This past summer, we hosted a Japanese exchange student for four weeks. His name was Shuhei, a mild-mannered but very unique boy whose favorite colors are black and red and who doesn’t like to eat tomatoes, mushrooms and green peppers. Back home in Japan, he is the only boy in his family and is a soft tennis champion. Having him with us for his first homestay was one of the most exciting things we have ever experienced. He fit right in with us like he was one of our family. When he left, we were sad, but he had to go back home to Japan. One day, we hope to see him again.
We had so much fun with him here that I wanted to share it all. But sometimes, posts are just difficult to write, especially ones with details and tons of photos. Then, there’s the issue of finding the time or getting in the mood. In the end, the blog suffers from yet another post that never was.
An easy solution, or so I thought, would be to do a video blog – a vlog. Christy, at The Daily Dish, did a vlog and gave a tour of her home. Her post inspired me to go ahead and do a vlog about our time with Shuhei.
That’s what I did today. The opportunity was there and I made my first vlog!
In addition to the vlog, there are several photos my family and I doing different things with Shuhei. Please hover over each picture to see the descriptions I’ve added. But if you really want to hear me, Southern accent and all, my vlog is at the end of the post. I apologize in advance for the choppy editing, including the missing clip of me about to show two Japanese fans. Not sure what happened there. Editing was difficult enough, so that clip will have to stay on the editing room floor.
I promise to do a better job at editing next time. That is, IF there is a next time.