About a month has passed since I came to Philippine. I have experienced various things in this month. Especially, the most difficult thing is hospitalization. I intended to take care of physical condition but I was absent from school. I was filled with regrets that I could not do anything while I was in the hospital. I have been in good physical condition after I left the hospital and I have been able to study English hard. Changing my mindset, I think that the experience of hospitalization abroad became good experience for me which makes my mental and physical stronger. However, I will take care of my physical condition and I want to maintain a good physical condition as possible in order to concentrate to learn English.
On the other hand, I enjoyed sightseeing in Cebu city. I went to Sto.Nino Church which is the oldest church in Philippines, Magellan’s Cross and Fort San Pedro which is the oldest fort in Philippines. As Magellan landed on Cebu in 1521, the presence of Philippines became known to the West. Therefore there are a lot of places which is related with Magellan in Cebu. As a result of this sightseeing, it became a great experience to learn a part of Philippines history,
I also experienced a Halloween party for the first time. Both students, teachers and staffs dressed up and enjoyed. I think that it became a good month for me to learn not only English but also the culture of Philippines.
Progress in learning English is more disappointing than feeling of achievement. I feel this regret is different from the first one. The regret now is frustration which I realize that I cannot convey in English and anxiousness which I must study more. Though the kind of feeling is an indication of the progress that it is because the degree of comprehension to English has been improved, it is still vexatious. Lessons at Visaya University will start from next week. I would like to continue to make efforts to achieve the result of this one month at practical place of university.
＊First picture is that I took with my teacher of 1on1 lesson and second picture is Sto.Nino. In first picture, my teacher painted his face black… I have gotten used to living here thanks to friendly teachers. Sto.nino church is a beautiful one which have worth visiting.