Hello Everyone!


My name is Hal, and I'm very excited to be here at NEO!  I moved to Okayama just last week, and I am still getting to know the town and the people.  However, I am enjoying it very much.  For the last year and a half I have lived in Mihara, in Hiroshima Prefecture, so compared to there Okayama is a really big city!  I am enjoying all of the great places to eat and shop.

When I was in Mihara I joined a lacrosse team, and I am happy that about half of my team is from Okayama, so I can continue to play with the same team.  However, I also joined a badminton club, and I unfortunately cannot continue playing there so I am searching for a new club.  If anyone knows a beginning badminton club, please let me know!

I am almost at the end of my first week and I have really enjoyed it.  The students here are so kind and friendly.  I look forward to more great times here at NEO!