This was my first time to travel abroad alone, but I definitely did not feel that way once I arrived.
Everyday, I met different students, experienced new things, ate delicious food, and as I explored different places, I fell more in love with the country, the people, and its culture.
As I immersed myself in the Japanese culture, I’m reminded of how it fascinated me way back when I was in middle school.
This was an absolutely incredible vacation, and I can’t wait to go back.
Teacher MG in Japan 前編
Ever since I told you that I would be coming to Japan, you have been so helpful in giving me advice and instructions on planning for this trip.
You made sure that I was safe and not too tired, and you took the time to bring me to al the next meeting points.
Ms. Chieko, I don’t know what I would do without you.
You are such an amazing person and I appreciate everything you have done for me. Thank you for letting me stay at your home!
I’m grateful for all your concern, patience and understanding.
You’re really like a mother to me.
Every lesson I have with you, I learn something valuable, and this trip was no different.
I never imagined that I could go to such a beautiful place to experience authentic Japanese culture.
You were always mindful of my safety and my health, just like a loving mother.
Kanazawa was a highlight in this trip, and it’s all thanks to you.
You took me to all the best places and you let me try the best food.
You’re great at what you do, and everywhere we went, you could answer all my questions.
I loved meeting your family and sharing a meal with you.
I’m thankful to have met you!
Thank you so much for making this dream come true!
Can’t go to Tokyo without going to Tokyo Disneyland and Sea!
Ms. Miyako, you knew my journey and how I felt before the trip, and you helped me plan my schedule and gave me great advice!
I knew that Disneyland would be the best place for us to meet personally for the first time.
I enjoyed every minute with you.
Age didn’t matter, because we both felt like little kids that day.
I’m so thankful and glad to have a such a bubbly and a joyful friend like you! Disneyland was great, but going there with you made it even better.
Even though I met you only recently, I feel like I’ve known you for a long time.
You’re such a kind and friendly person.
Thank you for taking me to the park!
I honestly love parks and nature spots and I haven’t been able to enjoy natural beauty for a long time, so you brought me to the perfect place.
Even though our time together was short, I enjoyed all of it!
I’m so glad I got to see you!
The best part was that we got to go to animal cafes!
As I was preparing for this trip, I remember getting very excited when we were planning our itinerary for the day.
You gave me once-in-a-lifetime experiences and I know that I will always cherish it.
Thank you for being so patient with me when I didn’t know where to go or what to do next. You were so helpful and considerate.
I really appreciate you taking the time to go all the way to Tokyo to meet me.
I enjoy every lesson that we’ve had, so meeting you during this trip was definitely a highlight.
I’m so grateful to have met a person like you!
What a way to start the day!
So it’s my turn to see you in your home country!
From the initial planning to the very last part of the trip, you were so helpful.
Thank you for always looking out for me and making sure that my schedule fits.
I always enjoy our time together, whether it may be in Davao or in Tokyo, but seeing you in Tokyo was extra special.
Thanks for introducing your crazy roller coaster ride to me, and I’m sorry for all the screaming.
And, you were a great tour guide for all of us!
Thank you for being a big part of this trip, Tad!
I was so happy to see you in person!
Thank you so much for taking the time to meet me, even though your home is so far away from Tokyo.
I really appreciate it, and I had a great time with you.
Going around Tokyo and sometimes getting lost was an adventure, and you were right there to experience the moment with me.
It made me feel much better! You are such a kind and smart person.
Thank you for taking the time to meet me, even with your busy schedule!
Even though we don’t have lessons as often now, I was really looking forward to meeting you, and I finally did! I love how warm-hearted you are.
Thank you so much for your support, Ms. Yoko!
I’m so glad I got to meet up with you, even for just a short time.
You will always be my most unique student.
I was thrilled to finally see you after all these years! Thank you for meeting me!
I’m really glad we got the chance to have dinner together.
You have such a great personality and I always enjoy our talks together.