I never realized that I would be homesick until I moved to this country and found myself yearning for so many things that I had been around all my life. I didn’t want to feel that way, but it happened anyway. I used to race to my grandmother’s after school each day to watch Japanese dramas with her. Then we would discuss them together after each show ended. I missed them so much. One day, I decided to do a search online and found out that I can watch them here in the US. Jdrama is the name of the site that I go to. It does not cost me a thing to view episodes there. It reminds me so much of my time spent with my grandmother.
My grandparents were some of the best people that I have ever known. My grandfather passed away first, and my grandmother was beside herself for the longest time. This bothered me a lot, so I did what I could to go spend time with her. My mom was busy working and didn’t have enough time to do it, so I did. I couldn’t wait to get out of class each day and run to my grandma’s. As soon as I got there, she would pull out a plate of Japanese snacks that she made for my daily arrival. We would then go to the couch, sit together, watch television shows and eat until we were stuffed. Sometimes we would laugh about the shows as we watched them.
When most of my family members passed away, I found myself alone in the world. I decided that I want to go to school overseas, so that’s what I did for college. Since then, I have found that I can get many of the same luxuries that I missed by going online. For years, I was busy in school and didn’t realize it. I no longer feel as homesick as I was when I first got here.