The day had finally come. Today was the day that no one was looking forward too. It was going to be the last time where I would walk up at 5 in the morning, get to school by car, train and walking and being greeted by the smiling faces of the students and the teachers.
The school day began normally. I waited for ISSA at the train station and we both walked to school. ISSA is one of my best friends that I made in Japan. He is someone that I am never going to forget. Sadly, he was unable to come to the farewell party due to his badminton match. We had a normal school today, However, today everyone was going around giving gifts and saying goodbye to our amazing friends that we had made in these two short weeks. I wish we were able to stay longer!
Before the photos even started, our faces were all drowned in tears. Saying goodbye is always the hardest part. Even though we were only here for two weeks, these two weeks were the best. As soon as we walked in to the cafeteria, we were welcomed with our suitcases on the side. That is when reality officially hit me that I was going to leaving soon. The farewell party was fun where I got the opportunity to talk to my friends and reminisce all the memories that we made together over these short two weeks. Doing a cultural performance and giving a speech in front of everyone is what I was dreading the most. But I am glad that in the end everything worked out well. Not long after that I was drowned in tears while hugging Rie and saying goodbye to everyone. By the time we were on the bus, my was were puffy from all the crying. Honestly these two weeks felt so short. I wasn't ready to go back home. I am honestly grateful to be given this opportunity to come here as I made a lifetime of friends, family and memories.
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