Sun 29 Jun 2008
On Friday night, we went out for our last group dinner, and it was fantastic. We ate so many different types of Japanese food—edamame (one of my personal favorites) and crickets (they were really scrumptious)—among other things. We were also fortunate enough to have sake or shochu mixed drinks with our meal. The best part about the dinner was spending it together. It’s amazing to see how the group dynamic has evolved during our time in Japan. It feels like we should be starting our trip rather than ending it. After dinner, a bunch of us went to Club ID—a club we went to previously that Lindsay’s roommate introduced us to. It was much more fun this time. All of us just relaxed, danced and had a good time together.
I truly could not have asked for a better trip or a better group of people to share it with. Not being a Dickinson student, I had my doubts embarking on a Japanese adventure with a bunch of Dickinson students that I had never met before. I thought I was crazy the night before I left home. I am extremely fortunate to have met each of you, and I sincerely hope that a simple obstacle like me not going to Dickinson will keep us from continuing our friendships. Besides, after you call someone a beached whale, you kind of have to be their friend.