Day of activity: August 9th 2014
Yesterday concluded a beautiful chapter of my life. Though I have experienced enough in the last two months to fill in a few years’ worth, I can’t help but feel that this amazing experience came to an end prematurely. As it is for most days in Japan, yesterday’s schedule was quite filled. The Tama community organized an event in which all WCI members got to present their countries to the Japanese youth. After this warm interaction, we moved on to our Thank You event, which consists of dances, musical performances, and other playful activities. It aims to show our gratefulness to all of those involved with the WCI program. This was for me the last of 8 events of this kind, and undoubtedly, it was the most emotional of all; as a mix of joy and nostalgia were present throughout the night. In the last few weeks WCI has become a family to me. We have played together, laughed together, cooked together, and discovered tasty foods together. We have sung together, danced together, and signed a ridiculous amount of thank you cards together. We have been happy together, and we have been sad to say goodbye to each other. Now I hope we take all of this home and make the world a better place together. Love to all my WCI family and everyone who was involved with the program. Thank you Hiro Nishimura for allowing us to live this experience. From the bottom of my silly canadian heart!