Friday, February 24, 2006

It's Official...

So I've known for a couple months now... (because Ale spilt the beans)... so I'm going to Japan!

Okay to be perfectly honest... I was kind of upset at first. Not because I didn't get Austria or South Africa because frankly I don't know if going to South Africa with all the English speakers was good enough for me. But I think the real upset came from the fact that Japan is soooo immensely different and I know nothing about it. I mean the language, the people, the culture, the history, you know everything! It's interesting because in Second grade before we made a class trip to Yohan Plaza (this Japanese culture center) Mrs. Peietz (haha) made us watch a movie all about the lifestyle of the Japanese people. They talked about going to school on Saturday and how school was like 9 hours a day. I can clearly remember turning to Lauren G. and saying "I'm so glad I don't live in Japan." *Oh yes Julie 2nd grade is clearly coming back to haunt you now*

Gradually as the idea of me living in Japan for an entire year began to set in... I began to realize how amazing this opportunity is. I'm going to learn Japanese; an important language to know in the long run. I'm going to live and learn like a Japanese person... isn't that sound dorky?

So anyway my mom bought me that Rosetta Stone language learning software... its pretty cool I learned to count to nine... inci, ne, sen... i dont know 4... go, roku, nana, hachi...i dont know 9...juu
And my exchange student pal from Japan, Yurie has been helping me.... KONNECHI freaking WA...
So yeah... thats about it but Im going to update again soon...
oh and I have my Outbound Orientation...

Poor Japan...here comes Julie... haha