留学・研修現地レポート Report from Overseas

my last session has started

Jun . 2018

The weather in Canada is getting warm. Sometimes it is over twenty degrees. Even though it is at 8 or 9pm, the sky is bright and sometimes pink. It is very beautiful. I’m getting used my new class, but I’m still suffering from bunch of homework every day. I stated to study with new classmates and teachers. My classmates are very kind. I had a chance to talk everyone thanks to a groupworks. Each person has each opinions and information, so I’m happy to share them with my classmates. One of my classmates is from Chile, and he always active to ask questions and knows a lot of knowledge both about Chile and North America. When I work with him during classes, I can learn many things from him. He encourages me to study and know anything I’m interested in. As a part of assignments, we have to write a dairy writing and submit to our teacher. We are required to write and think about critical thinking and interesting things. These days, I often think about “why” question for my dairy writing. If I get any concern, I visit website and search my concern. It is good for me to expand my knowledge.

I visited Canada’s Wonderland. There are many thrilling attractions. Actually, I am afraid of going to higher place; therefore, I hesitated to ride on any rolling coasters. On the other hand, my friend likes that. She said to me that after riding on a thrilling attraction, I could feel excited, and she encouraged me to try them. That was true. I enjoyed them though I was scary to rise on attractions. Recently, I went to a movie theater to enjoy watching movies. One day, I watched the Studio Ghibli movie, Mary and Witch’s Flower. I was surprised when I knew that it was released in Kingston. I watched it twice, because I wanted to watch it both in Japanese and in English. I felt happy and relieved my stress. I think watching movie is good medium to develop my hearing skill. Fortunately, I think my healing skill has improved. When I came here, I needed subtitle to make sure a story; however, now I don’t use it, and I can understand most of a story. On the other hand, it is difficult to understand academic lecture videos and TED talk videos, so I’m not satisfied with my skill. I need more practice and study to improve hearing sills, also another skill too.

Now I’m belonging to a volunteer club, and we are working on holding a café to raise money. This project is for pregnant women in Kingston General Hospital. After raising money, we will but some toiletries and baby stuffs. In addition, we are planning to collect these necessities. I don’t have any skill of leadership, so it is difficult for me to manage it smoothly. I want to build this skill. It must be helpful for me in the future, if I get it; therefore, I will participate some events or volunteer by myself to learn leadership from any other people who engage in that. This is one of my aim in Canada.

We will have midterm exam soon. I’ll prepare for that, and I’ll do my best not to regret later.