Ai's Slideshow
Omura



Comments or Questions

What a wonderful video! I lived in Nagasaki-ken years ago as an ALT on the JET program, and it made me natsukashii to see the airport. Now I teach Japanese at Wilcox High School in Santa Clara, California. I hope my students will be able to learn much about Japan from your and your classmates' videos.
- Rushton

Thank you for your comment. I am happy that my vidio made you natsukashii. Which part of Nagasaki prefecture did you live?

I spent a year in the Goto Islands (Fukue-shi) from the middle of 1989 to the middle of 1990. It was a wonderful year, and I made many good friends there. I expecially enjoyed the natural beauty of the islands, from the beaches to Onidake! I wish I could go back there every year for a week or so! I think the history of the islands is especially interesting, as well.

- Rushton

I have never been to Goto Islands. But I know Goto is a beautiful and many people like Goto's beaches. I want to go there. Have you ever had Goto Udon?? I like Goto Udon. It's very good!
-Ai

You should definitely go to Goto when you get the chance - it's a wonderful place. I did have Goto Udon, and enjoyed it very much. Before I moved to Goto, I thought I didn't like seafood very much, but very quickly became a big fan of the fresh fish there!

Thanks again for taking part in this exchange! I hope to see you in February.
- Rushton

I want to go to Goto if I have a chance. I like seafood also. Nagasaki is famous for seafood.
--Ai

Wow! I never knew that people have built airports on the sea, I guess I never thought about it before. I don't travel very much so it was nice to see the variety of pictures you had to share, especially the ones with fantastic views and flowers in them. It's a shame that on my Japan trip in February, I won't be able to go and see the cherry blossoms. Thank you for sharing your hometown, it's a really nice place. =)
-Claire

It's a pity that you won't be able to see the cherry blossoms this time. I hope you will have another chance to see them in the future. I want to know about your hometown. -Ai

I come from Sunnyvale, California, it's a small city so not much really goes on. However, near the Sunnyvale train station there is a really bustling street. It's filled with all sort of foreign restaurants and a few shops. Most of the restaurants are Italian or Korean, but Sunnyvale in general has several really good Japanese restaurants. My community itself is filled with all sort of ethnicities as well. And here's a fun little fact, the first pong machine installed in America was installed in Sunnyvale.
-Claire

What's pong machine? Have you ever been to Japanese restaurants there? Do you like any Japanese food? Your hometown, Sunnyvale sounds interesting for me. Because I like foreign restaurants and shopping! My favorite foreign country's foods are Korean food and Mexican food.
-Ai


Pong is one of the first arcade games made. It's where you and another player (or a computer) hit a ball back and forth until someone scores a point. Oh yes, I've been to a few of the Japanese restaurants in Sunnyvale. I like Japanese food, especially Tempura and Yakisoba. But I must admit, I have yet to try Yakitori and Okonomiyaki, but they look really good. I also like some manju buns, but I'm especially a sucker for things with adzuki in it.
-Claire




Your town looks very nice, due to it's location near the sea, and the serenity that was shown in these pictures. The sakura blossoms that were shown were in full bloom? Or not? Regarding the middle school, why is it that there is so little greenery, like grass, but there is plenty of sand mounts? Are most schools in Japan like this, do you suppose? The first airport on the sea looks pretty nifty, although the concept kinda scares me, have you ever been in the airport? The view would be pretty wicked ((slang in America for "cool")). That was a wonderful slide show, i would love to visit your home town.
-Bryan

The sakura blossoms were not in full bloom. I took this picture of them before they become full bloom. Most Japanese school's playgrounds are basically sand. I don't know why. The airport is quite safe. I flew in and out a few times myself. The view from the airplane when you are landing is nice. How is your hometown?-Ai

My home town is in SanJose, in the non-urban area. We live in a small mobile home park, where everyone knew everyone. The location of my hometown was lovely, there was always nice greenery and clear skies. I lived a few blocks down from a nature reserve and a horse ranch, so I get to see my fill of interesting plants and animals. Also, the mobile home park was placed next to the Guadalue river, which meant that I lived next to a levy, the view of the river from there is amazing at sunset, I should sent you a picture of it. I've never been on an airplane before, it's not that I'm afraid of riding one, it's just that I don't really have the money to travel anywhere. I've always wanted to be on an airplane though, high above the clouds, high above everything, that would be heavenly. Have you been outside of Japan? If so, where? I would love to know.
-Bryan

I am interested your hometown. I want to see Guadalu river and sunset. And I like horses! I don't like to ride an airport. It is tired to sit long time. But I like to travel. I have been to Australia for sightseeing twice. Also I have been to U.S. When I was a high school student, I stayed in Washington State for a year as an exchange student. And I traveled to San Francisco with my hostfamily.
-Ai




Omura looks amazing! I wish we could stop by Omura on our February Japan Trip. Your middle school is very cool looking, like something from a movie. I also like that it is near the ocean, because I love the ocean. Do you go in the ocean often? I hope to one day see your hometown. Thank you for showing us your hometown.
=)
-John

Thank you for your comment. I love the ocean too. I like to swim in summer. And I also like to see sunset from the ocean. The sky become orenge. It's very beautiful! Are you good at swimming? -Ai

I like the ocean as well. The sky sounds very beautiful. Yes, I am good at swimming, I was on the swim team for my high school and also on the water polo team. Do you play any sports?
=)
-John

I know water polo, but I've never watched this game. Tell me more about it. I used to play ballet. Recentry, I like to play badminton and bowling with my friends.
-Ai


I can't wait to see you in February. Water polo is a game played in the pool with seven people on each team and you can't touch the bottom of the pool. The object of the game is to throw the water polo ball into the floating net, with only one hand when throwing and catching. I like bowling and bidminton as well. Do you do any other kind of dance like hip hop dance? I love hip hop dance.
=)
-John



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