Saturday, August 16, 2008

Thank you!

I arrived at my parent's home at 8:00 p.m. I was very tired so I felt aspeep soon. But because of jet lag, I woke up 2:00 a.m. and I can't sleep now X-( !!

I had a very good time in Maryland. I found an aim in my life in this program so this program was so fruitful for me! I want to come back to MD someday. I was glad to see you. I love you Nikki, Mike, Joe , Hether, Nina and AGU menbers! Thank you so much!! See you again ;-)

Thursday, August 14, 2008

I want to be a baseball player

Yesterday we went shopping. First, we went to typical American supermarket. I bought a lot of snacks for my friends there. I was surprised that there were such big meat. One piece was twice the size of my face!! After that we went to Target. There were many kinds of things such as clothes, shoes, food, toys, furniture and so on. I bought some accessories and I had a good time. Then we went to batting practice. I really enjoyed it!! Senpai and Hippo taught us how to play it but I couldn’t do it well and I felt frustrated. I will go to a batting center in Japan and practice hard!! I may be able to hit homerun next year. Afterward I spoke with Tomoko and Emily about our future. It was a meaningful time. I am glad to meet AGU members, mentors and teachers. This experience will be my precious memories. Thank you very much!!

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

a dream place

Yesterday, we went to the Capitol and the White House. I had been looking forward to visiting there the most. The Capitol was so big and beautiful. There were so many paintings and bronze statue and I felt as if I were in a castle. White House was put a fence around the garden .So we could see it from far away but I was so excited. In the evening, Joe showed us many pictures which he took in many countries such as Japan, Italy, China and so on. It was interesting for me. I want to visit many countries some day.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Nikki's house was neverland

Yesterday we went to Nikki’s house. Her house was so big and beautiful and her family was friendly. I played there wii, billiard, pinball and so on. Kyoko and Masahiro taught me how to play billiard and I practiced but I couldn’t play it well X-( Dinner was so good!! I ate a hotdog, corn, chips, seafood salad, potato salad…. After that I went outside and talk with some friends about many things such as alien and Japanese singer. Emily said she saw an unidentified flying object twice!! It was so funny but I believe her. I want to see it one day. I had very very good time!! Thank you for inviting us!

Monday, August 11, 2008

my happy weekend

On Thursday, we went to the IDB. We had a very good lunch there. And Japanese staff of IDB gave a lecture to us on the role of the IDB. It was very interesting for me. I want to know more about it, so I’ll send e-mail to them. On Friday, we went to Baltimore. First we were dropped off at the American Visionary Art Museum. The gift shop in it had a lot of funny goods so I was so excited!! Instead of seeing arts, I spent all my time in the gift shop and I bought so many gifts for my family, my friends and myself. At Baltimore, there were many people who wore costumes of Japanese animation. They were so sexy and funny! We took some pictures with them. In the Saturday evening we played volleyball on the campus. Our team won almost games and we were champion! In Sunday evening we also played volleyball and basketball. At that time Tomoko taught me how to serve. I couldn’t it well but it was fun! I want to practice more and more. And basketball was also fun! I had a so good time in my weekend!!

Thursday, August 7, 2008

who is mafia??

First, I apologize to Nina because I overslept yesterday. I should endeavor not to do that.
Yesterday we went to Newseum. I saw many things such as picture of 9/ 11 and Pulitzer Prize-winning photographs. They were shocking to me and I feel sad. I thought that I want to and should study about the world more and more. After that we went to Chinatown. We ate delicious Chinese food. I liked it very much! Especially baby corn was very good. After the dinner we went home and played card games with Nikki and her friends. We played mafia and spoon. It was very exciting for me! I had a very good time. I want to know more American games and enjoy playing those.
It had past 7 days since we came here which means we have finished half of this program. I want to learn more about the U.S and enjoy the rest of my Maryland life!!

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

sushi in the U.S.

Yesterday, we met UM students who study Japanese. I spoke with two UM students, Tomoko and Tomoya. We talked about music, sports, college, etc. They said they liked Japan. I was glad to hear that. And we played billiards and bowling. The two boys were very good at billiards! They taught me how to play it. I couldn’t play well, but I had a good time. At 4 p.m. we met the mentors and went to the Kennedy Center for a free concert. We heard the jazz ensemble of the U.S. Naval Academy Band. It was so exciting!! I love drums so much. So I was happy to hear that. Afterwards we went to a sushi bar for dinner. American sushi was so colorful and strange-tasting! It was really fun! There are many interesting foods in the U.S. I’d like to eat more various foods

Monday, August 4, 2008

old town

Yesterday we went to Alexandria and Georgetown. First, we went to Christ Church area in Alexandria. We heard history about this church. Afterward we went to shopping. I bought clip, sticker and ling there. They were very cute and I like them very much! I ate pizza for lunch with Nikki, Kyoko, Ayumi, Tomoko and Misa. We ordered spicy pizza with shrimp, creamy pizza with broccoli and salad. They were very good!! However some girls said spicy one was too hot and drank water very much. After lunch, we went to Waterfront and rode a boat.. I had been looking forward to ride on it. But I became sleepy because of sway of boat and freeze, so I couldn’t see scenery from boat.

Saturday, August 2, 2008


Hello. I am Lisa. My major is international politics. I chose this program because I want to have more opportunities to speak English.

I arrived in USA yesterday. It’s my first time to come here. When I arrived at the airport, I was very tired because the seat on the plane was too narrow and I couldn’t sleep well. However at the moment I met mentors, I cheered up!

After that, we looked around in Washington D.C. A row of house along the street was very cute! And I was so excited when I looked WHITE HOUSE!! I am looking forward to visit there in this program.

In the evening, I went to noodle for dinner with Joe. I ate cheese pasta with beef. It was very delicious! I want to eat it again. Afterward we went CVS and I bought water and strange drink which makes us up.

It was a nice day for first day. But I am afraid of making mistakes when I speak English.
I want to speak English more actively.