Not literally. It’s was more like the forest looked like the color of gold. Today after school my host father took me to a park that lights up during the month of November to the color of yellow. It is during the time in which the leaves are either beginning to change color or are already changing. I didn’t know what to expect. I was just expecting a forest with yellow lights placed in random places. I was totally wrong. When I could first see coming down the street I was speechless. The whole first seemed like it was it’s own little world. A world where it was bright. A world where you always felt warmth and happiness. Alongside the forest was a river. The river added sound to the quiet forest. It was strong but well balanced with the forest. The place looked like as if there were many fireflies. I didn’t know what to say. All I think was how beautiful it was. I felt happy and calm. I really love the color yellow because it reminds me of happiness. Lately I have been feeling down but going to this park has filled a bit of the happiness back. The park was very big but it was almost closing time so we weren’t able to stay long. It closes at 9PM and we had arrived at around 8? Let me explain. Earlier I said we left after I had arrived from school. We did. I arrived home at around 7PM because of after school club. Yeah, I am finally able to join clubs. Today was Photography club! Yay. Anyways, school ends really late here in Japan. Then there’s is also the ride on the subway back home. It’s about 30-40 minutes. Well, it’s really late and I have to wake up early for school tomorrow. So, Good Night! I will post photos of the forest tomorrow! Make sure to check out my page later! Thank you to all reading!! Bye bye
Today was not a great day. I woke up feeling extremely dizzy. I couldn’t even get out of bed. I just felt like my head was so heavy and I didn’t have the feeling to do anything. I eventually got out of bed and started to get ready for school. I had finished getting dressed but before leaving my room for breakfast I felt dizzy once again. I don’t know why I felt this way but I just couldn’t go to school this way. To tell you the truth I’m actually feeling a bit homesick. I started to randomly cry today. I was listening to music when all of a sudden tears were flowing down my face. Hehe…I’m actually crying right now thinking of it again. I don’t like to admit that I’m homesick because it makes me seem weak. Being on exchange you are told by some that you are brave and that you are going to have fun and that it’s like a ‘vacation’. It’s not. Yeah, I’m having fun and I’m enjoying every day but every once in a while it’s not all that way. At points a realize how far I really am from my family and friends. I realize that just listening to mother speak is something that I can miss so much. I realize that being welcomed home is somthing great and shouldn’t be taken for granted. I realize that just seeing your friends smile is something wonderful in life. I realize how far I am from all of this. I don’t want to cry. I feel weak. You’re probably wondering why am I saying I don’t want to say anything and yet I’m complaining. I don’t know. If people say going abroad is like a vacation, it’s not. I feel sad and lonely at points. I am far from home. I have all these emotions but I don’t want to let them out. I don’t want to let them out because I’m told to smile and enjoy it and that I should be grateful and unselfish. Crying would only make it seem like I want the attention. I just… I don’t know. I’m typing whatever words are coming into mind. I don’t know how this will end. This post seems like a sad one. I don’t actually know. I am just typing. I’m currently crying. I do miss my family a lot. It can be very difficult. I promise to stay strong though! Please don’t worry. I’m a big crybaby so I literally cry about the smallest things. Anyways, it’s time for me to sleep. I have to go back to school tomorrow. I need a smile on my face and look happy. Thank you. おやすみ⭐ (goodnight)
Today I was able to hang out with a friend for the first time. At least from school. The students have been very busy with testing and have not had time to hang out. I was really happy. We met at Kaneyama Station at 11 AM. After that we did a little shopping. Next we decided to eat. We ate pancakes. They were really good! After that we headed to a Game Center. I left empty handed. We were at a game for like ever. No matter how many times we tried we couldn’t get the stuffed animal we wanted!! I was pretty upset because it was always close but never made it! Next we went to the second floor of the Game Center to take pictures. It was my first time as well. Anyways, after that we left to go shopping again. After shopping it was time to say farewell. We will see each other at school tomorrow. I am very happy to have spent a day with a friend. It was great. I will post photos in the Photo Section!