How come the time is running so fast? It seems like it was only yesterday that I was coming, and now I just had less than 2 weeks to stay. This condition makes me so sad and happy at the same time.
Three weeks ago I went to Sapporo snow festival twice time. For the first time, I went with my Indonesian friends and for the second times with my lab-mates. The Sapporo snow festival is the greatest festival ever for me. I really so amazed with all big sculptures and the sculpturerist. I cannot imagine how can they survive and finish all the sculpture in the extreme weather. For me, who just looking around in a few hours, the weather is so cold and I have to wear the "kairo" in my shoes to keep my feet warm, but the sculptures are beautiful.
Finally, my farewell party. I had two farewell party with NSI (Nusantara Sapporo Indonesia) members and all members of ecological chemistry laboratory.
NSI is the club for Japanese who want to learn Indonesian language. An Indonesian student association of Hokkaido establishes this club. So, during the time I stay in Sapporo, I joined this club as a teacher. I am so happy with this club, because I got a lot of friends (Japanese and Indonesian). They just like my family here, and from them I can learn a lot of things such as language, and culture. At the farewell party, they give me a gift. But, not only me who got the gift. My Indonesian best friend who has already finished her study at Hokkaido University and also used to be a teacher in NSI club got a gift too. Because, she will move to Tokyo to continue her master degree.