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International Delegates Testimonial

Konatsu Katagawa - Japan
 
片川 小夏










japan
マレ一シアが大好きになった。初めて一人で日本を出た。行き先はマレーシア。

行く前に資料で少しマレーシアの事を調べてみた。いざマレーシアに着くと自分が思ってたものとは全然違っていた。

初めての事も、すごいと思った事もたくさんあった。車が速い。海がキレイ。食べ物もフルーツも本当においしい。辛いものも、やっぱりたくさんあった。日本料理を食べることもできた。

特に驚いたこと、それはマレーシアにいる人たちはいろんな国の言葉を話すこと。タミル語、中国語、マレー語、英語。それに日本語を話せる人もたくさんいた。私はそれに甘えてしまった。もっともっと勉強しておけばよかったと思った。そうしたら、あの時もっと自分の気持ちを伝えられたかもしれないと思った。

私の心に一番残っているもの。それは、スウィーさんと一緒に行った老人ホーム。スウィーさんとスウィーさんのおばさんは、施設の掃除を手伝ったり、おばあさんやおじいさんたちの手助けをしていた。おばあさんたちもとてもうれしそうだった。お互いを支えあうところを見ることができた。普通の旅行では知る事ができない事をたくさん学ぶことができた。

みんな本当にやさしくて、2週間はあっというまに終わってしまった。みんなに伝えたいこともまだまだたくさんあった。今はお世話になったみんなに心から感謝している。特にホストファミリーのカロルとその家族には、貴重な体験をさせてもらった。本当にありがとうございました。

片川 小夏 (2006年8月)




I've become to love Malaysia!! This was my first trip to a foreign country by myself . The destination was Malaysia. I had studied about Malaysia before I left Japan. But the impression of Malaysia was very different from what I'd thought.

It's my first time experiences overall, some of them made me so surprising. Example people in Malaysia drove cars very fast, beaches are so beautiful, especially fruits are so delicious. Yummy! Some foods were too hot for me. I could also eat Japanese foods in Malaysia. It was a really good stay.

I am very surprised that people in Malaysia speak several languages. It's very nice to know that. For example they spoke Tamil, Chinese, Malay and English languages. Most of the people who I met there spoke even Japanese!!! I should have studied other languages before I visit Malaysia. If I could speak them, I might have been able to tell them what I thought.

The most impressive thing happened to me when I went out with one of my host friend named 'Sweat'. She brought me to visit a home for the old people. We help them to cleaning up the place, we all felt very happy.

I had learned a lot in my homestay to Malaysia. If I choose to travel in a package tour,I couldn't know all those things. Everybody was so kind to me. Two weeks flew very fast and I'd still have a lot to tell everyone.

I really appreciate all of you. Especially my host Ms. Carol and her family member! Thank you very much for everything you have done for me. Terima Kasih!!

From Konatsu Katagawa - Aug 2006
 
Koen Van Gurp - Netherland
 
Koen Van Gurp
The 2 days Malaysia kampung homestay, I have really experienced the "real" Malaysia! My host family was very hospitable and friendly and took me around the kampung. I have been biking through padi fields and have been playing football with the locals.

I managed to practice a lot of Bahasa Malaysia and can say that I have many new friends now!


The whole organization was perfect; from choosing the family to arranging pick up. And even a lift all the way back to KL! GREAT!!
Terima kasih banyak banyak dan jumpa lagi :-)

Koen van Gurp
The Netherland - Nov 2009
 


    
  

 
 

Malaysia Homestay Testimonial
My great dinner before a trip to Kuala Selangor for Fireflies watching.
(Left to Right: Carol, Konatsu and Sweat)


Malaysia Homestay Testimonial
Kuala Terengganu trip to the beach
with Wan's family


Malaysia Homestay Testimonial
A visit to Kuala Terengganu Malay village to see how 'Keropok Ekor' was make! An educational trip for me.

 
 
 
  Malaysia Homestay Testimonial
Group picture with host family at food store after our local lunch

Malaysia Homestay Testimonial
Malay Kampung houses at where I am staying

Malaysia Homestay Testimonial
Group picture with my host family at Malay kampung house

Malaysia Homestay Testimonial
My great time of playing football with the locals and meet a lot of new freinds

Malaysia Homestay Testimonial
A visit to a local chicken farm

Malaysia Homestay Testimonial
Biking trip around padi field with my local friend