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.