So, I'm back from my lovely weekend in Eniwa/Sapporo/Otaru! Meeting my JTE's parents was so much fun. They were such nice people. Going into it, I was a little nervous, because I've never stayed in a Japanese home (except for my own, which so doesn't count). I wasn't quite sure about all the proper etiquette and such, and as we all know, babies have a higher vocab than me. Case in point - I was at a restaurant, and someone had to say Konbanwa to me about 3 times before I realized they were talking to me. Oh, well. I'm studying!
Anyway, it was a great visit! And before we left, my friend's mother made bento lunches for us! They were so pretty and delicious!
Oh, and one year ago, I had started my trip to Japan! I believe I was flying with my Nashville peeps toward Dallas!