Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Closing Presentation

Today we had presentations from each group, sharing what they learned in their host city.  

Here is the best picture I could get of Mt. Fuji.
Next time I come here, it will be in Spring so I can actually climb it.

We gave a beautiful pearl bracelet to our wonderful tour guide, Ishii san.  When she saw the bag, she knew it was expensive. It is MikiMoto???  I had never heard of it.  I sure Colleen has.  I have been sheltered from expensive jewelry.  The only thing I have worth anything is my Movado watch.
She said, "I am afraid you have no more money."  What a truly sweet woman.

Japanese people appreciate any gift given.  It was a real eye opener for me to see how appreciative they are when they receive anything.  I hope to change our Christmas traditions this year to teach our children to appreciate the gift of giving rather than receiving.


Anonymous said...

I can't believe it is time for you to head home! Time flies when you're having fun. I know you probably won't believe this, but I have never heard of Mickey I'm going to go searching. This may be something I need to look into. Ha Ha.

tricia said...

I have not only heard of Mikimoto pearls... but we shopped for them in China! I feel so cultured :).Tricia

James Sheehan said...

I think that picture, the one that captures her expression is great. You can see how she was thrilled to recieve them...