Saturday, May 30, 2009
This is Toshi, my homestay student from Japan in 2007, (not to be confused with Toshi, my current homestay student from Japan). Toshi arrived in September 2007, for a one-quarter cooperative course of study between the University of Washington in Seattle and Ritsumeikan University in Japan. Toshi is an outgoing, friendly young man who was an excellent student. He has a positive outlook and a zest for life and wasn't shy about learning and speaking in English. Athena doesn't usually let my homestay students hold her, but she liked Toshi! They say that when an animal likes you, it's proof positive that you're a good person! The quarter went all too fast and before we knew it, it was December and time for Toshi's farewell party. My Korean students (brothers, Hyun Wook and Ki-Bum) cooked a special Korean meal for Toshi. And soon after Toshi was boarding the shuttle bus to the airport!