My name is AIKO, I am a Japanese girl, living in Japan. My name written in Japanese looks like this; 愛子. The symbol means 愛 (ai) "love, affection" and 子 (ko) "child in Japanese. Names in japan are almost like things your parents expect you to grow up and be, so I do my best to have love and affection.
What I do after school
After school every day I go do a couple hours training in my kendo club. When playing kendo you have to be respectful to your opponent and bow to them. Kendo is a sport that places great importance on etiquette. A kendo contest begins with the contestants exchanging formal bows and ends with another exchange of courtesy. This courteous bow is called rei in Japanese. The motion expresses a person's wish for victory, respect to their instructors, and gratitude to the friends who practice with them.