Eriko tried to call me again tonight and then asked that I call her. I did and we talked for about an hour. The connection wasn’t real good and it took a while to get used to it. Naturally, by the time I did it was time for her to go. :P At first she was pretty worried – I guess her aunt and others have been warning her about the U.S.; telling her it will be difficult for her to live. I tried to reassure her and be mature about it. I said it was good for her to hear all these people’s opinions for then she could make up her own mind. Also, I told her that it was very normal for her to be scared. I hope I was able to help her relax. =) Time for bed!