I love this photo – it’s exactly how I will remember this year – smiley, fun, good-natured students, and friendly, fun and helpful teachers (see the vice-principal on right). I have avoided mentioning the school’s name on this blog so far, but the whole year has been such an overwhelmingly positive experience that I want to mention it now. Thank you, Hokuto High School.
I want to thank everyone at Hokuto High for being such friendly and fantastic people. Even though I was only there for one year, they welcomed me like one of their own. Teachers chatted to me in the photocopier room, at sports days, in the corridors; students shouted “Hello, David!” every time they saw me at school, and ran over to chat whenever they saw me outside school.
The students were humorous and smart, and made me laugh with their work – here’s an example. The comic reads from top to bottom, right to left:
I also want to thank my friends, who have been great craic all year – here’s a last purikura of the group of 6 I hung out with most.
Sayonara, Japan. And thank you.