I am back in the USA. This is uncanny. That week went by so fast. I arrived at my house on Sunday around 2 pm and was received with a giant hug from my father. After telling him about Japan and showing him everything I bought, I went to bed. I woke up at 10pm! I felt like it was early in the morning. Oh, jet lag…it is hitting me hard. I have become nocturnal. I woke up that day wanting to go out and just walk and look at the scenery but realized that I was no longer in Japan, and there was no more tall buildings everywhere with pretty bright lights. Yup, I miss Tokyo and the people already.
Today, I took the bus to come visit my friend at USC and give her a souvenir. I might not have known how the train worked over at Tokyo very well, but I do miss how fast they are! I missed my first bus coming to USC and had to wait 20 minutes for the next one. Yeah, I’m back in Los Angeles. There are some things that I missed from home though. The food for one. I am allergic to fish so I could eat virtually nothing whenever we went out to eat together. Luckily, I still got to eat Japanese food! Ramen, curry, non-fish sushi. :D
Look at this menu from the first sushi place we went together as a group. It was made just for me ! Everything crossed out I could not order. ;<
Back at home I could eat anything, and everything is back to “normal” portions. Yum~
Still, I do miss Japan and I am glad I got the opportunity to meet so many people on the trip. I will definitely be visiting again soon and hopefully make new memories and learn new things. I’m sure I did not learn or see everything in Japan in just one week!
Till then, it was nice writing these blogs. Can’t wait to read what next year’s students will write!
All the best to everyone!