Sunday, August 17, 2008

I'm home

I am in my hometown.

After saying goodbye to mentors and teachers, we ate lunch at the airport. Almost all of us ate at Potbelly. lol
I went to sleep as soon as I sat down on my seat on the plane. And I was so tired that I didn’t even notice that the plane took off.

I arrived at Narita Airport and went home. I ate sushi for dinner and spoke to my family about my trip, showing them the pictures I took.

Yesterday, I went to my father’s hometown and met my grandfather and grandmother on my father’s side. And I gave some souvenirs to them and my cousins.

This trip is my treasure. I could experience many things. I want to go to America again and I want to stay longer!! I miss you even now... I want to keep in touch with mentors, teachers and AGU members. I will continue blogging.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

We are MPP!!!

In the morning, I had blogging class and listening and speaking class. After I ate lunch I visited Hornbake Lirary. There were many books and magazines and newspapers written in Japan after the Second World War. It was interesting because there were a lot of things which is not in Japan.
Afterwards I went bowling. I bowled with Senpai, Paki, Ryohei in a lane and I was last placeL

We went to some stores to buy souvenirs such as foods and cloths. I bought many snacks for my friends and family.

I went to Indian food restaurant and I ate curry. It was very delicious!!!!!! I want to go there again!! After that I went putting and it was very exciting!!! Sae and Sachi and I are not good at putting… So we are MPP (most poor player)

Today is last day and I am going to go back to Japan yesterday. I really enjoyed this program!! Thank you, mentors, teachers, AGU members, and everyone I met!!

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

last day in DC

In the morning I had blogging class and listening and speaking class. After that I went to Potberry with Sachi, Sae, Sahori and Sanae. We ate sandwiches sitting on the grass. And then we drank bubble tea. It was very good. Afterwards I went to the Capitol Building. It was so big. I thought I have to know about politics much better. I walked to the White House and took pictures. Then we return to College Park and ate dinner. It was delicious. Some AGU members and I talked with Sachi and her boyfriend (I’m sorry. I forget his name.) He will come to our university in September! I was glad to see them.
Today was our last day in DC and I don’t want to go back to Japan….

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Nikki's house

Yesterday, we went to Nikki’s house!!! Her house was very big! I was surprised because there was basement floor and I can play many things such as billiards and pinball.

First, I played badminton. And I ate a hamburger, a piece of watermelon and so on. It was very delicious!!

After that I played pinball with Ryohei, Sae, and Sachi. Although it was difficult, it was very exciting!!!! I like it.

Then I went to outside and lay down on a hammock. It was very comfortable.

Finally I talked with my friends on the sofa.

I was very enjoyed yesterday!!! It was so exciting that I can't write all things! I want to go to Nikki's house again.Thank you for your inviting, Nikki!!

Monday, August 11, 2008


I went to the National Museum of American Art. There were a lot of beautiful jewelry and cute picture of animals at this museum.

After that I went to Washington Monument. View from tpo of this was nice!

And I went to Lincoln Memorial. It was bigger than I expected.


I met mentors at the Quality Inn at 11:30 ant traveled to National Museum of the American Indian. After lunch I went to National Gallery of Art. There were so many arts that I couldn’t watch all arts. I backed to College Park and played volleyball. After I back to the Quality Inn I drew some picture with Sae.


I met mentors at the Quality Inn and went to Baltimore by bus. First I went to the American Visionary Art Museum. There was a funny shop at the AVAM. I bought some souvenirs. Masahiro’s creature was so nice!!!

Then I walk to inner harbor for lunch and I ate a crab cake. It was good. There was many costume players at there. It was interesting. And we took water taxi.

Afterwards we watched a baseball game between Orioles and Texas Rangers. It was so exciting!!!! I want to watch baseball games again. And fireworks after the game was so beautiful!!! It was so exciting day!!


Thursday, we went to IDB and ate lunch. Three employees speak about IBD. I was glad to see three Japanese employees. After that we went to ZOO. I watched some animals.

I backed to College Park and played volleyball. It was so exciting!!! And I ate dinner at Potberry. I ordered sandwich and shake. It was so delicious!!!

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Newseum and Billiard

I had a class in the morning. I discussed about media. After that I took a bus to metro station and went to Newseum. It was nice. There were a lot of newspapers of the world in this museum. The most interesting exhibit was about September 11th. Afterwards, I went to Chinatown. In a store in Chinatown, there were very interesting things! After we took a rest, I went to Asian food restaurant. I and some of us ate bento and most of us ate ochazuke. It was very delicious! Then I came back to College Park and played billiards. It was the first time for me to play billiards. It was difficult for me. Fist I and some girls practiced but we didn’t know how to play it. So Senpai taught us. Thank you! After that we played two games with other people. It was very fun!! My team was with Mike. I couldn’t get point but Mike helped me. So thank you, Mike! Although I came back to Quality Inn at very late time, I had a lot of fun!!!

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Exciting day!

In the evening I went to volleyball court at Maryland University with Nikki and nine of us. And Nikki’s friends, Chris came to play with us. After we practiced volleyball, we played three games, listening to music. It was very exiting!! My team, team grass, was champion! Then, I played card game with Nikki and badminton with Sae and Sanae. I want to play sports again! Afterward, we had pizza party at Nikki’s apartment. Pizza was very delicious. I met her roommates and they were very friendly. I talked with them. I entered Nikki's room. It was cute! There were a lot of photos in her room. Pizza party was also very fun! Yesterday was very nice day!!!

Tuesday, August 5, 2008


Yesterday, I met students at the University of Maryland studying Japanese. I went to Stamp Student Union to eat lunch with two girls, Misa, and Sae. And we talked about many things such as family, American and Japanese culture. We could know each other and enjoy talking. After that we backed to the hotel and we went to Kennedy Center for a free jazz concert! Kennedy center was very big!! I like jazz very much and the concert was very good!! Afterward, I ate sushi for dinner. Miso soup was delicious because it was similar to what I eat in Japan. And the sashimi was also very delicious! I arrived at the hotel at about eleven and I went to a coin-operated laundry with Sae. We finished washing at 2 and we went to bed at 4. So I feel sleepy but I have a nice day yesterday. And I want to enjoy today too!!

Monday, August 4, 2008

Alexandria and Georgetown

I went to Alexandria and Georgetown yesterday. Alexandria was beautiful. I went to church and then, I went to art museum and some shops with other 4 girls and Joe. In art museum, handmade beads were very beautiful!! I ate sea food pasta. It was very delicious. After that I got on board a boat and watched very nice view. In Georgetown, I sat down on the grass with Nikki and other 6 girls. We play Crazy Eights and Wink Killer. Nikki taught us how to play Crazy Eights. It was very fun!! We ate Mexican food for dinner and it was delicious. I had a great time.

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Arrive at Maryland!

Hello! My name is Kei. This is the first time I go to outside of Japan. My first impressions of America are that there are a lot of pretty things and that American food is very big. I was a little tired because of jet lag yesterday. But I slept well so I am fine and I am looking forward to everything I experience in AGU in America 2008. I want to know American culture and brush up my English skill.