To my (awesome) second family in Bellingham, 09.08.2015
So, today is the last day of my study abroad in the U.S. I feel this 5 and half months was soooooooo fast! It’s like just one month!! The first day I got here was 31st, March. I arrived here and chose my room, then went to watch tennis match, and ate a hamburger for a dinner! That was the beginning. Actually I couldn’t understand English very much, so I was just nodding for any responses. Sorry about that. BUT!! Each of this family members were sooooo NICE and KIND!
Mom (Jill) chose easier words when I talked to, and described MANY words for me!! Also made me laugh a LOT!! I’m sure that I laughed everyday when I saw you. It also made me relaxed! ALWAYS!! You taught me how much learning English is FUN!! And, when I had a lot of homework, you encouraged me always, and supported me. I don’t know how much you helped me, because I know it’s many many times! And gave me many positive advise for everything. You were like a real mom!
And about my homework. Janette helped me!! That was very great help! Also thank you for sharing your manicures! I love coloring nails, so I was sooooo glad to use them. I just remembered about when we went to the mall at the very beginning and did shopping. At that time, I was still nervous, so I couldn’t response very well, so that was quite silence, I think. But actually I enjoyed it!! Just because of nervous and lack of English skills. And gradually, I became used to speaking, so now, I can talk to you without hesitation!! This is one of my BIG progress, right? 🙂 And! I imitated your saying sometimes! So now some of your words/responses are also mine! And those are really helping my English conversations! Thanks a bunch!
And dad (Greg) taught me very interesting things. You know many things! So I was surprised. BUT…actually I understood 60% of your saying even I was nodding. (Now I can understand 85% though.) Hopefully I can understand 100% when I meet you in next time. I got motivation to study harder!! Also thank you for taking me to go to hiking! I love nature! So every time was relaxed time for me. (Although I forget some names of trees which you taught me.) That was one of my favorite time!
I’m sooooooooo lucky that I could be a part of the family. (Really short time though.) I could eat a lot of AMERICAN food and watched movies!! Those memories are my precious treasure now. I don’t know whether this letter can tell you about my feeling, BUT, the clear thing is that I spent a very HAPPY and FUNNY time since I came here. This is not a last parting, I’ll come back someday with much higher English skills. At least one time I wanna spend Christmas in here. haha 🙂
Lastly thank you for giving me very NICE and COOL room during my study abroad! I LOVE this room! soooooo much!! That’s why I did cleaning this room many times! I survived with this desk to finish my homework. I’ll never forget! about this, this room, this house, this house location (LOL) and this family!! I’ll remember when I feel not positive for studying English or get quite low points on English tests.
Thank you very very much for everything you did. It’s time to sleep, actually now is 4:00am on the leaving day (9/8). Yes, you know, I’m not a morning person 🙂 okay! See you soon! I’ll send letters sometimes! -Love Ayano