Hi everyone, Mae here. I hope you all had a well-spent Obon week and summer vacation. I`ve spent most of my Obon holiday swimming at Suma and Asagiri beach. And last week, I had a wonderful time in the lovely onsen town of Kinosaki!
Greetings all, I hope you’ve been well! Some of you may know that I dance salsa and for those of you that don’t, I dance salsa. I recently went to Bangkok, Thailand to do a dance performance with my dance team. I was supposed to fly Wednesday night but when I got to the airport, I forgot my passport! Oh no! I changed my flight to Thursday morning.
How was your Golden Week? Did you travel abroad or did you stay in Japan? My plan for Golden Week was to have no plan. I’m planning a trip to Thailand in June for a salsa performance so for Golden Week I only went to the gym, had dinner with friends and practiced salsa dancing. To practice for the performance in June, I met with one of my dance partners in Kyoto during Golden Week. Since I had gone all the way to Kyoto to meet her, we decided to have lunch after practice and enjoy the...
Hello everyone! Tamara here. I hope everyone enjoyed their Golden Week vacation! For (the end of) Golden Week vacation, I went to Taipei! It was my first time to go to Taipei and I had a great time. I went to many places and ate lots of delicious food. Some of the most well-known spots in Taipei are Taipei 101 (one of the tallest buildings in the world), Jiufen (九分), the National Palace Museum and Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall. The building designs are beautiful and very different from...
Hi everyone, Mae here. I hope you’re enjoying the warm weather and the lovely spring colors around the city. Two weeks ago, my Filipina friend who lives in Nagoya decided to spend her spring vacation here in Kobe. I haven’t seen her for three years and it’s her first time to visit Hyogo Prefecture. Spring is such a beautiful season to take a stroll so I took her to some must-see cherry blossom spots in the city.
Hello everyone! Tamara here. Hope you had fun with your own hanami events! This year, the cherry blossoms were a bit later than usual, but they were still very pretty. I went to a few places this year to see the cherry blossoms, but it was my first time going to Himeij Castle to see them. There were a LOT of cherry blossoms trees everywhere. Most of them were light pink and white, but there were some pink cherry blossoms, too.
Hello everyone！ This is Maria. This winter holidays I stayed in Kobe. I celebrated New Year with my friends, and on January 1st I went to Ikuta shrine for “hatsumode.” I wanted to know my new year’s fortune and really hoped to get the “big luck”, but I got only a “small luck” which said I should study very hard T_T
I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year! This year, I returned to my hometown of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania in America to visit my family for Christmas. It’s been two and a half years since I went back, so it was an interesting experience. I first landed at JFK Airport in New York and met up with my brother whom I haven’t seen for five years. We ate pizza before taking the train from Penn Station back to Harrisburg.