Friday, September 21, 2007

My two weeks in Japan - prologue: Kokoro

Salam friends,

I've created this blog sometime ago but never really started blogging or anything. This will change temporarily as I will be posting some pictures and accounts of my two weeks trip to Japan.

What trip? In July, I received a letter of invitation from the Japan Foundation to participate in a two week trip called the "Japanese-language program for outstanding students" 日本語成績優秀者研修プログラム starting from September 5th.

In two short weeks I had the experience of a lifetime. I've been to Osaka, Kobe, Kyoto, Hiroshima and Tokyo. I've met my friends and teachers, both Japanese and Jordanian and together we spent good times and made good memories.

Something I left part of in Japan

But that was the easy part! I knew from the outset that I'd have lots of fun. The challenging part was to learn as much as I can within those two weeks. I hope to share some of the fun experiences and learning experiences, and also the fun learning experiences.

To wind up this post here's a new song in Japan by Oda Kazumasa. I heard it the first time in the JAL airplane on my way to Japan and many times in supermarkets and kiosks and now I just can't get it out of my head. It has become the theme song of this trip . I couldn't find the music clip for 'kokoro' (the song's name) so here's the song used as the opening for a drama series.

Enjoy and expect more posts and pictures soon..

Edit note: I just noticed that the sign above and the song name are the same. This nice coincidence led me to change the post's title as you can see!