|American History since 1865||10:00A.M.-10:50A.M.||MWF|
|Enlish Composition 1||11:00A.M.-11:50A.M.||MWF|
Since yesterday regular classes have started. Classes for Monday and Tuesday were introducation. Some are hard for me, but I have to tackle them.
I had Web Publishing class today. It is one of the easiest, because I have some experiences of building websites. The instructor uses the e-learning technology called WebCT. This is amazing. We access the website of WebCT for our class and can get much information such as syllabus and assingments. Since I'm interested in computer technology for education, this class make me very curious.
I woke up almost at noon. I had to take placement assignments, so I finished them in Admission Office. After that they gave me a campus guide. It was small, but I like it. I'm looking forward to classes. Also, I was infroduced so many people that I couldn't remember which person is who. Anyway I'd like to remember them through the life here. By the way most students will come back on coming Sunday, the previous day before classes start. I heard there is one Japanese student. I specially wanted to meet him.
To my surprise, he came to my room in the evening. By chance the soccer coach who is hosting him home came to university with him. Then the guy who guided me on campus told him about me. We were talkative. He told me a lot about this university in Japanese. They were so brilliant for me. I'm very glad to come here.
My brother sent me off at the nearest statition. From there I went to Shinjuku Station and transfered to Narita Express. In Narita Airport, I received my ticket I reverved and had a lunch. I ate spagetti. That was my last meal in Japan. After I bought some Japanese sweets, I got on board the plain for Cicago. It was my first experience that I got on the international plain. It took me about twelve hours to get to Cicago. The city was much snowed. It was very fresh for me, because I grew up in the place where it snows a few times a year. During connection time I ate a hurger in Mcdonal's. It was soltier and its hamburger buns were thiner than those in Japan. Getting board, I slept at all. I might be tired so much.
On arrival at Moline Airport, Admission Dean at The Franciscan University had come for me. We shook each other by the hand. She is a powerful woman. After we asked a clerk in the Airport to bring my suitcase which they lost, we went to Durham Hall, which is the dorm on the campus and where I'm about to live a life in America. I subscribed a resident paper and fell into a deep sleep.
I had my hair cut in the nearest barber shop from my brother's apartment, which was most likable shop I ever used. The barber, however, told me at the just beginning of cut "You may have had many troubles with this unruly hair." What? Did he mean I had many bullyings at schools ever? I feld displeased at first, but devoting myself in barber's chair was pretty comfortable and his servise was still nicer. I have had mem's barber cut my hair a few times, so I guess many women's barber didn't understand what mem feel comfortable. I forget that first bad impression. I may want to come here again after American life.
Tonight I emailed all my friends that I will leave Japan tomorrow. I was very pleased to have many responses. I will do my best in America.
Our mother sent us to Sakaide Station before sunrise. We went to Okayama by a train called marine liner over Seto Inland Sea. After that we had three-hour-long ride to Shinagawa. It was pretty beautiful that the sun came out from sea horizon.
We arrived at Tokyo before noon, and my brother went to his school. As for me, I went shopping in Shibuya. I bought several things necessary for my abroad life. Then, my friend in Unga emailed me and said he won't be able to let me stay in his apartment on the day just before I leave Japan, because of this exam schedule. We promised to play pool, so we decided to do it today. I went to Kashiwa in the evening and spend hours with him. It was very fun.
Actually, my grandparents have been admitted to a hospital. They were allowed to spend the year-end and New Year holidays at home, and we send them back to the hospital. They weaken too much. I really hope them to take care.
In the afternoon, we went for train tickets for both of me and my brother. We decided to leave Kagawa on Monday. If we could, we want to use a plain, but the airline bookings for Monday was full. For him, this is going to be the first opportunity to use a rapid train, called Shinkan sen. And we will travel for hours for the first time only for ourselves.
I will get back to Kagawa in more than half year. I hope I will be able to get back safely.