Hello to everyone at FFE! My name is Josh and I`m from the United States.
I`m spending my summer break in Japan.
I live in Seattle but grew up in a small time in the southern United States, where the weather in the summer is a lot like the weather in Kyushu - hot and humid! In fact, there are many things here that remind me of my childhood home, like the trees and the sounds of the insects.
In America, I work in a school, teaching language and speech to preschool and elementary school students. In my spare time, I like to cook, hike, and learn Japanese.
I have already been able to sample quite a bit of the local vegetables.
So far, the Japanese pumpkin and plums have been my favorites.
I am excited for us to be able to learn about each other`s culture and language through fun outdoor activities, cooking, and eating.
I think the best way to learn is by doing!
After the summer school at Yurarikko, I will be doing sightseeing in Honshu but I am sure nothing will be as fun as these two weeks in Munakata.