Homestay Program is one of activity for International Student of Tokyo Tech that want to know more about Japan by living in Japanese family’s house. Lucky me that I’m in Japan now, of course I didn’t missed it!!
After finishing the registration process, finally I meet my Host Family at the gathering in campus. It is very surprissed!! They give me a purezento covered beautifully and a postcard that contain her hope for this program, she and her family are very happy to make a friend with me.
And then we go to their home. She said to me “Ayo kita pergi ke rumah saya..” hehehe very nice. Evidently, She lived with the other friend that be the host family of my friends. So we get the wellcoming party together with the other friends that lived in the same area, in Tokyo. Before it does, we should make some meal to share in the party, so we cook together in the top of the mansion where the host family of Risvan lived. So I, laras, and Risvan make a onigiri, tuna karoke, and the other Japanese delicious food. Yummy..yummmy.. but we are not allowed to eat much after cook, because we will don’t have any appetite at the party then. So we eat as much as possible at the party!!! Hahaha.
My host fam house is in the first floor, so we should get the stair until fift floor where we cook. Kiky’s son named Dang Go Ri, 6 years old, lead me to the stair and when we arrive at the fift stair, he showing something outside! TOKYO TOWER!!!! Whooaaa… very glorious..
And then we get the party, and meet my Indonesian friends that have a host fam in Tokyo too. They are Risi and Awan. So we are 5 Indonesian now. We want to surprise the Japanese people there, by singing doraemon song together in Indonesian Language! Haha.. Succesfully, they know it and they just follow us singging a doraemon song but in Japanese language. What a nice party.. and I found my favorite food here: Takoyaki!!! Hwaa.. delicious.. .And then as the Japanese party, they never let the room dirty and messy after party. Yeah, we cook our meal by our self, arrange the party room by our self, and clean the room (and bring the garbage go home) by our self.
And then I stay at Kiky’s house. She lived very happy with two son : Dang Go Ri and Kurori, but they have a korean name Kyu and Mino. And Mino is very very very cuuutee… he is just 3 years old. Cute so much, he talk and ask—just like a baby that start to talk so much (in Japanese), and of course I don’t know what is that mean.. but they just laugh and laugh.. very funny kids! And Kiky’s husband can speak english well, Kiky an her husband are quite well in English. We talk so much, I share about tari Indang, and we search on youtube, and they very impressed! They like it so much and they said that they will come to our performance in tke Koudaisai Festival, one of annual culture festival in Tokyo Tech. Anyway, it is very impressive to get homestay program with them.