Well, I'm sick again. Spent all day yesterday lying on the couch drugged up and drinking lots of water. My throat doesn't hurt much today so that is a big improvement, but my sinuses are so blocked up that my head feels like a balloon. My nose hurts from blowing it so much and is stuffed up and running constantly, and my eyes hurt. The fever is better today too. I'm hoping I'll be good to go to work tomorrow as I'm at my favourite school this week and I only get to go there once this semester.
So, I got some great news!! I was talking to my mom last week and she told me that she had decided that if she could get the money together, she would come to Japan this year!! This shocked me somewhat, and made me really frelling happy. My mom had told me numerous times that she didn't want to come to Japan. It's too far away, it's too hot, it's too expensive, it's not her thing..... and out of the blue, she decides to come for a visit! :D
So I tried very hard not to get my hopes up incase money was not available. I knew that would be the only reason she wouldn't be able to come. Well, earlier this week she told me that she is definitely coming! !
MY MOM IS COMING TO JAPAN!!!
So I asked her what she wants to see while she's here and she answered, "Disney Land and Ueno Park". LOL I love Ueno Park! lol It goes without saying that I would take her there! lol And Disney Land and Disney Sea will be lots of fun too! So we came to the decision that we would stay at the Disney Resort for a couple days while we go to Disney Land and Disney Sea so it will be easy to come and go and mom could go for a quick nap at lunch and then go back to the park...sure. Except, August is TOP season, that's busier than PEAK season...and the prices are REALLY expensive!! Like...$1000 a night. So...I thought about vacation packages...and what I thought was the price for 2 people, turned out to be the price for 1 person. That wasn't going to work either. Then syuria gave me the brilliant idea of checking out the Disney Partner Hotels which are very close to Disney Land Park and have free shuttles to and from the parks as well as being run by Disney all while being much less expensive. So I found a great room and thought we'd stay there 3 nights. Then I tried to find a hotel elsewhere in Tokyo for the other 4 nights we'd be there and found 2 potential places. Mom didn't like them lol. So instead she suggested we just spend the entire week at the Disney Hotel. So I ended up booking us at the Disney Hotel (Fountain Terrace Hotel) for 6 nights!!
While we're in Tokyo I'm hoping to visit 2 of my host families, who have both expressed a wish to meet my mom; go to the Harry Potter Exhibit in Roppungi, Tokyo; go to Asakusa and Ueno Park, and spend 2 days at Disney Land and Diseny Sea. At the end of the week we'll be coming to Iwaki to spend a week at my place and enjoy the ocean, the country side, some Kareoke parties, good food and just relax after a busy week in Tokyo. Then I'll take mom back to the airport and have a week to recover before the start of 2nd semester.
I haven't seen my mom since Chrsitmas of 2011. I am really looking forward to seeing her <3
In other news, I failed the N2 exam I took last Decmeber so I will be taking it again on July 7th. I hope I pass this time around. I also applied to take the JET Translation and Interpretation Course this fall. There is an extrance exam at the end of June. If I pass the exam, I can take the course. If not, I'll try again next year. I hope I pass, because I'm getting sick of failing all the time. and I have been studyig. lol So here goes!