I was honored to have the opportunity to have dinner with Ambassador Jadwiga Maria Rodowicz-Czechowska and her husband, film director, Waldemar Csechowski at the New Otani Friday. It was such a pleasant evening and very emotional for me as memories of Pope John Paul II kept coming to my mind. Unfortunately I forgot to take photos so I have none to share with you.
Monday, May 28, 2012
Director Gergely Fonyo of Made in Hungaria came to JIU on Friday. Our faculty and students had the honor of watching the film with him in the Mizuta Memorial Hall and afterwards ask him questions. This was another great opportunity for us all to learn more about Hungary.
Friday, May 25, 2012
There was no time to deal with jet lag or anything like that. I had to go back to teaching on Monday. Many people remembered my birthday so it was in a way strange and good to receive birthday greetings a week late. Thank you, all, for the gifts and hugs!
Friday, May 18, 2012
I was able to meet my friend Ed Potter in the morning and he was so kind to bring a candle and sing happy birthday to me. Unfortunately we didn't have much time as I was supposed to go to the Riverside Community College with the students.
|JIU and RCC Nursing students.|
|Saying good-bye at RCC.|
|With Ed in front of a beautiful Jacarandá tree.|
|One of my favorites: shredded beef tostadas.|
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Today Group A went to the UCLA Medical Center and Group B to Riverside Community College. We are not allowed to take any photos inside the hospital so I don't have much to share with you.
|With Salpy Akaragian who gave a talk about the Center.|
|Group A in front of the UCLA Medical Center.|
The Faculty of Nursing visited St. Francis Medical Center on Monday. They received a very warm welcome by President Kozai and were able to learn from nurses during the hospital visit.
|Dean Iida with the President of the Medical Center.|
|There was also a short talk about the US Health Care system.|
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
After leaving Little Tokyo, we went to the Kodak Theater in Hollywood and after that to the Griffith Observatory Park. Both places were more crowded than I expected. Even more crowded was the Brazilian place at the Grove where we had dinner.
On Sunday we went to Los Angeles. We started with an educational visit to the Japanese American National Museum where kind docents gave talks and took the students around explaining the important facts about the Japanese immigrants in the United States.
|A student saying thank you to the docents who spent the morning with the group.|