions club, We listened to some awesome performances, from our mc and a professional singer.

I was sad to say goodbye.
We rose early the next morning to head to Narita airport, It was the first and last sunrise i saw during this trip to Japan, but it did not disappoint.

 After check in, we had breakfast, and enjoyed the last hour together.

Everyone was getting teary eyed, as i said my good byes before heading through customs. I kept a smile on till out of sight, but was close to having a good blubber.
I miss everyone i had the pleasure of meeting on my trip, especially my host family's, who offered me so much.

at Hong Kong airport, there is a train between parts of the airport. Half of us made the first one, the second group had to wait :D oops, lucky they come every 2 minutes.

Landing back in Sydney, i can say i was very excited. There isn't much grass in Japan, and the scenery of Australia, is a stark contrast to 90% of Japan. while i never got home sick while in Japan, i can say for a fact, i was very happy to be home, good thing i flew the last leg Qantas  :D (there motto is "I still call Australia home.")

Arriving at the airport back home, it was a very happy reunion with my family,.
though the dog was left at home, so when we arrived, i was pretty much taken out by her love and kisses.

Now life returns to somewhat normal for me, back to work, though I've transferred shops , and moving out of home, for University to begin on the third of next month.
I look forward to returning to Japan soon, but for now i can be content, after a trip I hope I never forget.

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