Sunday, July 11, 2010

Interview with Alek

Alek, what do you think your school will be like in Japan?
Seven kids are going to be there. We will get to school on a city bus.

You might also walk to school. What do you think of that? Do you think that will be fun?
No. (Sticks tongue out). Because it's going to be a long way.

What do you think you will really like about living in Japan?
Um....calligraphy. I want everything you need to do calligraphy.

Like what?
Can you do the next question?

What do you think you will really not like?
Nothing (unenthusiastically)

What will you miss about life at home?

What are you taking with you?
A lot. My nintendo DS. And I'm going to bring a little bit of stuffed animals. I'm gonna bring school supplies. Spy gear.

Are you spy on people there?
No, I'm just gonna do it at home.

Don't they have school supplies in Japan?
Yes. I want to have school supplies from the United States AND Japanese school supplies.

What are you going to do on the plane?

What will you play?
I'm gonna play with things that I bring, like the stuffed animals, but I'm going to play with them in my backpack. I'm going to move them around in my backpack.
Any other questions?
Anything else you want to tell the world?
Mm...yeah. I don't want to see "Noh".

Why not?
Because it's so slow.

What about kabuki?
What's kabuki?

That's a kind of Japanese theatre that has loud noises, and running, and cool sets.
Does it have a movie?

No, but you get wear headphones that translate it for you.
Okay. Then I want to see that.

Thanks, Alek.


  1. Alek - you're definitely ready to head to Japan - backpack, stuffed animals, and your Mommy, Daddy, Hugo and Max. It's going to be a terrific adventure. Love, Gramma

  2. These are priceless. I love the line about moving stuff around in the backpack. So cute!