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About Matthew & Naoko

For a little bit of information about us, we ended up meeting each other at a relatively unknown, country-side university in New York State known as Genesee Community College. When I first met Naoko I had zero experience talking with people that are first generation international students, or first generation international anything for that matter. I quickly learned this phrase since it was used so commonly by Naoko and the rest of the Japanese community. I think it’s a great way to expand your view of the world and it really helps to understand other cultures. We’ve been together for nearly 6 years, and the phrase “itadakimasu” has become a mainstay in our house ever since our first meeting.