free web tracker soliloquies: 05/30/2004 - 06/06/2004


so・lil・o・quy/- n. [C,U] a speech in a play in which a character talks to himself or herself, so that the audience know the character's thoughts.

Saturday, June 05, 2004

the final school trip...maybe

Yeah, I know...this is the theme, which I believe most of the people are probably going to write about on their blogs this week. Asahikawa - Kushiro. There were many sightseeings that I should write about, but I assume everyone visited all of the places where I went on this trip, so I'm going to exclude them.

This year's school trip's was bound for Hokkaido. Honestly, as I've written before, I am an urban person and I had no interest in any of the so called "natural wonders", which were listed up as the destinations of this trip. Yes, the weather was really nice and there were some places which did fascinate me on this trip, such as Shiretoko Peninsula but they were all just...nature after all. In my opinion, school trips for our school are oppurtunities made for relationship and class solidarity building.

What do we have to learn driving aroung Nagano, Ishikawa and Hokkaido? Not much...right? But the oppurtunities given from these "meaningless at a glance" trips are the part that I enjoy the most and did enjoy on this trip. If I list up the most delightful moments I had in Hokkaido, the sights will be listed far lower than the merry moments I had on board the bus and the games we played at night...such as "ng Word", "wink killer", cards and so on...

The thought and the fact that this was the final trip, where we go together with "unknown" people ended makes me disappointed. The trips you go together with your friends, partner and family in the future will also be enjoyable, but these class trips have their own color and the atmosphere that no other kind can build up. Our class did unite as much as other classes did, but in more "authentic" way. I hope this band will give me another oppurtunity, possibly after the "jitsuryoku test" to let me enjoy "the atmosphere" one more time in the future...