First, I wrote about my free day. I was so looking forward to my free day. I got up early and visited Colonial Williamsburg at first. The temperature and wind were good, so I felt comfortable. Next, I arrived at the farmer’s market. I imagined that it located at different place where I have never been to before I visited the place. However, the farmer’s market was located at the place where I know. I was kind of surprised at this fact because this was so different from the usual condition. In the farmer’s market, there were many people and dogs. I love dogs, so I was so happy to be able to see various dogs which I have never seen in Japan.
I also visited art museum in the morning. There were many valuable things there. I was able to see cute monuments such as Noah’s Ark. There were many kinds of couple of animals and a few persons around the ship. I think that that was cutest one in art museum.
I went to the Williamsburg premium outlets in the afternoon. I got some clothes and jewelries. I was surprised at the price. The price in the outlets was kind of cheaper than Japan’ one.
I went to Richmond to watch a baseball game. I was excited to watch the game because I watched baseball game lastly one years ago. I was surprised that the players were so taller than Japan’s players. I had a very good time in my free day.
Second, I wrote about visiting the church. I visited there for the first time. This was so good opportunity that I could directly feel the culture of the United States. I have two reasons I think so.
First, I have a few opportunities which relate with religion such as a funeral in Japan, so I hardly think about religion. Therefore, it was very difficult for me to understand the people who believe in various religion and why the war relating religion happens anywhere. While I was in the church, I felt the power of religion. Almost of the people sang a song in loud voice and prayed for long time. In Japan, I have seen the view like that in funeral a few times, but between two have big difference. The people in church looked like really Christian and really believer.
Second, I found that the people in the United States are not shy different from Japanese. In Japan, almost of Japanese don’t talk to a stranger very much. However, in the United States, almost of the people talk to me. I feel that Americans are so kind and not shy. While I am in Japan, I don’t think that Japanese are so shy. I can learn about both the United States and Japan during this program. That’s so great. I want to learn more.