No I didn’t. But it did get your attention.
Actually, it probably didn’t.
Goshers I am one crafty blogger.
But seriously. I have 42 days left (or something like that) untill I leave and nothing seems to be happening. I did get a new packet yesterday from YFU, but there wasn’t really anything in it. There was a packing list, but I can’t help but feel that, considering it was intended for kids going for either a summer or a semester, that my packing needs as a year student might differ. In addition to that, it included some tips on Japan (The most respectable tip being “Get into an aspect of culture other than Anime/Manga. The two aren’t as prelevant in Japanese culture as you might think.” I can’t tell you how many times the anime craze has driven me crazy. Why couldn’t it be from Korea or something instead?) and a small book on Japanese and Japanese helpful phrases.
And the most ironic thing had to be the packing list, which said “Pack according to the climate of where you’re living”. One of the tips of the tip page was “You may not get your host family until the day before you leave”. How the heck am I supposed to pack according to the climate of where I am going to live if I don’t even know where it is that I am going to live?
They also included a small slip of paper in the packet which they had added at my request saying “Get in contact with Colin” or something like that. And I guess my mom sent them the wrong e-mail or something because on the bottom of the paper it gave an e-mail that was not my own :/