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!

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Is it delicious?

Yes, it is really delicious!

This picture was yesterday’s board of part time job. I work for waitress in the restaurant. The chief is nice and care about balance of nutrition so every meal is great!

It was a bowl of rice topped with sashimi (sliced some kinds of raw fish), thin wheat noodles, a mixture of vegetable bits and shrimp fried in batter and chicken and konnyaku (a gelatinous food made from devil’s-tongue starch) boiled and seasoned.

Four month have passed since I started this job and recently I become used to work. Sometimes employee praised me so I feel happy. That’s exactly my motivation rise when they approve of my work :)

I want to absorb everything I can learn this part time job and of course classes in university. Class starts from now on!

Monday, April 6, 2009


Cherry blossoms are very beautiful, I went to see cherry blossoms sometimes. Hay fever is a problem for me but spring is nice:) 

I’m a sophomore from this April. There are a lot of things that I want to do or challenge especially recently. Study English every day (for instance prepare for TOEIC). I want to work well at part time job. I want to take classes I’m really interested in. German, Spanish, Korean and Chinese are also language I want to speak. Keep my room clean, cook better dishes… Of course I want to travel or stay in abroad.

Whatever happens, I wish I were enjoying my life. I believe everything I experienced become my power.

Friday, April 3, 2009

Picture is wonderful :)

My friends and I were on this picture. I took it when we went to Auckland museum. We traveled together in New Zealand in a week. During travel, of course I took so many pictures but I don’t know how I show you my pictures because I’m not good at user of computer and digital camera. But from today it has changed!

Today was start of New Year in our university. After a long time I met a lot of friends (include them). They became all more fascinated girls! Some teachers explained to take courses. After finished, they visited my apartment to change each of our own pictures. I think you know I had to clean my room at yesterday’s night...

They understand use computer so I relied everything about that! In the end I could get her pictures and they also could my pictures. Thank you very much :) They are reliable friends!

Seeing pictures I gave myself up to memories of our travel days. I felt keenly how happy I got this special experience.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Plum Pickles

Bing bong.

Suddenly the doorbell rang so I stand up and walked up to the door.

It was the owner of my apartment. She had a paper bag. She said’’ Good evening. I want you to give this plum pickle of my thanks. It tastes good so I liked it.’’ I felt her kindness so I was happy.

Several days ago I gave her rice cracker. (Grilled after being seasoned with soy sauce) My mother sent it to me to give her because I could live peacefully my freshman life. Last March I started live alone in this apartment. One year has passed.

Opened the box, there were so many plum pickles! Maybe I can’t eat all of them so I want to share it with my neighborhood friends :)

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Fresh trial

Several days before, I bought three books. These are primers about Chinese, Korean and German. I hit upon a good idea; start the study of these languages. I have studied English and Spanish in university so this trial is fresh for me :)

Why I thought of this idea? That’s why my spring vacation experience; I went to New Zealand, joined eco volunteer and met nice volunteer members. They are from England, Hong Kong, German and Korea. During volunteer, we lived together and taught our own language each other! I tried to memorize easy phrase for example Good morning or what is this? and so on. It was really exciting because I could learn new languages from native speakers :) These pronunciations sound rhythmic sense I felt so I liked it!

If I can speak German when travel around Europe? If I can speak Korean and Chinese when I talk to friends from Korea and China? This image serves as a stimulus for my study.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

New Zealand

I stayed in New Zealand from February 21 to March 13. I joined eco volunteer project and travel around north land with my friends. This experience was really hard but special for me because I realize my English skill is so bad to communicate with people so I eager to speak English better. I hope that it become my power and grow up my spilt.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

*Spring Vacation*

Today this semester test finished so I’m really happy! I hope I can get all credits especially required credits.

Looking back my university life, most of classes have some points which were attracted me. This is natural things because I’m interested in my department and classes are related to my interest. But I think it is good environment for study.

I’m getting along well with my friends who met in this year. I’m really glad to meet a lot of nice friends and seniors (they are member of our English club.) Of course this AGU member is nice and I feel them like a family. When I talk them, I often feel good power or motivation; it is a stimulus for me.

So I must say to everyone and everything ‘’Thank you my freshman life.’’ :)

Spring vacation begins from tomorrow. :) I want to play much, go out many places and become attractive person, who has much deep knowledge, tender heart, can sympathize with a person.

Have a special spring vacation!