Greeting to all! A very good day to whom-so-ever it may concern
First and foremost, I am very thankful to AFS, the Malaysia Education Ministry and also, not to forget the Japanese Government which so warm heartedly welcome us, and tour us around this beautiful and unique country. The two whole weeks I’ve spent in this country had passed so soon, its sad, yet the memories are so beautiful. It was hard to believe how fast time flies, this trip was indeed an eye opening experience.
After the pre-departure orientation camp, my family and I sent me to the KLIA international airport. Worry was of course something essential, for the weather in Japan is different from the weather here in ...view middle of the document...
Kinkaku is a actually popular name for one of the main buildings of this temple which is also known as the Rokuon-ji Temple. In the 1220’s it was the comfortable villa of Kintsune Saionji.
On the 6th of December, we dropped by the world famous Hiroshima city. Firstly, we visited the Peace Memorial Park which is a large park in the center of Hiroshima ,Japan. Dedicated to the legacy of Hiroshima as the first city in the world to suffer a nuclear attack. There are a variety of monuments and buildings in the park, each dedicated to a different aspect of the bombing. Among them were the Genbaku Domu ( A-Bomb Dome) , Hiroshima-Heiwa-Toshi –Kinenhi (Cenotaph for the A bomb victims) and the Children Peace monument. Let all the souls here live in peace, for we shall not repeat the evil. In the Peace memorial museum, I was quite shocked to see the pictures exhibited in the exhibition hall, the were many wax figures and material witnesses of the atomic bombing. The damage done by the atomic A-bomb was so catastrophic that the conviction that humanity cannot coexist with nuclear weapon.
Back at the hotel, when we had our study group, the chaperon requested us to talk about our previos experience in the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park. Most were expressed with a hint of sadness in their voices. We were at Miyajima too, the O-torii gate was something I couldn’t forget, wild deers were prancing around , they were such friendly and beautiful creatures. We walked all the way back to the ferry. The history and tradition, blue seas, mountains and greenery...oh-so- pretty.
At the Jenesys festival,there were severala cultural stages performance , Namely, Australia-The land down under, India –Barso Ray, Malaysia-Citra Warna Malaysia , Indonesian heritage, A multicultural NZ event,Jota Quirino by the Philipines, Thailand’s Rabam Ton Worachet and last but not least the well known folk song of Japanese harbor town...