How does it feel to live in a foreign country?
I’m Keiko. I’m a soul level animal communicator.
I received an e-mail from my friend who lives in the States.
She told me that her daughter is going to Japan for two years. She is studying Japanese alphabet which is 52 Hiragana and 52 Katakana.
I think it's quite a long time to live in the foreign county for two whole years. My friend told me that she is going to miss her daughter terribly, but I think this will be a wonderful experience for her daughter.
When I read her e-mail, I was thinking about how I was when I came to Canada from Japan.
In the beginning, there was the fear of the unknown, but everything was so much fun, and I remembered, every time I found out new things I was so excited about that.
When I think of it now, I couldn't speak much English then, I can't believe, how I made it through.
When I came to Canada for the second time, I came here with one suitcase as a student and stayed for one year.
I didn't know anybody, so I asked the host family (through school) to pick me up at the airport, but my suitcase went missing. It was late, I didn't have any change of clothes, I kept repeating "Pajama," but nobody understood my English.
I asked my host mother to contact the airport about my suitcase. She talked to the luggage people, and she was told if I paid $500, they would find my suitcase. I was shocked to hear that, but so was my host mother.
In the end, my suitcase was in Korea, because I used a cheap Korean airline. Next day, my host mother called the same place, but this time, it was a very nice person, my suitcase came back to me within a couple of days.
In my case, the first two months was the hardest, but there were so many things that I didn't know.
I think discovering the new things overrides this period of time. I get used to the things around me after about six months.
The life in Japan that my friend's daughter will experience, would affect her life in the long run.
There is a proverb, “Spare the rod, and spoil the child.”
I think if you have more experience, you would have a bigger heart.
My friend's daughter will meet lots of people, she will experience the life in Japan, and grow to be a wonderful person.
I hope she will have so much fun, living abroad.
Love and Peace