Japan 2012; an epic adventure post 12

From the journal of Christopher Sanford Beck on October 21 2012

This morning, we all slept in until around eight thirty and had frosted flakes for breakfast. Catherine, Atsushi, Ayana and I all jumped into the car (Yatchan had gone to work), picked up some hot cocoa at Star Bucks, and drove off to Reiko, Momoka (11), and Keito’s (14) house where I was going to spend the day. After spending a bit of time visiting and sipping our cocoa, Catherine and the kids left leaving me with the Yoshida family. Reiko (Momoka and Keito’s mother) had planed a great day for us, and I couldn’t wait to begin! Getting into the family van, we drove to the Sports Entertainment Centre where we spent the morning playing ping-pong, pool, target shooting, basketball, tennis, badminton, volleyball, video games, batting and pitching, and rollerblading! Needless to say we all had a great time and I would love to do it again! Returning to their (Reiko, Momoka, and Keito) house, Keito and I played video games together until Reiko’s sister and her children came over to celebrate her (Reiko’ sister) birthday. We had oishii (delicious) sushi and even more oishii cake! Once we had finished supper, the adults visited for a while and us kids went off to play. After a while, Catherine picked me up and we headed home. It had been such a great day and I am so thankful towards the Yoshida family.

Thank you so much for reading this, I am back from my trip to the mountains and will try to post every day. I love writing and want to pursue a career in it so I appreciate feedback, especially critical feedback! Please fell free to share this blog with all of your friends and colleagues since it is very helpful to get lots of different feedback. Thank you!



4 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by jacquee on March 5, 2013 at 7:49 pm

    Glad you had a nice holiday in the mountains! Did you do much skiing? Your day with Keito & family sounds like a VERY active one! Did you win at playing pool? Did you have to drive far to get to Reiko’s home? And last, but not least, what is ioshii?? It couldn’t possibly be a fish if it was in the cake as well! hugs J


    • It was a very good trip! I skied almost everyday but had to stay at home a few days because of an injury! The day with Reiko’s family was amazing, and wasn’t that far away. I dot remember who won at pool but I think it was Keito. Oishii means delicious. Thanks for your comment!


  2. Posted by ecosophian on March 5, 2013 at 8:49 pm

    Hi Christopher … as always, enjoying your writing! One suggestion: you do a good job of listing the various things you saw, ate, and did in Japan; perhaps you could add some reflections on how you felt, what you thought, issues of culture, similarities and differences with Canada, etc. Not just a list of events, but more on what they meant (and mean) to you. Does that make sense?


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