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I am surprised - it is August already!
I came to Japan last August, so I have lived here for one year already!!
I have travelled to many places and seen many new things in this year and I still like living in Japan very much.
August is a good month - it is very hot and it is fun to take trips by the lake.
Sometimes I went down to the lake and joined the boat club students for practice after school.
I like to talk English and Japanese with Muro Sensei or ride on the boat with Kurumi Sensei.
But I got bad sunburn on my feet - we have to be very careful with the sun!!
I really enjoyed kayaking with the students again this year.
We went from Makino to Nagahama; I did two trips.
The first was just practice with a few boats and members of the boat club.
The second trip is at the end of August and students have a long holiday in August, so I had a lot of free time to enjoy travelling and hiking.
There are many interesting temples and shrines in Japan.
I like these twisted trees - they remind me of films by Tim Burton.
One very interesting thing for me was eating noodles at a river resturant.
They have special tatami floor built over a small river where you can sit and eat
It was beautiful and a very nice place to have lunch.
At the end of August it was time for the second kayak trip, but this time it was much bigger with all the second year students and more boats.
Many parents also helped!
Kayaking is hard work, but very relaxing and fun too.
I love nature and I am very happy when I see animals or birds (or insects).
There are many birds flying over the lake
It is interesting to see them, but students told me they were 'bad birds' who damage the islands on the lake.
Summer by lake Biwa is great, and I'm very happy to be in Imazu and to teach you all in the Junior High School.
Let's have more fun with English this year too!