Everybody knows about the terrible earthquake and tsunami that ravaged Japan March 11th. I literally jumped out of bed that day and was glued to social networks waiting to hear from friends. Thankfully, all of my friends where ok but I was a complete wreck that horrible day. My heart goes out to all of the Japanese people during this terrible time, though I know they will be able to work through it and overcome it. I also feel terrible for all of the exchange students that had their trip canceled. I understand it had to be, but what a horrible feeling waiting only a couple more days then having your hopes completely dashed (sorry if you are reading this).
ANYWAYS, I have heard back from three of the companies I sent letters out too. Microsoft, Delta Airlines, and Walmart. They all sent a wonderful letter sincerely declining my request for money for my trip. I expected that response and was happy that they at least replied back (I have yet to hear back from about....20 more companies). I continue to sell things and am trying to get a summer job. There is a Pizza Hut nearby that I am applying for along with as many other places as I can. I also continue to apply for scholarships.
That is pretty much it for now. March has been a mostly terrible month for me but on the plus side I got TV Japan for free for a couple weeks. I wasn't able to understand most of what they said but my proficiency increased slightly! It was fun watching the news in Japanese. J