What did I do last year?
How did you do last year? It was a hard year for me, many things happened but I was alive :) I stopped receiving grant from my parents, got some part time jobs and stood on my own feet. Even it was hard, I was interesting in it. Thank to my school for teaching lots of foreign languages, I might study Japanese, English and Chinese as well at school and got credits by studying my favorite things: languages. When I had just come to Japan, my Japanese had not been good. It is bad when people are around but you cannot communicate with them. Therefore, I tried my best to study Japanese, after enrolling in my undergraduation course in my school, I started talking with Japanese freshmen, bravo myself!
But, not only Japanese, but also people from many countries. As HIROSHIMA Study Abroad Ambassadors, we promote studying abroad to Hiroshima, serve as a bridge between international student and local community, develop a sense of responsibility and autonomy.
In spring, when cherry blossom started blooming, I travelled to Tokyo, the capital of Japan. But because it is so large, I decided to go back there once more in summer, explored things and places I had not tried the time before. Summer vacation was also the best time for activities. I went to Fukuyama city and Fukuoka prefecture in order to consult foreign students studying Japanese about going to university or vocational school in explanatory meetings.
Despite of busy life, I spent time talking to my family in Vietnam by video call. We talked about a lot of things, how I was here in Japan, what happened when I had not been home. I was glad of meeting my family every week.
And you? How did you do? Would you mind sharing your story?