It has been officially 3 months since I left Australia, and since then I don’t think I have been able to sleep in past 9pm even once! I have school 6 days a week, but only until 12:45 on Saturday.

After school every Saturday, I have to go shopping to buy obento (packed lunch) ingredients for my week’s lunches. I have salad, rice and meat every day, I feel so healthy. Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday I go to club activities with the Japanese culture club.

We learn sado (Japanese tea ceremony), ikebana (flower arrangement) how to wear kimono and yukata, and some other activities we haven’t done yet. On the 6th of June, we even travelled to Kyoto after school on Saturday to make traditional Japanese sweets called wagashi. Everyone was surprised by how good mine were, considering I am not Japanese!