Hello everyone! I hope you are well! Fall is one of my favorite seasons in Japan because students are always motivated to study hard! The weather has been pretty good in September and I'm hoping for a mild October as well. I was happy that the typhoon didn't hit us that hard here. It was also nice to hear more news that Japan is going to work hard to make the Olympics happen next summer. I hope that it works out!
While my life here in Shimane has been pretty normal, my family in the U.S. has had a rough month. Forest fires in California and Oregon have really gotten out of control. My parents had to leave their house for a week because of an approaching forest fire and all of my family members in the San Francisco Bay Area have been talking about how bad the air has been. The orange pictures of the sky look like something out of a science fiction movie! And fires in Oregon hit Ken’s hometown there. He thinks that his old house might have burned down in the fires up there. 2020 never ceases to bring about challenges. I've got my fingers crossed for a peaceful October!!
Unfortunately, we have decided to cancel the Halloween party this year. However, we are still going to decorate and do some Halloween crafts in class!
Have a wonderful October!!