|Those yen are on my table, and still, I just can't believe it!!!|
Well, actually there is another place that I want to go to so desperately that I'm thinking of it every single day since years, and sometimes feel like I'm freaking out/ going crazy about it, but that's another story.....!
So...why Japan? I'm not so sure, actually....even as a small child I already wanted to visit this country, but I never thought it ever would be possible...
Well, how did I get to such a travel now....? Back in 2008 when I started to study pedagogy (educational sciences) I thought that "door" would close forever...but it seems it was the opposite case!
It certainly didn't stop my interest in this country, so in the end I decided to write my bachelor thesis of a topic that involves that interest: A try for comparison of german and japanese kindergartens. Well, it turned out to be more of a case study. But I gave my best :)
Well, explaining short things short, during that research someone told me about a Festival that would be in the Frankfurt and I decided to treat myself nicely and go there....And since I'm a huuge fan if iGo, and there was a nice old man to show the people that game, ...I played a match against him! And seems I was impressive enough that he demanded my email adress (Got a win cause of resignation, ha ha).
It turned out that he is working at a kindergarten in Japan...and somehow there came the invite....(In fact that kindergarten is owned by his family, and it belongs to a Buddhist temple, and the temple belongs to the family too, more or less like that...)
So now...I am allowed to write my master thesis about a kindergarten that actually is in Japan! Well, the focus will be on cultural education, "foreignness", adaption to cultures, going into that direction, probably...I will have to see first :) Additionally to the weekdays in the kindergarten, there will be sight seeing, language learning in both ways (learning japanese and teaching german/ english), and getting to know the way of life there!
But for now, waaaaaaaaaaaah I'm nervous!!! Such a long flight, and the whole culture and language and people there are different, the air and nature too! No doubt it will be a huge experience...
And such a big dream of mine coming true....what a gift!
|That bag sure isn't heavy enough yet - let's fill it with lots of gifts and experiences!|
PS: Here is the obligatory cat picture: