March-20th I met my parents in Tochigi!!

Hi!!

I safely returned to Tochigi and met my parents.

We enjoyed shopping and talking about my adventure!!

Thank you so much, members of the Lethbridge Twinning Society, who gave me so wonderful experiences and adventure. I don’t forget forever my adventure!!

I shall surely be back in Lethbridge again!!

See you again!!

Thank you so much!!

 I met my parents in Tochigi!!

I met my parents in Tochigi!!

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March-17th My flight was canceled due to the bad weather.

Hi!!
I’m not in the plane because the flight from Calgary to San Francisco was canceled due to the bad weather… orz …. weep …..

Because I had no sleep all night long, my energy to keep me awake was nearly disappeared. I felt very sad and exhausted ……

Arao-sensei asked me over SKYPE what had happened to me and the plane. Knowing what situation I was in, he encouraged me to write an email to Michael-san to ask him help and sent me some sentences for the mail. Arao-sensei wrote Harold-san.

At 7:00, I called Harold-san for help. He promptly called Michael-san to ask him to save me. At last Michael-san came to the airport to save me and took me to his house!!

Upon entering his house, a very big dog like a middle-sized bear came out!! I was scared but the dog was well tamed, very friendly and cute!! I had a hot bath and fell into a deep sleep.

At 21:00 we went to his second house. And I saw a movie there. I could be very relaxed. Thank you so much, Michael-san.

At 1:00 on Monday, March 18, I went to the airport and got my flight to San Francisco that departs at 7:40. Until the beginning of the U.S. immigration, around 4:30, I had a chat with Arao-sensei over SKYPE. After the clearance of the immigration we began to chat over SKYPE until the boarding time, around 7:00. The plane departed Calgary and then landed on San Francisco a little earlier than the scheduled time.

In San Francisco, I had a chat with Arao-sensei again. He was very glad to know that my flight to San Francisco had been very smooth. He got offline, becasue he was relieved.

After he left me, I talked with a American who spoke Japanese very well. He was sitting behind me during the flight to San Francisco and will be on board the same flight to Japan. I enjoyed talking in Japanese with him.

Finally I arrived safely in Japan!!

I had two flight troubles but I enjoyed Canadian life!!

Thank you so much.

See you soon!!

Thank you so much, Michael-san!!

Thank you so much, Michael-san!!

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March-16th Michael-san took me to the downtown!!

I woke up at 8:00 and had breakfast.

At 9:30 Harold-san took me to a bus stop nearby, because I had to go to the Calgary International Airport. I will go back Japan tomorrow from Calgary.

Lethbridge is a wonderful city and people are very friendly and kind!!
I enjoyed my life in Lethbridge very much!! Thank you so much!!
I shall surely be back in Lethbridge again!!

I arrived Calgary International Airport at 13:00 and Michael-san came to take me to the downtown!! We went to a shopping mall and had a cheese toast!! It was very delicious!!

Then Michael-san took me to his favorite restaurant!!
I had cheeseburger. It was very good taste!!

At 21:00 I came back  the airport. I must sit up here without sleeping until 4:30 tomorrow morning, because I must clear the U.S. immigration to be on board an airplane to San Francisco that will depart at 7:30. And I will have a transit to an ANA flight to Japan there.

I will never fall into sleep!! Harold-san and Arao-sensei talk on me over SKYPE to prevent me from sleeping. I will wait for the immigration and the flight through the night and into the morning!

Thank you!!

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I shall surely be back in Lethbridge again!!

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Michael-san took me to the downtown!
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March-15th Daine-san and John-san took me to a restaurant!!

I woke up at 9:00 and had breakfast.

Then I prepared my baggages because I must go to the Calgary airport
tomorrow.
When I visited here, I brought only one large suitcase.
But now I have two!! Wow!! What did I get so much!? (Also one very                              heavy and big back pack! This back pack is same heavy like me!)

At I had lunch with Harold-san, Cheryl-san and Warren-san.
The lunch was Kentucky Fried Chicken!!  It was very good taste!!

At 17:30 Daine-san and John-san took me to a restaurant!!
I had steak and dessert!! They were wonderful!!
I enjoyed the dinner very much!!
Thank you very much, Daine-san and John-san!!
I appreciate your kindness.

Thank you so much!!

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Daine-san and John-san took me to the restaurant!!

Daine-san and John-san took me to the restaurant!!

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March-14th Terri-san took me to an elementary school to make volunteer activities!!

I woke up at 7:00 and had breakfast.

At 8:15 Harold-san took me to Terri-san’s house.
Then Terri-san took me to an elementary school to make volunteer activities!!
Our job was to listen to pupils of grade 1 and 2 reading a book and teach them right pronunciation!! Wow!! Contrarily, I myself got right pronunciation taught by the pupils!!
Hahahahaha
As they were full of energy, they made me happy!!

Then Terri-san took me to many kinds of store to buy some souvenirs, for example, a tourist information, a coffee shop, a high quality chocolate shop, a supermarket and so on!!
And Terri-san gave me a box of chocolate!!
Thank you so much!!

At 12:30 we had lunch with her friends at a pub.
I had cheeseburger and it was very nice.

After coming back home, I napped 2 hours. Napping already became my daily habit in Lethbridge.

Harold-san showed me a video of their travel in Hawaii.
Then I had supper with Harold-san, Cheyl-san and Warren-san.
The supper was pasta and it was fantastic!!

At 19:30 I had desserts with Mr. and Mrs. Arinobu, Mr. and Mrs. Pereverseff, Terri-san, Carol-san, Sho-san, Mao-san and Genki-san at the Arinobus’ house!!
I enjoyed very much the desserts and talking with them!!
Thank you so much!!

Thank you.

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Terri-san took me to the elementary school to make volunteer activities!!

Terri-san took me to the elementary school to make volunteer activities!!

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I had lunch!!

I had lunch!!

This is present for me!!Thank you so much!!

This is present for me!!
Thank you so much!!

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I bought  some souvenirs!!

I bought some souvenirs!!

 

 

 

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March-13th I attended an EAP class at University of Lethbridge!!

I woke up at 9:00 and had breakfast.

At 11:30 Harold-san took me to University of Lethbridge.
Jennie-san, the Language Services Manager, explained me the EAP (English for Academic Purposes) class.
I had lunch with Diane-san at 12:00 and I had Tacos in the cafeteria!
It has a lot of booths, for example, Chinese, Indian and so on.

At 13:00 I attended the class and the teacher was Steven-san.
He is a very nice teacher. His students are very friendly and honest!!
So I enjoyed the class very much!!
Thank you.
Incidentally, the task of the class today was to wach a video, note down its outline and important topics and answer the relating questions through discussion with the classmates,
It was very good experience for me!!

Then Daine-san took me to a Costoco to buy a backpack.
I found nice one because it is large enough for me to put away various things including my laptop in it!!

And Daine-san presented me a chocolate and her friends a bracelet and a key chain!!
Diane-san’s mother gave me a T-shirt!!
Thank you so much.

After coming back home, Harold-san cooked Russian burger for me!!
It was fantastic!!
And a cake made by Cheryl-san was wonderful too!!

At 19:00 they took me to the Home and Garden Exhibition!!
I saw a lot of booths dispaying various goods related to home and garden.
We saw nice garden samples and they were interesting!!

Carol-san gave me some pictures taken in the ice hockey arena the other day!!
Thank you so much!!

Thank you!!

I attended an EAP class at University of Lethbridge!!

I attended an EAP class at University of Lethbridge!!

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This is my supper!!

This is my supper!!

I bought the backpack!!

I bought the backpack!!

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This is presents for me!!

This is presents for me!!

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Harold-san and Cheryl-san took me to the Home and Garden Exhibition!!

Harold-san and Cheryl-san took me to the Home and Garden Exhibition!!

 

 

 

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March-12th Harold-san took me to a pool in Taber!!

I woke up at 9:00 and had breakfast.

Then I bought a big used suitcase at a recycle shop.
As I don’t have to worry about my baggage thanks to the suitcase, I felt very happy.

Harold-san took Warren-san and me to a McDonald’s and I had cheeseburger and french fry!!
They were very good!!

I went to TaberTown with Harold-san and Warren-san.
I played billiard. It was very interesting!!
After playing billiard, we had Canadian pizza and Canadian beer!!
Although I drank only a little bit, I felt like becoming a Canadian!!

Around 19:00 we went to a pool to enjoy hotspring and sauna!!
I tried water slide twice. At first it was very scary but very fun!!

Thank you so much!!

 

I bought a big used suitcase at a recycle shop!!

I bought a big used suitcase at a recycle shop!!

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Harold-san took me to Taber Town!!

Harold-san took me to Taber Town!!

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