福岡大好き!I ❤ FUK

先週の動画に会わせてブログも乗せるつもりはありましたが、
Last week, I was planning on writing a blog post to go with my video,

急にジップの取材で忙しくなって、なかなか時間はなかった。
I suddenly got super busy, with the Zip interview and broadcast and I forgot.

ちょっと遅くなるけど、今書きます。
It’s kind of late, but whatever, I’ll write it now!

私の家族は、ゴールデンウィークの間、カナダから福岡へ遊んできました。
My parents came from Canada to visit me for Golden Week in Fukuoka.

最初は雨と曇りの日は多かったけど、暖かくて快適でした。
The first few days were cloudy and rainy, but it was warm and comfortable at the same time.

そして油山からの景色は、曇りの日でも楽しめるっという。
And the view from Abura Mountain was fantastic, even on a cloudy day.

 油山の下りで、ラッキーなことに、野生のイノシシにも出会えてよかったです!
We were lucky to run into a wild boar on our way down from the mountain too!

ちょっとぶれてすみませんね。
Sorry it’s a little blurry.

そして雨の日はよく天神でうろうろして、買い物したりしましたが、
And on the rainy days, we hung around downtown (Tenjin) and did shopping, but

ゴールデンウィークの後半が晴れていて、毎日外で遊びました。
the latter part of Golden Week was sunny, so we stayed outside a lot!

まだまだ雪が降っていたカナダから来た家族には、やっぱり、ビーチが人気でした。
Considering it was still snowing in Canada, my family really enjoyed the beach.

百道浜のレストランでビールを飲みながら、周りの人と風景を受け入れました。
Drinking beer at a restaurant on Momochi beach, my parents took in the atmosphere.

そしてふざけたりもしました。
And played around a bit.

自分の動画の中でよくでる変顔などが、どこから来ているのか、分かるでしょう (笑)
I guess you can understand where I get my weird expressions from. Hahaha.

とにかく私の家族は、福岡で過ごしたゴールデンウィークをとても楽しめました。
Anyway, my family had a great time during Golden Week in Fukuoka.

そして最後の日お母さんが言ってくれたこと、
And on their last day in Japan, my mother said to me,

“I can see why you like it here. Fukuoka has everything.”
「福岡は何でもありますね。ここを何故気に入ったのか、分かっています。」

家族から離れて一人で福岡に住んでいる私にとっては、とても嬉しい言葉でした。
For someone who left their family behind to live in another country, it made me really happy to hear that.

お母さん、ありがとうね。
Thank you, Mom.

本当に福岡好きです。
I really do like Fukuoka.

今年のお盆休みはカナダに2週間帰る予定です。
I am going back to Canada for 2 weeks this August too.

カナダで何か撮影して欲しいものあれば教えてね。
Let me know if there’s anything you want me to blog about from Canada!

また近いうちに更新しますね。
I’ll update my blog sooon!

じゃねー!
Latttttter。

22 thoughts on “福岡大好き!I ❤ FUK

  1. Awesome! I’ll be around Fukuoka, Nagasaki & Kumamoto for over two weeks this summer. Looking forward to it! I’m all for “off-the-beaten-path” places and activities, you have any particular recommendations for Fukuoka?

  2. 最後のプリクラすごくいいね!
    カナダに行ったらカナダのおすすめの場所とか知りたいです:D

  3. 初めまして。いつもブログを楽しく読んでいます。楽しい情報をありがとうございます。
    九州へは行ったことがありますが、今日の記事を読んでいて、ぜひ福岡へも行ってみたくなりました!
    素敵なご家族ですね!! 特にお母さん、一番キュートです ^o^ !!

  4. (tried to comment a moment ago but my PC froze ?!) love the pix especially the family ones your family look like they are fun people!🙂 thanks for taking the time to blog you are helping me improve my (sloooowly developing!) nihongo! Best wishes from Australia x

  5. 一家そろって俳優さんみたいですね!
    (お母さん見てミニラ思い出した。m(_ _;)m)

  6. Hi Ciaela, I saw you on youtube about nils, but i dont know where is the best place to comment, then, a was approved for the COE, now I have to pay, but now that the situation becomes more serious my family is paranoid about this program, they think Nils dont exist! What did you say to your parents in this hour?Thank you!
    English is not my native language, sorry for the mistakes!

  7. Hi Ciaela!

    That’s pretty amazing =) I’m wondering what part of Canada you’re from, since I’m from Vancouver.

  8. Hi!
    Wow, you’ve been a long time in Japan!! Amazing!
    I partly agree with what you said in the video.
    I agree that people should leave the “main tourist spots” and explore other parts of Japan.
    Personally I’ve only been to 41 of Japan’s 47 prefectures, so I’m not one to talk, but there are so many great things to discover far away from Tokyo, Osaka … and also Fukuoka.
    And here’s where I personally don’t agree:
    To me Fukuoka is just another big city. It’s definitely different from Osaka and Tokyo, but it’s still a big city.
    Don’t get me wrong, I’ve been living not too far away from Fukuoka for 4 years myself, but I’ve only lived in the boonies of Japan – even now that I’ve moved to another part of Japan.
    Life in the Japanese countryside is completely different from ANY of the big cities.
    Yet you’ll get to learn much more about Japan than you ever could in any big city.

    I think it’s great that you want to convince people to explore other sights of Japan! I’m all for it, too!

    P.S.: I just discovered your blog today. I’ve been in Japan for only 5 years, so I think it’s amazing that you came at a young age and that you’re still here.
    I also like the fact that you write everything in Japanese as well.
    Unfortunately there are far too many foreigners out there that have been in Japan for a long time and still can’t speak a word of Japanese.
    I’m going to follow your blog from now on! ^-^

    1. Without going into detail, I don’t live in Fukuoka City either. I used to live about a two-hour drive out of it, in the middle of nowhere while I went to Language School, and even now, I don’t live in the city. (By car it takes about an hour to get to Tenjin.) I think that downtown Fukuoka is “city”, for sure, but places like Itoshima, Karatsu, Mojikou, Mt. Aso Volcano, etc, are all easily accessible, and offer それぞれの unique lifestyle. I’m sure other places are like that too, though, but from my experience (and I don’t even think I’ve been to 20 prefectures..), Fukuoka has that “just right” balance of City Life/Country life. It has enough that I don’t feel the need to go to Tokyo, and it has fewer people.🙂

      1. See, that’s the reason why I moved to Kansai now.
        I still live in the countryside, but I can go to Kobe (which has just the right size and this … international touch to it) or Osaka in no time!
        Previously I lived somewhat close to Fukuoka, but the public transportation wasn’t very good, so it was inconvenient to go there (by car 3.5 hours!)
        It’s a shame that we never met while I still lived so close to Kyushu! ;__;

  9. ミカエラさん!vlogとblogを作ってくれて本当にありがとうございます。私の名前はヴィーです。今イギリスで日本語を勉強している大学生です。実は私は2ヶ月に福岡で一年間留学することになっりました!西南学院大学と言う学校で日本語を勉強することですが私もvlogとblogを作ろうと思います。ですからこれからよろしくお願いします!

    私の blog の url は http://japanin.blogspot.co.uk/ です。Videoまだ作っていないんですけど後で時間があったらぜひみてください! youtube の username は veebeejapan です!

    返事を楽しみにしています、

    ヴィーより。

  10. 動画いつもみています^^☆私も一人暮らしをしていて、家族と離れているので
    ミカエラさんの動画を観て元気をもらっていますTTカナダに帰れるとはとってもナイスですね!
    もしよかったらカナダのおいしいお菓子などを紹介していただけないでしょうか?

  11. OMG! I thought you were half for the longest time until I saw the photo of your parents. You must get that in Japan a lot, right?

  12. My mom told me exactly the same thing after visiting me in Japan for the first time ! :

    “Now I understand why you love Japan so much, it’s such a beautiful country”.

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