Yesterday. Was the last day I could go to the training center. =[[ 4evr.
Haha, but really. They are closed on the 10th-13th for some exams that are going on and no one else is allowed on campus. So, it'll be room workouts for the rest of the time here.
I have to say, I choked up a little when I told the staff of the gym that it would be my last day there. There was just a little sadness caught in my throat when I was telling them. XD One of the trainers said she learned a lot from watching me though! And that was really exciting. So, I hugged her and picked her up. And then I picked up one of the dude coaches and that surprised him. lolol.
After, I went around Seijo and got a present (CHOCOLATE) for the International Exchange Office. They've done so much for all of us. I wish I could bake them something instead. ^__^
In the evening, it was my going away party, hosted by Okuma sensei and Yamamoto sensei. I always ran into them at the gym when they were getting ready to play their daily ping-pong matches. I got there kind of early after dropping off the chocolate and helped set up. Asato san caught me setting up and said I shouldn't be the one setting up for my own party. Pffft, I couldn't just sit there. lolol.
There was so much food that they brought, I couldn't believe it. And a lot of people showed up! It was really exciting. Here are some pictures that I'm taking from Facebook XD:
I'm really digging the look I'm giving Mitchell:
All-in-all, it was a very awkward moment. lololol.
I think my favorite comment was Moe's, when she said that we ran into each other at the training center, I always yelled her name and rawr'd. ^___^'
It was a really nice party though. I was so happy that a lot of people showed up. I'm really not used to the whole party for me thing thoughts like "Will people show up?! Will they have fun? Will I get to talk to everyone?" w00f. No wonder I stopped having parties. It's too stressful XD.
Yuka gave me an amazing purple fanny pack. You bet the penny at the bottom of your purse that I'm gonna rock that in the US.
After, as the party ended at 7:00 P.M. sharp, just as Okuma had planned, a bunch of us went to karaoke ^__^.
This post is full of bragging. Just because I can, man. I thought, man, I shouldn't write all of this. I'm just being all narcissistic. But you know, this is stuff I want to remember! So if I'm feeling down, I can think back: Hey! People liked something about me. And can think back to these awesome days and be happy again. ^___^
Today, I went to Kamakura and Enoshima with Chen, Daan, and Walter. Chen was so awesome and made out an entire plan of places to visit for us all. ^__^
For truth: I am Temple'd out after this trip.
THE SEA! On the train:
Before Big Buddha.
But these were Buddha's sandals. No wonder he hasn't moved from his spot, they're all the way over here.
The writing on the right...is supposed to be the same as the writing on the left.
I asked Daan if he could make this picture of a stone more interesting:
It was actually the best sushi I've ever had. The fish quality was so good and the fish pieces were actually really thick. You could definitely taste the different between each sushi piece.
lolol, I spent a lot here. Worth every yen.
Oh hai, birds.
Crossing the bridge to get to the small island:
Sadly, the cave that Chen wanted to go to was closed, so we headed back.
Grant was up there!
One of the most fancy stations I've seen:
Seriously, temple'd out. lolol. I feel so beat right now with all of the excitement these past few days, so I'm sorry for the lack of enthusiasm in this post! I was so sleepy today, haha. ^___^'
Tomorrow, I've reserved the day to go out by myself and do what I want ^___^. I said goodbye to a few people, but now it's time to say goodbye to a few of my favorite places.