At school on Friday we split into two groups, I was in 1B. I met a girl called Mizuka. She was very cute and for lunch I went back to her class and stayed with her. She is so cute and we are ‘cleaning buddies’. (Hannah)
On Friday night we went to a games centre, we did rock climbing and obstacle courses like Kidsspace. It was lots of fun. Some went to Studio Alice and dressed up in kimono and had photos taken, we also wore dresses. Some went to a park and played death frisbee! No one died! Some went to a shopping mall, ate massive creeps and spent their money at a huge games centre. Some watched tv.
Some of us ate Italian, some ate at home, some Japanese, some had really tasty steak at a Korean type BBQ, some even cooked (deep fried) there own food at the restaurant table!
On Saturday we all went to Universal Studios Japan, it is in Osaka and we were there almost all day long. There were lots of rides, some of us went on Hollywood Dream – a high speed roller-coaster, Space Fantasy – a roller coaster in the dark – it was mesmerising, there were rainbow asteroids and crystals, little stars and flashing lights and mirrors. It was stunning.
On Jurassic Park you go in a boat and you see all of the dinosaurs (just like in the movie) and then you go into a factory area. Towards the end a tyrannosaurus tries to grab you and just then you go down a 90 degree drop. A photo gets taken of you, you look paralysed.
Jaws is based on the movie, you go on a boat, sometimes there is water squirting up, and you see things. At the end a shark crashes into the boat and water splashes you, the pier catches fire and you can feel the heat.
Back to the Future is about a time travel machine that gets stolen and you have to go after it, there were dinosaurs, there was smoke!
The Snoopy Ride is like a Chairoplane except you ride on Snoopeys! It was the best! It had Snoopy and Snoopy is so good!
At Universal Sutiods there was a parade – we took photos!
Hannah, Azu, Eleanor, Karin, Tia and Karuko went on the Spider-Man six times. It felt like you were moving really fast, our car moved around like there was an electric bolt. The super villains were very realistic. It seems like we were actually a part of what was happening.
On Sunday Neel and Ronald spent the last day with the host family heading to Nara. Nara is very famous for temples, wild deer and it’s beautiful landscapes. They saw the giant Buddha in the temple. Mrs Daws said that the curls in its hair are the size of … something big, like a person’s hand. The deer were cute, they weren’t very hungry when we went but some were really really hungry. These ones just trot along behind you. We fed the deer deer biscuits. You could even pat the female deer without getting hurt. The male deer were aggressive. When we were about to leave Nara we took a rickshaw – a traditional limousine – we were pulled by a very strong man who told us that each rickshaw nowadays costs over ¥2,000,000 ($200,000). It took about an hour to get out of Nara, it was interesting everything seems to take an hour! Some went to a taza pool and Ms Lowe is too frightened to ask what that was about.
Tom and Ethan went to the Hot Springs at a hotel in Kobe. It was very fancy, they watched Sumo wrestling on TV. They had a massive buffet dinner on Saturday night with huge crabs, all sorts of crab, it was delicious!
* Photos to follow in another post!