Saturday 4th August, 2018
I arrival at the airport at about 6AM, 30 minutes early according to the captain’s explanation. It was a little cold here and I shivered in the morning in the cold air but I felt relieved to stretch out my legs after sitting in the same seat for about 10 hours.
The woman who greeted us after I we came through immigration is a kind person and I think some anxiety was removed when I met her.
We enjoyed a walk in Brisbane and we were given free time at Queen Street Mall. I walked around with Kousuke, Akira and Ryo. There, we saw some shops in Queen Street, but we didn’t buy much. Finally, I bought a T-Shirt and two packs of gum, Kousuke bought a Juice what I don’t remember and I forget what Akira bought.
After free time, we went to MFAC by bus but I slept because I was tired due to the short sleep on the airplane. So, I don’t know what happened on the bus.
After arriving at MFAC, each host family came to pick us up. I was picked up last by Ms.Sylviane. I talked with her on the way to my house, but I regret I couldn’t check an email my host family had sent to me 10 days ago.
After we arrived at my house and got to know the unique and cheerful family, I any nervousness I had disappeared and we had a good time.
Y.H (H1 boy)
Sunday 5th August, 2018
Today, I went to a music contest at MFAC. Ela, my host sister participated in the in the contest. She plays the trombone and her performance was wonderful.
We had lunch together after we came back home. I ate a salmon, avocado and lettuce bread roll. It was delicious!
In the afternoon, I went took the host family’s dog for a walk with my host parents. The dog’s name is Dixie. She is so cute (ブサカワ in Japanese) I love her!!
Later, I went to the evening portion of the music contest and after that we ate “Hungry Jacks” for dinner.
One day feels so long here. I’m looking forward to the coming days in Australia
N.A (H1 girl)
Sunday 5th August, 2018
I went for a walk and could hear the sound of birds. The birds sung loudly, and my sleepiness was gone.
In the morning we went to Coolum beach and saw the beautiful sea. In spite of being winter, there were lots of people enjoying swimming and surfing at the beach.
After that, we drove to Mount Coolum National Park. The view from the mountain was so beautiful, so I took lots of pictures.
In the afternoon, we went to Coolum beach again and took a walk. We walked to the viewing platform. We could see the sea, and it was so beautiful.
After we got back home, we watched cricket. The family taught me about the rules of cricket, so I could enjoy the game.
The dinner was steak. I wanted to eat Australian beef, so I was so happy to eat it. The dessert was pavlova which is a famous kind of cake in Australia. The pavlova was so tasty, and I could enjoy it.
I enjoyed the day in Australia, and I’m very happy to be staying with the Slattery family.
A.W (H1 Boy)