A Memorable and Heart
It was excited when I accepted to go Japan, Tokyo
for a week long home stay, cultural exchange program.
As an ambassador of Malaysia, to introduce our wonderful
country 'Malaysia' was my most pleasant, hassle-free
and multicultural society to my host mother Ayako-san.
During car journey to my host family house in Shizuoka-ken,
Susono-shi (located near to Mountain Fuji) from
Tokyo. I found myself surrounded by beautiful Cherry
Blossom & the spectacular Mountain Fuji. Friendly
& cheerful Ayako-san, she tried her best to
communicate with me. I enjoyed every moment with
her & her two little lovely daughter Miki-chan
I had noticed and learned that, Japanese family
member are very close to each other. At night, there
sleep together on a Futon (cotton-filled
matters). As what my host mother told me, the futon
will be kept and put into a special closet to convert
the room from bedroom to living and dining room
during daytime. This is because the spaces are limited
in Japanese house.
Beside that, my host had a special bathroom called
Ofuru (Japanese bath). This rectangular
tub is filled with hot water. Before get into the
tub, once washes with soap and rinses off while
sitting on a small little stool next to the bath.
After washes yourself or shower then only enters
the tub for Ofuru. The whole family will used the
same tub of water included me as a guest. It is
my pleasure to have this as a respect from my host
as I am a part of this family.
It was really a memorable and heart warming experience.
It was a sad feeling when I have to leave my host
family after spending a 10 days beautiful time together.
It was a poignant and touching moment, when I shared
with my family & friends back in Malaysia. Thank
you to Ayako host family member, Hippo Family Club
member (Japan) and not to missed the Titan Planet
I am really had a great time and cultural exchange
by: Saw Wen Nie - Manager