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I took MID-TERM of Econ 322 this Thusday... I hope I would get good score :) before taking the exam, I had butterflies in my stomach. Next Monday, I have another mid-term of Econ 121 again on web CT. I am supposed to study hard to prepare for it and also essay... but this coming weekend is Halloween!! I'll go to costume party with Thatcher nice pretty cool friends!! In Japan there is no Halloween party like America, so I wanna enjoy Halloween here XD


by y_u_b_o0912 | 2005-10-29 17:06 | UMass  

Nothing is impossible

Boston Career Forum
I met bunch of people who look like typical Japanese but speak English as realy Americans. They don't have any "Japanese" accents. Almost of people I met there were born in America or grew up in America and the other countries. I wish I could speak English much more fluently. The first day, I got depressed and disapponted at myself compared with them. And also I was impressed by those people. I was thinking that getting a job would not be so hard. Now I really disagree with this idea. I have to decide what I wanna be, what kinda job I wanna get, those stuff.

This is at South station in Boston. Changing leave color made Boston more beautiful :)
This weekend, I really had a great experience. I'm sure that it's gonna be much more important thing for me. I wanna study English, economics more and also I wanna start something new during my stay in America. I met frineds who is in Canada and talked about our lives and so on. We need big goals. When we had aims that was "studying abroad" before coming to US, we could work hard. But now I'm too lazy to do everything. Having aim makes me work harder and it is the time that I can grow up!


by y_u_b_o0912 | 2005-10-26 16:19 | myself  

Cultural night♪

Last Thursday, I was wearing YUKATA woth friends :) ate Japanese, Spanish, Italian, French, German, Chinese foods!Talked people, took pics! After the cultual night, we went around UMass caz we were wearing YUKATA :) That was fun!

I livein Thatcher that has some language programs such as Japanese, Italian, French, Chinase, German and so on. I really like to learn the other language, I'm thinking to study Spanish or Italian! But English FIRST >:-D

by y_u_b_o0912 | 2005-10-24 23:34 | Thatcher  


I love there, I can go the cute place everyday! I went there for the first time >:-D That was so lovely! lots of shops of cafe, pretty goods, clothes, halloween stuff, and so on. AWESOME☆ today I didn't have enough time to look around there a lot. but next time I'll be there all day long! I ate yammy ice cream and went to "OSAKA". I had a wicked cool time in Northampton XD

In 2 weeks, I have 2 kinda mid-terms, both are economics. Those are kicking my ass... I have to work hard but I can't concentrate :< next semester, I should take much easier courses.

I really like Thatcher >:D They are so nice and funny. I can't wait the community day! I'm gonna wear Yukata! Itz gonna be my first time to put on by myself...

by y_u_b_o0912 | 2005-10-19 15:08 | MA  

just be who you are

I talked friends about my personality that I can't say NO, I'm not godo at saying NO when I don't want my friends to do what they are gonna do. In Japan, people want the others to understand feelings without saying what they feel directly and they think it is possible. But here in USA, to protect myself, I have a right to say NO and have to say sth strong and direct. He said if I can't say NO, call him and he is gonna tell them not to do that. He also said that I don't need to think what they feel and don't need to worry about that as well. It takes time to become to say NO like him, but I'm sure that I will be able to say NO like native Americans! JUST BE WHO YOU ARE Thank you

I was afraid to know how much weight I've got since I came here. OMG. I got 2kg just in a month... I have to run, play basketball as much as possible and lose weight!!!!!!


Don't panic. My professor said to me caz I'm so behind the class. :-( He also said feel free to ask him questions about the lecture. There are 2 midterms in 2 weeks. I have to study much harder... Don't panic.

13th Oct is his birthday!! Martha n I gave him lots of chocolates, candies and "expensive" car( actually toy :p) hope he has a good year!



by y_u_b_o0912 | 2005-10-14 15:03 | Thatcher  


Yesterday I had a chat with my friends who takes the same econ discussion class. We were talking about the presentation that we made today. She is really nice and helps me a lot:) I told her that it was hard to make American friends who are not interested in Japan and Japanese. She said she couldn't believe that caz we were friendly and good friends!! I was really happy when she said so. When I was in Japan, I thought that I would have lots of culture shock in US. I don't think there are cultural differences between US and Japan than expected. That makes me happy. I don't say that there is no cultual difference. This is kinda culture shock that I don't get culture shock hehe:p


by y_u_b_o0912 | 2005-10-12 15:04 | UMass  


Thank you very much :) Lots of friends posted sweet comments and gave email. That made me happy. I noticed that I have nice friends in Japan and of course USA!! I wicked happy to be friends with you guys. Thank you.
This weekend is longer than usual, Monday is Columbus day :) Many students go back to their home :( I'm gonna miss them.

Yesterday, finally, I played basketball. It was my first time to play since I came here. It was really fun. I wanna play again and lot XD
Today, I'm gonna go to Conneticat(typo?) with Chris and Erin. I'm so excited besides raining!


I love Thatcher, UMass :c)

by y_u_b_o0912 | 2005-10-08 22:47 | UMass  


アメリカに来て、一ヶ月以上経った。早かったような長かったような。色々あったな、と懐かしく思ってみたり。最近チョットへ凹みの時期。天気も良くって清清しいけど、気持ちは晴れないまま。一ヶ月で自分はどんなけ、成長したんやろ?英語も精神的にも。周りにいる友達と比べると明らかに英語は下手っぴ。授業も大変。図書館行ったり、友達に聞いたり。毎日バタバタして、ふと考えたら、疎外感みたいなん感じたり、寂しくなったり、一人で何にもできない、弱い自分が情けなくなって、閉じこもりたくなる。ネイティヴの会話に入れなかったり、アメリカ人の反応、態度に一喜一憂したり、誰かにすがりたくなったり。カルチャーショックがそれほどあったわけでもなく、生活には慣れてきたと思ったけど、自分の弱いところがでてきた。置いてかれそう、皆にどう思われてるんやろ?面白くないから嫌われてるんかな。回りはすっごく楽しそう。友達の輪ドンドン広がってていいなとか思ってるちっぽけな自分。もうすぐボストンキャリアフォーラム。”なぜ留学したのですか?” ”留学で得たことは何ですか?”私は何て答えるんだろ?回りに甘えてばかりの自分早く卒業したい。


by y_u_b_o0912 | 2005-10-04 00:04 | U.S.A  

CTF, frige, baskeball, costume

It was fun :) I play "Capture the Flag". It was my first time to paly. There were two teams and, to the letter, whichever gets the other sde's flag, win. I tried to get the flag several times with some members, but enemies ran SOOOOOOOO FAST. and I tagged and went to JAIL. Finally, our team lost the game>< It was hard though. I wanna play again.

I'm thinkin to join the club, or group to play basketball or dance :) Recently, I have not got excersice. It makes me get fat :( and I wanna play basketball!! I miss playing basketball. sometimes I founfd the guys who were playing basketball or were going to play basketball. BUT, they were much taller than me and looked like strong and playing vwey well. I wanna ask them to paly basketball with.

I got the frige!! I can eat BAGLE with cream cheese every morning and milk. That make me happy :)

I was thinking what I was gonna wear on the Halloween(?). Erin suggested to be YURISQUAREPANTS!! Thatz so CUTE. I like her, and she said I can get the costume. I'm really excited about it XD I'm gonna be sponge bob!

I gotta write an essay>< I hope I'm done... It takes LONG time.. I wish I was much smarter..lol

by y_u_b_o0912 | 2005-10-03 01:20 | UMass