So in our school, we have a trip for three days in the beginning of the year to get to know all students in middle school. There are three destinations that you can go to, Wakasawan, Green Echo and Awaji. I went to Green Echo last year and we went hiking and did other activities. It was probably the most fun trip although I have only been on two. This year I was going to Wakasawan which is in the southern part of Japan. I was roomed with Chae Young, Sawa and Haruki. The people who were on the same trip were very nice as well, so that made the trip even better. Ebba was on the trip as well so I was very happy.
When we arrived after the three hour bus ride, we started getting our room ready and ate lunch. Since I am vegetarian I brought my own food for the cafeteria there to make but I didn’t like the food anyways. When we were settled, we had to build rafts out of the material they provided. It was quite simple since they gave us the base and the rope… but it was still great team building. We were in different teams and we used all of our skills to make it work. When we got on I realized that my skin was too sensitive for the water there because the water had too much salt or something, so I had to get off the raft and sit by the beach instead. When everyone had gotten off, we had some beach time and just talked to each other. Then we ate and practiced for the next days talent show. That is when the teachers asked me to gather a team to sing so we could show what people could do for the talent show… We sang shake it off. We just had to improvise on what song to sing so that was the one we ended up singing.
Waking up the next day was horrible because the beds were so horrible and hard so I had slept very uncomfortably. The first thing we had to do was Japanese stretches and then eat breakfast. I was too tired to do anything but it was okay since I had my friends there. That day we were going cutting (type of boat). It was very fun however it was raining so it was also cold. Later, we went on a hike which was my favorite part because I love hiking and the view was magical! I really think it was the highlight of my trip. We also did some lab experiments on the water there to find plankton but nobody found any in the microscopes. That night, we had the talent show and I was the MC which is the person who announces everything. I did that with another girl named Yumi. The talent show was a blast because many people were doing comedic acts. Nobody won because we didn’t want to choose winners but everything was about having fun and I think everyone was happy about it. T
The next morning we woke up, ate breakfast and cleaned up. The people who had to clean the toilets were Sophie and I. I was so scared because I am really not the kind of person who ever likes public toilets so cleaning them was even worse. I managed although I was almost puking. In the end, I think it ended up okay so I was satisfied. When we got on the bus, I sat next to Ebba and we were so tired so we slept the first 20 minutes, but then we talked with the rest of the people. In the middle of the bus ride, we had a stop to eat lunch and go to the bathroom. I ate potatoes because it was the only vegetarian thing I liked. Ebba and I sat with the teachers who are honestly so fun because they are very funny to talk to. We then got on the bus and then we hung out and sang and stuff… All in all, the trip was amazing and I got to know the seventh graders better although I am not in their grade.