Melissa's Pictures

from Japan

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August 25, 2009 August 27, 2009 September 9, 2009 October 15, 2009 October 24, 2009
November 2, 2009 November 9, 2009 December 21, 2009 December 23, 2009 January 18, 2010
February 19, 2010 #May 2, 2010

May 2, 2010

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Captions by Melissa

Host mother's bday dinner

Hiroshima Dome building

Hiroshima Peace Memorial

Japanese ritual with Grant Simon from Jacksonville

In Miyajima with the dangerous deers ;)

n Miyajima with my host mom

This one is dedicated to Bobby. It says Okonomiyaki :)

Beautiful sakura no hana fields in Nagano

With my adorable host sister on our first day of the new semester

Trying to be a guide lady

Nagano's most ancient school

Great fast food (obento Japanese style)

 

Ancient Japanese style performance

Shrine with the host mom

February 19, 2010

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Captions by Melissa

Downtown Barcelona

At a beach in Valencia

The hotel I stayed at in Barcelona

I went to a Rotary meeting in Barcelona

The staircase inside the Sagrada Familia

La Sagrada Familia

Shopping in Barcelona

Meet up with some cousins in Barcelona :)

Inside a Church in Barcelona

Beautiful Barcelona

Flamenco in Barcelona

Top view of La Sagrada Familia

Oldest hospital in Barcelona

Dancing the night away at a castle in Barcelcdlona

Had to call back home :)

Barcelona Sea

Eating the typical dish in Valencia, Spain. Paella and it's made of rice.

Valencia's art

Paella

Valencia's beach logo.

January 18, 2010

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Captions by Melissa

Getting my kimono fixed

Kimono group picture

With my second host family

My with host ojiichan

My Cambodian host sister and myself at the Shrine

Eating yummy snow

Skiing for the first time ever :)

Had a snow fight with my first host sister

Living the British life in Japan

The year of the tiger. Imitating the tiger ;)

December 23, 2009

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Captions by Melissa

Best method of transportation in Japan

Typical Big-sized Christmas tree at USJ

Loved downtown Osaka

Together at USJ with my host father

Host mom, host Cambodian sister, frosty the snow man and me

USJ Parade

There was snow on the floor in the morning. I was so happy.

I took this picture at USJ. Love these flags. These colors don't run.

This one goes to all the exchange students ;) (hint turn in your monthly reports on time)

Typical Universal Studios Global picture

December 21, 2009

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Captions by Melissa

At my favorite mall with the illuminations

Boat trip with host parents

I climbed a mountain. It took me two hours

At the mall with my friend

Christmas handbell concert

Dinner with both of my host families. Plus host grandpa and family friend

Hello Kitty popcorn machine ;)

At the trip with the crew

Yummy traditional Japanese sweets

Enjoying ourselves at a Rotary Meeting with, Grant Simon (Ponte Vedra Beach Rotary Club), Takuya Takahara (previous inbound in Florida 2008-2009), and the little brother

First time I did Karaoke in Japan

It snowed in Takahashi. First time for me to see snow falling. :)

Niimi Rotary Club Christmas Party.. I was a guest at their club

Pampering the best man in Japan

Got to love Yurika Ozaki's (inbound in Florida 2009-2010) country. Love this country, and flag

O-Matsuri (traditional dance at Japanese festivals)

November 9, 2009

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Takahashi Fall season

Takahashi Fall season

150 year old hotel

150 year old school

 Nature

 Nature

 

Traveling around :)

November 2, 2009

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Captions by Mely

Okayama Garden

Okayama Garden

On the train on my way to a trip

A cute clock in

Yonago City

With the crew of people in Izumo

With the Ancient Train wheel

At an AIDS campaign at the

 Okayama University

As always messing around with the host sister

My new boots :)

The yellow fish is named Bobby :) He is so cute.

October 24, 2009

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October 15, 2009

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Captions by Mely

Takoyaki Traditional Japanese Food

Miyajima with the deers

Fall Festival with the Kids

Hiroshima trip at the Atomic Bomb

 Memorial

Purikura my 19th birthday October 12

 

Newly Weds Japanese Style

Famous Statue in Miyajima

Asked to go on the stage to play the drums Japanese Style

Miyajima Statue

Miyajima Sea

September 9, 2009

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Captions by Melissa

TAKAHASHI CITY MAYOR

WITH HOST MOM HAVING LUNCH

SPORTS FESTIVAL WITH HOST MOM AND DAD

HAVING DINNER WITH THE FAMILY

PERIKURA WITH MY HOST SISTER

PERIKURA ALONE

August 27, 2009

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First Rotary Meeting

My first ¥10000 which is the same as 100 dollars. :)

My home

Host Family
Mom, Dad, Brother, Sister, Grandma, Grandpa, and Nuts

August 25, 2009

 

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Melissa arrives in Japan (with Grant from Jacksonville)

Scenes from Melissa's New Home