Some time ago, I was told that H.R.H the princess Raiyah was learning Japanese language. But she is doing more actually like being involved in activities in Japan presenting Jordan...and in Japanese language^^ Sugoi to omoimasu!! ^^ Watashi wa Princess Raiyah no fan ni narimashita! :D see the link below from the Japanese Embassy in Jordan website.
Afkar san-me-Alise san in Miyama/Kyouto Miyama is wonderful,,the nature there is unbelievable!!
..no comment..the picture is speaking-miyama
I love Miyama ^^
Going wild with the drums (taiko) ..sore sore!! .. We did a great performance with taiko..yea they trained us
With some cute kids that performed a great taiko performance for us. Their sensei is standing behind
Artistic ne~! ^^ - Byoudouin
With kind fishing ojisans in Kyouto
Kyouto city view from Kiyomizu-dera..wonderful view
Another nice view from Kiyomizu-dera
The..umm..the..the thing!^^; i dunno what is it called. Tell me if you know please!
Akiba-Very funny expression..dunno why i looked like this! lol i added my own drawing to it in white..i believe this is the closest anime expression to mine :p
Tokyo Tower ☆
Tokyo Tour with volunteers/lunch
LoL..In the NYC ice breaking games
Cultural exchange program - Youkoso Yorudan! ^^ ようこそヨルダン！
That's all folks! I hope that this enormous number of pictures wont put the blogger sever down!:p Such a great 21 days we had! I thank God that i finally made it! :) and I thank everyone who contributed to the success of this program. And ofcourse,alot of thanks to k-s,without your support in the supikon, i wouldnt have lived my dream in reality! ( ^_')b doumo arigatou gozaimashita!!!☆ (bow) see you next post and keep commenting! :D
While being in Japan, i wouldnt have sold this even for $10000!! My laptop charger,my camera charger,my mobile phone charger..all are completely useless in Japan without this small cheap piece!
Today's post star! ..really important!! my precious little thing! :D Back view
Outlets look like this
Because electric outlets in Japan are ones like the picture above, i was unable to charge my electric stuff which have our usual 2-pin shape plugs. Ofcourse, everything was ok as long as we were in the hotel since they provide ones..but in the 4 days we spent in the NYC (national youth center)..all my devices went dead because i couldnt find this precious plug anywhere in the shops near by...i missed alot of things that i should have taken pictures of because of this actually.
Front view :p
So when we returned to the hotel and finished our NYC activities, where would you normally head?? ofcourse to Akiba! i bought myself one from Akiba because i would need it in in the homestay and in the hotel in kyoto in case they didnt have ones. Totally useful small thing!! If you are going to Japan, bring one with you or make it the first thing you buy if you care about your chargable devices. ...And yea make sure that your device's adaptors support a range of voltage that covers the voltage used in Japan(100 volts input)!
maru take ebisu ni oshi oike ane san rokkaku tako nishiki shi aya butu taka matsu man gojyo setta cyaracyara uonotana rokujyo santetsu toorisugi hiccyoukoereba hati kujyou jyujyoutoujide totomesasu
Anyone familiar with this? It is the song that all kyouto children know. It counts kyouto streets in order, so it is said that if you know this song you wont lose your way in kyouto.
Speaking about kyouto, i recommend watching detective conan movie#7 "The cross road of the old capital" because it is full of places and information about kyouto.
A scene from the movie where a young girl sings the streets song
For me, i watched it near 1 year ago and when i came back from Japan i watched it again,i enjoyed it MUCH more in the second time...because it is really fun to see places in Anime that you've actually been to!^^ Also it is good to watch it if you want to know how to sing the above song!
Looking at my clustrMap i can see that my page is viewed from many places around the world. AND! looking at the number of comments i get i can see that only 3% or 4% of the total visits leave comments.
So PLEASE COMMENT if you visit my page and like the posts!! (^_^) It's 100% free!^^;
I noticed that recently i am blogging about Japan 99% of the time..and i actually enjoy it! But i guess i need to have some other topics. I'll try my best to invent new topics,no guarantees! :p mata ne~!
Hey everyone! here comes the first set of pictures of Japan. Those pictures are from the first 5 days. Enjoy!
Going into the plane from paris to narita airport tokyo. The real beginning of the adventure!So much excitement at this moment.XD
The start of a new day from above the clouds on the way to tokyo.
Arriving to narita airport. Seeing Japanese signs everywhere brought tears to the eyes! (I was still not believing im finally there and was waiting for myself to wake up to find that it was another Japan dream! lool ..but luckily it was real this time^o^)
On the way to ANA intercontinental hotel that is located in Roppongi. I guess this pond is part of the imperial palace...for me it looks like a sea of green tea!（^▽^）Ocha no ahamado san, at this point i remembered you! lol
The Jordanian me posing like Japanese ^^ This was in the international youth conference. During this event, i spoke Japanese like i never did before. And it felt good hearing "nihongo jouzu desu ne!" like 1000 times!..but it was very troublesome to keep saying "iie iie mada mada desu ne!" lool In this event we put on our national custom,,although the dress code was formal. We were told by ex-participants that we wont need formal clothes,only the leader needs to bring it,so no body brought it ..but it was required in many occasions! Thank God Japanese consider the national dress as formal! And for you who are going next year : BRING YOUR FORMAL CLOTHES!!
Seeing the sun for the first time in Tokyo..maybe that was after 4 or 5 days! The weather was humid and rainy most of the time, yet still hot...tsuyu desu.
The Discussion Session Environment course members.The institutional visit.This was the first activity of the busy discussion session days. Taken infront of the MIRAIKAN.
Inside the miraikan. There was an Asimo show,please notice it in the background because the background is more important here!:D ..actually we were not supposed to stop an watch it since its not part of the environment demonstrations..BUT all of us forgot all about the environment demos and came to the asimo corner! lol after all being with asimo face to face is a rare chance that i couldn't miss!! XD Unfortunately i only have this stand-still picture of asimo..other than that i only took videos of asimo in action.
Rainy night adventures in Tokyo streets. Most days we were busy in activities,,so we had free time during dinner time only in those days, so these pictures were from the Jordaninan delegation dinner hunting adventures lol Upper row : Dania san, Afkar san,Ahmad san,Leader san and Samer san. Lower row: Khalid san, Samar san and me san :p 2 people are not present
During one of the 2 free days. Finally my first encounter with Akiba!!!\(^▽^)/ Akiba discovery subgroup Starring : My boots, wasabi kun boots and ahmad san boots :D
Akiba. L in his original land! waah i always remembered death note each time we enter metro stations!!
Hi everyone!! i'm finally back from my 21day adventure in Japan. What can i say! it's a dream that finally became true^^ I returned home on the night of the 1st. Because we went through france,our flight was really hard.Tokyo-paris 13 hours flight, wait 9 hours in paris for the next flight,and 5 hours from paris 2 Amman...so as u see it was really 大変！
Regrading the previous post, im very sorry it was such short..but i swear i wrote it while my parents were waiting for me in the car outside to take me to the airport!! so writing that post was the last thing i did at home before i got to Japan.
During this trip we made alot of friends from many countries that were participating in the exchange program. For me, it was really a great chance to enhance my Japanese by making as much Japanese friends as possible. And yea,my japanese conversational skills improved...yokatta!
The youth conference and discussion session took most of our time,it was really fun working with people from around the world. In Tokyo,i was thinking : "i ain't leaving Japan without visiting Akiba and hachikou in shibuya".And i did ^^ may God bless the Ginza line!! (^o^) Actually i went to Akiba and shibuya twice :p ..other places i went to in Tokyo were odaiba and asakusa. Also, in Tokyo we met with our beloved sensei's T-sensei and K-sensei..Thank you so much for your visit!! we were very happy! (^o^)/
As for our local program, we went to Kyouto. Kyouto is the old capital of Japan.I can call it the traditional/cultural capital of Japan. Nature in Kyoto is amazing!! i can't describe in words, i'll let the pictures speak in the coming posts. To be honest, by visiting Kyouto, i realised that Japan is not all about Tokyo. Tokyo,being more advanced as i could see, is different than kyouto. But each one is special in its own way! Tokyo for the technology and high buildings, and Kyouto for its nature and temples. You cant say that one is better than the other.
Results : I even love Japan more now! ( ^_')b ..and believe it or not, i love Jordan more now too! Through our cultural events i came to know more about our "own" culture and i even like and respect it more now.
I wont put more pictures in this post, i'll just make it as an "I'm back" notice, and as a quick summary for the whole trip. Then i'll organise my pictures in 6 or 7 posts and publish them soon.
See you next post!! keep commenting!!mata ne~!(^_^)/