Me in Japan

   Rotary Youth Exchange student Dereck tells all of his trip to Japan for a year. Can you manage to figure out the typos???
Tuesday, April 05, 2005

Still active

I have not forgotten the many events taht have occured in the trip to Japan, In fact I continue to use my experiances and share them even though I have been back from teh my exchange for quite a long time.

I have just recently been to a class at a local university and was given the opperunity to tell an interested class of students about my trip and observations. They were all very interested and attentive and I was surprised how well my memory is holding up to the test of time.

But I can tell my Japanese is slipping, I was able to recall how to write on teh board some phrases but they were very simple and it took some time to do. I have been talking to my friend who speeks japanese quite well and I couldn't remember some words off teh top of my head I had to look them up but tehn was able to recall saying them on whatever occation.

It is scary knowing that the Japanese i struggled with so long is slipping and all I need to do is pratice, and practice I plan on doing.

Thursday, December 02, 2004

I finaly got my transcripts from Kumakou, I had to take teh lead and do the talking myself with my Homeroom teacher in Japan but I finally got it settled and I will grtaduate this year with all my credits! ^__^

Yay for Transcripts! Now i am starting to writ letters to people in Japan telling them how I am doing and asking about what is goign on, I still talk to a friend, Harada Quite often though.

Sunday, October 31, 2004


After starting school for my senior year in America I come to find out that Kumakou has not and will not send a transcript for my year! This means that without such a paper I can ot grauate on time! this is bad people, very bad.

I have not used all my resources but I am comming close, my school has taken over the search for the ilucive trancript. The school was told before I arrived in Japan that I will not recive a Transcript when I leave Japan and never told me! Lucky for me my school here in American is doing a really good job communicating with Kumako about this and they are slowly getting INformation out of them, I have no fear about getting my papers,the wuestoin is when... I wanted to have my collage apllications done last month... apply for early action and scholorships. without a transcript and my junior year, may places are not even leetting my file my application!

Poor stupid me. I thought Kumakou had already sent my transcript before I have even left Japan so I didn't worry about it, I should have had a copy of it in my hand on the plane while coming back to America! Now I have something to write about for a while at least!

Speaking of which, a person from contacted me about me publishing an artical or two for their site. It appears to be a newer site that needs work, but it could come out good in the end. It dosn't have any content, but it does have ads comeing out every corner. Every site needs to start somewhere right? If only I had an e-mail to write directly back to this person that contacted me. I may have hidden my e-mail too well from the bots. It is my FIRST name(printed at the very top of the site on right) at . I will have to think up something to write for them. I can't wait.

Thursday, August 26, 2004


I got my second box in the mail today! it came via USPS this time though. I now hav emy kendo armor and 2 freinds that want to learn kendo!

Monday, August 16, 2004


One of the 2 boxes I have coming from Japan has arrived today. It had all of my school work and books and other small stuff in it. That should tell you how long it takes to ship things via surface if you go to Japan and have to send things home in a box.


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