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Here, our hybrid American-Canadian team of enthusiastic and adventurous young professionals, along with our lovely, talented and fearless team leader, will share cultural experiences and engage in unique vocational learning opportunities.
If you have come to this site, you are likely: a Rotarian, family member, friend or colleague of one of the team members, or... are just plain blog-curious. Either way, we encourage you to check our site often to learn about us, follow our progress as a team and of course, keep in touch as we explore Japan.
We thank Rotary in advance for the adventure of a life time and to all readers, we invite you to share our excitement and join our journey.
GSE Team Japan 2009
GSEチーム ジャパン 2009
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Monday, November 30, 2009
Saturday, November 28, 2009
Teddy Bear: The best shopper ever. He was too tired to sing with us the first night but then showed us his singing skills on karaoke night #2.
And thanks to our GSE team members who also made this trip wonderful. We will all stay friends forever.
Friday, November 27, 2009
I had the pleasure of staying with the Ozeki's for one night before the official conclusion of our exchange. After meeting the Ozeki's at a party at a fabulous and ultra modern restaurant (La Casa), they welcomed me into their home. I couldn't believe my eyes when I got home to find a box of doughnuts waiting for me. I guess the Canadian love of doughnuts is recognized worldwide. While only there for one night the Ozeki's made me feel very comfortable and cooked a delcious breakfast. They also attended our farewell party which I found very touching. Thank you to the Ozekis.
Thursday, November 26, 2009
Happy Thanksgiving to all of our friends and family from Japan! We enjoyed a wonderful dinner last night at the Cafe de la Casa in Konan city with many members of the Konan Rotary Club and their spouses. Too much to our surprise, they had a whole chicken cooked just for us. Ben carved his first chicken and we enjoyed every bite of it as it was delicious. Evonne and Ben also had the honor of opening the champagne bottles to celebrate and we even ended the night with a pie... a delicious chocolate pie. Thank you so much for remembering our holiday and celebrating with us!