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First Time Shopping… First Time Use Credit Card…

September  15th 2010 likes usual in the morning I have breakfast with bread and strawberry jam. But now I try to combine it with chocolate cereal. Today I go to my campus earlier than before. And today I takes “Japanese language I” class again. After class I go to media center as usual to have internet access.

In the afternoon I try to have “Udon” as my lunch. And after lunch I go to media center again to have internet connection. In the evening exactly at three o’clock Japan’s time I have meeting with Prof. Shigo on his laboratory. Prof. Shigo introduce me to his student. I can’t remember all of the name of his student. I really remember one of his student’s name. Her name is Kaoru. She is very beautiful, because of that until now I still remember. The other student is Kimu, Chang and Emi if I’m not mistaken. The other student I can’t remember it.

After meeting with Prof. Shigo I go back to media center and not long time I leave campus and went back home earlier. I plan to have shopping in “Naritaya” shopping center near my homestay family house. Beside that I also hunting photo to show it to all of my loyal readers blog. I will upload it as soon as possible. I hope all of you can be more patient.

Now for the first time I go shopping. I buy bento for my lunch tomorrow and I try to find “chocobi.” “Chocobi” is famous snack in Shinchan cartoon in television program. I see it when go shopping with my homestay family on last Sunday. But poor of me I can’t find it. So I try to buy chocolate, because somebody tell me if chocolate in Japan is very nice. I buy three block of chocolate and eat one when I back to my home. I think the taste not really special. I don’t know but maybe chocolate that I buy is the cheaper one. Maybe the taste of the more expensive one will make me exciting. 😀

When must pay all of the things that I buy, I try to use credit card. And I’m really glad I can use it for the payment. This is the first time for me and I’m happy can use my credit card in Japan.

When back home I getting the door of my homestay family locked. For a few moment I feel nervous if my homestay family go somewhere. But not long time Mrs. Yamauchi open the door. PHEW…. 😀

For dinner time I have miso soup, corn with some beef, shrimp with some salad, and maybe a kind of grilled fish. After dinner I take a bath. For your information Japanese people always eat before they take a bath. Maybe its a different culture with Indonesia. Enough for today because I’m sleepy now.

😀 Keep update dude!!! 😀

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First meeting… First experience… First time stay in homestay… (2)

September  11th 2010 is the second day in my homestay family. But its feel like the first day I live here, because yesterday I come here on night so I just sleep. And now I must do all activities with my new family so its feel like the first day. In the morning I woke up at six o’clock  and I think all of family member here still sleep. So I wasting time alone in my bedroom.

Maybe about eight or nine o’clock we have breakfast time together. They serve me a bread with a salad and beef. I think it enough for me and maybe if I want to be honest the breakfast better than in my home in Indonesia. After breakfast Mr. Yamauchi show me how to use washing machine. And I try to wash my clothes alone.

After finish wash my clothes Mr. Yamauchi acompany me to looking around here. He tell me how to go to the station. He also show me the supermarket and the other important place. Before we back to my house Mr. Yamauchi bring me to game center. WOW!!! It’s really amazing because I can see all of anime in Japan there. We looking around for a while and then we back to our house.

In the afternoon my homestay family asked me to join with them to the shopping center. Before we go, they introduce my self to their neighbour and their neighbour looks very surprised know me here. Now we go to the shopping center together. I think its very far from my homestay family’s house, because we wasting too much time to go to the shopping center.

Lalaport is the name of the shopping center. I really surprised with the facility that serve in the shopping center. It’s very different with shopping center in Indonesia. I can’t express it, but maybe I can show the picture for all of you. In Lalaport we have lunch time together, I try to buy “Udon” special noodles from Japan. The taste is really nice, maybe I can buy it again later. After finish lunch we looking around together.

After looking around we leave Lalaport and go to Jusco mall. At that place we shop together and buy daily needs there. PHEW…. However I can’t express my feelings because the situation and all facilities in a public place its serve better than in Indonesia. I hope Indonesia can have situation likes in Japan.

In the night we have dinner together and do you know what they serve to me?? They serve “takoyaki.” WOW!!! It’s great!!! We make takoyaki together in the table and we enjoy it together!!! It’s really nice and I said “oishii” to them that mean delicious meal.

Okay, thats my new life in my new home. I don’t know how to express my feelings but I hope I can live here for four month happily. Because sometimes I feel shy and afraid to become my self. But I know God will bless me anytime… anywhere…

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First meeting… First experience… First time stay in homestay…

Well… Now I want to share my life in Japan with English language. Not want to to be arrogant, but now I must practice my English. Because in Japan, English become the one language that I can use. So I must fluent in English and start to learn Japanese language. Maybe I will leave Indonesian language for a while when I was in Japan. I know my grammar not good at all, but I just try to practice my English. Hope all of you can understand if I do some mistaken because my grammar not good at all.

September  10th 2010 is the first time for me to meet my homestay family. I meet them on welcoming party that held by Tokyo Denki University.  I’m really confused and can’t express my feelings on that time. I already predict who is my homestay family because they already send their photo before. And I feel very nervous because since today I will stay with them and leave my friend from Indonesia. I also afraid if I can’t communicate with my homestay family later. And now I must stand alone because my town is different with my friend from Indonesia. I live in Shiroi-shi with Yamauchi-san and my friend live in Inzai-shi with Baba-san. How far between Shiroi and Inzai?? If I can explain, I must use train from Shiroi station to Chiba New Town Chuo station and the different is about two station between Shiroi station and Chiba New Town station. If I can express how far is it in Indonesian country, maybe I can say if my family in East Jakarta and my friend live in West Jakarta.

On the first meeting we have little conversation. But I am really happy I can speak English well and my homestay family also can understand what I said. I also can understand what they are talking about.

Welcoming party over and now I must leave my university and go to my homestay family house. About 20 minutes maybe by car, I come to my homestay family house. I’m really surprise with my homestay family’s house, because my homestay family’s house looks like my house but more clean and tidy inside.  It has two floor. On the first floor is for kitchen and living room. And on the second floor is for the bedroom. In my mind I will join my room with my homestay family room and sleep on the floor on futon. But my predict is wrong, they give me special room and I think it’s big enough likes my room in my home. And I can have my own privacy on my room, although I can’t close the door densely but its enough for me to have my own privacy. I also sleep on the spring bed not in floor on futon likes my imagine before.

Well the situation likes in my home. But the different maybe just in culture. I must follow all rules here and try to be polite person here. Really thanks to God already bless me until now. Hope I can live in Japan like feel at home.

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