Tuesday, May 11, 2010

What I will come true

I have a lot of dream in my life. I'm going to spend many years in other country. During whole life, I will visit and stay more than 100 countries (for instance, in this summer vacation I have a plan to trip to China and France) and meet so many precious friends and get wonderful relationships. My future job is work at international organization; JICA or something like that and I can go to foreign countries through the job.

Next year I wake up with smell of coffee beans and the room is really chic and the carpet is purple red. I open the window and see the scenery of downtown; there are a lot of historical buildings made by brick or stone and at the same time the town is surrounded by beautiful green trees and forests. You can hear bird’s singing voice. Breakfast is milk tea and delicious muffin. After brush my teeth, I prepare my bag to attend the classes and go to university by red stylish bus. In the bus, my friends notice me and say ‘’Good morning Sanae, today starts. Let’s go to school together!’’

Friday, May 7, 2010

Do you know Ukraine?

Do you have some image or some words related to Ukraine? I guess you wonder why I talk about this country suddenly. The reason is so clearly. I had stayed there for seven weeks by alone! During this spring vacation, from February 3th to March 24th, I wasn’t in Japan; it was so exciting experience for me because I love staying foreign countries :)

Why I went to Ukraine? Because I joined a project to introduce my country’s culture, it was created by AIESEC; international university students organization. The students always make effort to invite a lot of participants from other countries or send them to other places and my university also has AIESEC and they helped me to join it. There are so many kinds of projects, internship in some company, survey of nature or animals, education in school and so on. My project member was one Chinese girl and me; she always helped me and spent much time together.

The picture I wore Yukata was one of lesson we taught children in orphans. I wrote ‘’lecture’’ but actually it was a kind of activity to show Japanese and Chinese typical culture. Not only orphans but also middle school we went to. Sometimes we sang easy song in Chinese and Japanese, show traditional clothes, toys, music videos, photos of traditional garden, festival, famous places, foods and so on, wore them Yukata, introduce our languages.

We didn’t explain our culture, just show some material but I think it’s enough for students because I don’t know they’re interested in Asia and want to stimulate them it at some extent. I hope they enjoyed our activity and if they hear China or Japan after it, they say’’ I know these counties; two Asian girls came our school and showed us curious goods!’’ I will be so happy and impressed if this situation happens in the future. It’s one of strong desire maybe.

I have a lot of experience in Ukraine so I will try to keep posting this blog and think about it deeply to write the memory.

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Start Skype

Today I talked with my friends to use Skype for the first time. It was so exciting, I could chat with her to watch her face, it seems to me that she comes my apartment and stay one night :)

Yesterday I went to a mass home electronics retailer to buy camera and microphone for Skype; it was a just casual idea. I acted on impulse and bought small pink camera, it’s so cute!

I told about Skype to my mother and after that surprising for me, she finished download soon. That’s why now I live alone so she worried about her daughter always. Maybe tomorrow we will talk.

I’m looking forward to chat with my friends live far away, university ones and my family to use Skype.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Please speak English. Thank you.

Hello everyone. How are you these days? I hope all of you are fine!

From last week new semester started so I’m little tired. I know I have to accustomed university time schedule quickly but it’s difficult for us because university students have long summer vacations about two months. It‘s impossible for me to forget a lot of experiences in this vacation.

I said here before in this summer vacation, I went to Philippine to study English and stayed here three weeks by myself. It was for the first time to do abroad alone, it made me little nerves.

But at the same time I thought it was good chance to speak English much in English school. The school’s name is English Fella and few Japanese students go to there. In addition Fella looked so beautiful and has a nice pool as a facility from brochure so I decided to join this study program.

After the class started I was really shocked because most students were Korean! I didn’t expect that situation! On second thought I said in my mind ‘’ It’s okay no problem, I just try to make friends with them.’’ so tried to speak and talk to them.

Gradually I became realized it’s really difficult to communicate with them. Most of them exhausted to study English because they took a Spartan class it are different from mine. Day by day their face turned so tired it told me not to speak English to them. On school wall, there was a small sign; ‘’Please speak English. Thank you. ‘’ It seemed to me it was a big irony, I couldn’t laugh at all. They spoke Korean in break times and after classes in actually.

This situation was suffered me most every day, I always asked myself’’ What should I do?’’ I just wanted to get along with them but I didn’t want to make them feel bad to speak English so I only told them greeting; for instance Hi or Hello or something like that.

That’s why I often argued about them to my teachers, I really need someone to express my feeling in English. They were always kind to me and encouraged a lot. Of course their classes were great; I really liked my classes :) Most classes were private lessons so I continued to speak English so much, it made my throat tired and sometimes my voice was hoarse. I was satisfied because of my purpose was study English!

I became understand Korean’s students situation, they need high English skill to get a job in their countries so they came to Cebu. I misunderstood they wanted to study and speak English because they like it. It was mandatory study for their future. It seems for me how pity they are!

One of my teachers told me to find students who want to talk with me in English. Luckily I could find that kind of people and became friends and exchanged E-mail address :) I have to say thank you to my teacher and friends!

I only stayed in Fella for three weeks but I could meet a variety of people want to talk in English and refuse it and so on. Almost of them were kind so I was regretted a little why I couldn’t communicate well them but I strain every nerve to speak English all the times, I’m proud of myself at some extent:) I hope this experience makes me stronger and more attractive and improve my English skill!

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Trip to Hiroshima and Okayama

From August 2th to 5th, I traveled in Hiroshima and Okayama with my friends. One is same university students and classmate. The other is from Hong Kong and she came to Japan to study Japanese and the culture. We met her in this spring vacation to join CIEE volunteer project together. She finished one year for a exchange student and come back to Hong Kong so before she come back, we decided to meet again :)

This trip was so nice but it is difficult for me to exchange e-mail in English. E-mail is convenient but I prefer to chat face to face!

We went to Atomic doom, Japanese traditional garden and Miyajima and so on in Hiroshima. In Okayama, we walked around Kurashiki city and went to Ohara art museum and a lot of souvenir shops :) We enjoyed a lot.

Now she came back to her hometown but of course we keep in touch with her. I hope to travel Hong Kong next summer or spring vacation to meet her!

Tomorrow I’m going to go Philippine to study English. It makes me so excited. I want to try my best to improve English skill during this stay. I believe this experience becomes my power and even though all experience that at first I think not so important or boring things make me stronger.

Friday, July 24, 2009

After school

Examinations of Spanish had taken place today. This week and next week is a period of a semester test. It will not be long before the test ends. There are two tests left I have to take. One is ‘’ an introduction of linguistic science’’ and the other is ‘’culture and communication’’. These classes are my major class. There are a lot of things I have to memorize!

After finish the Spanish test, I and my friend went to a department store to eat lunch together. We were considered a few minutes and decided to enter the Italian restaurant.We wanted to eat more singular food; for instance Vietnam or Thai food but at the end we had spaghetti and pizza of tomato sauce and cheese. These pictures are dishes we ate. In addition we could eat a nice cake! It was really delicious so that’s all right :)

I parted from her in the department store and went to other shop. I bought a T-shirt, some books and DVDs; ‘’Back To The Future’’ and ‘’The Devil Wears Prada’’. I’m going to watch from now on!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Summer plan

I didn't write this blog long time so I want to keeping the blog from today!

Today is July 23. Next month I'm going to Philipina form August 23 to September 12.
I join the English study program, I've never take part in the kind of program so I want to try and I heard it's good proglam from my club member that went to there before.

I want to know about Phlippina so I try to read some book about that and search the Internet:) Of cource I had better study English.

I'm really looking forward to summer vacation!