Wednesday Class of Japanese class on 18 Oct will be closed due to Outing activity
 
 2016 Japanese speech event by Japanese language class students was held at Yamauchi
 
Community Center in Azamino on Nov. 27, 2016
 
12 students from 8 countries participated at the event.
 
 
Co-host: Aoba Ward Office, Yokohama City
  
 
Nguyen Thi Tam(from Vietnam, staying in Japan for 5 years)
“Gratified experience”
One day, when I lived in Kyoto, I got on the bus without my wallet.
When I was in difficulty to get off the bus, a girl beside me gave me a coupon ticket.
I told about it to my co-worker, then she gave me a ticket for my return way.
 I thought how kind they were.
 
Lin Yingchen(from China staying in Japan for 1 year)
“Difference in child-raising”
Chinese children spend most of their time for studying without having any time to play.
In Japan, I feel that children learn a lot through playing.
I have to consider how to balance study time and play time for my children. 
 
 
Wen Limei(from Hong Kong, China, staying in Japan for 1 year)
“Japanese is difficult”
Learning Japanese is difficult.  Even if I understand the meaning of Kanji character, I sometimes make a mistake in using it.
Pronunciation of prolonged sound, contracted sound, dull sound are very difficult too*.  I am studying singing a song to improve these sounds.
 Let’s practice Japanese hard so that we can enjoy the life in Japan. 
* Prolonged : カー、オー(kah,oh) , Contracted:キャ、キュ、キョ(kya,kyu,kyo), Dull:ガ、ダ、ザ、バ(ga,da,za,ba)
 
Yuan Qianying(from China, staying in Japan for 8 months)
 “Why there is less traffic jam in Japan?”
Traffic jam in China is far heavier than that in Japan.
In Japan, parking on the side of the road is generally illegal and there are many parking lots using open spaces.
We should promote the traffic rules and making parking lots first in China.
 
 
Fujita Duangkamol(from Thailand, staying in Japan for 1 year)
 “The custom of Thailand, different from that of Japan”
In Thailand, we have meals basically at a food stall or in a restaurant, whereas people in Japan cook and eat meals mostly at home.  
In Thailand, we season food when we eat, but in Japan, we eat without seasoning at the table.
We cannot say which is better.
It is important to understand the custom and respect it.  
 
Armelia Melkias(from Indonesia, staying in Japan for 2 years)
“My hometown Bandung”
Bandung where I was born is the capital of West Java state of Indonesia and the fourth largest city in Indonesia.
There are historical buildings and you can enjoy gourmet foods and hot spring.
Please go and see there.
I want to visit many places while I am in Japan.  
 
Usmani Kamran(from Pakistan, staying in Japan for 19 years)
“Japanese in Roman character”
When I came to Japan, I didn’t have time to study Japanese.
I learned Japanese through watching TV, listening to my friends and using Roman character.
Now I understand Japanese, but I have had funny experiences too.  
Please study the difference of pronunciation between "r" and "l" correctly.
 
Chen Zhengjun(from China, staying in Japan for 1 year)
“I want to be a pastry chef of Japanese cake”.
I wanted to be a pastry chef since I was a child.  After I traveled to Kyoto, I decided to be a pastry chef of Japanese cake.  
The result of a long life experience can be explained in Japanese cakes.
I quit my job and came to Japan to study Japanese.  
I will enter a pastry school next spring.  I am getting closer to my dream.  
 
Yong Jiawei(from China, staying in Japan for 3 years)
“Impression of Mountain climbing in Japan”
We can enjoy attractive Japanese culture in the nature away from the crowd.  
Climbers carry garbage bags and going down climbers give way to climbers going up and exchange words.  
In mountain climbing, going down is important because it secures your accomplishment.
In our life, to secure our accomplishments is very important.  This impression will be my lifelong treasure. 
 
Sun Myunghyo(from Korea, staying in Japan for 4 years)
“How to live your own unique life”
After reading the novel “Convenience store man”, I realized that I have the same problem as the man in the novel.
But I found it not exciting and pleasant only to worry about how people look at me.  
I want to live my own life vividly with a pride. 
 
 
Huang Xiaoqiao(from Taiwan, staying in Japan for 1 year)
“Something I found in Japan”
I work for a Japanese company.  
I found differences from Taiwan in greeting manner, calmness in the train, and attitude of being “always yes”.  
But there are tasty foods, and variety of goods.  
Toilet is very comfortable.  I like the town too.  Please come to Taiwan. 
 
Tony Garner (from England, staying in Japan for 1 year)
“Children’s book”
I often read children’s books because I have a daughter who is two year and 9 month old.
So I can understand the Japanese culture well.
In “Kasajizo (Capped Ksitigarbha)” story, Ksitigarbha moves as if it were a human being, which would be very scary for people in Europe.
But in this story it is not. I guess this is because of the difference of culture. 
 
Chaired by: 
 
Mr. Neil Hasegawa Yates (from England, staying in Japan for 20 years) and
 
Ms. Geraldine Tsuyuki (from USA, staying in Japan for 25 year)
 
 
 
Guest of honor: Mr. Toshimi Ohno (vice director of Aoba ward) 
 
Commentator: Ms. Ayako Kishine of Hanlin Japanese School 
 
  
 
Attraction
1. Karate performance by Ms. Noriko Kobayashi and her children
2.Chorus by Harmony Swan
    “Furusato no shiki (four seasons in homeland”(Japanese school song)
 
 
 
 

Japanese speech event by foreigners studying Japanese was held at Art Forum Azamino on November 29, 2015.
 
13 speakers from 8 countries participated.
 
This event was co-hosted by Yokohama Aoba Ward Office.
 
 
[ Indonesia] Irma Andarini       (staying in Japan for 2years 5 months)
 “What surprised me when I came to Japan”
The surprise I experienced in Japan was that there are many earthquakes.   At the beginning, I rushed to outside of the house.  Since I am a Moslem, I wear a scarf outside.  I don’t wear a scarf in the house. I had an experience that it took me a while to find a scarf and the earthquake subsided before I was ready to go out.  As the result, there was no one outside when I was out.   Now I got used to earthquake and became not to care about a small earthquake just like Japanese people don’t.  Another thing was that Japan has four seasons in which there are many events, whereas in Indonesia, we have only a rainy season and a dry season. Cherry blossom viewing was really a fun event.  

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[Japan]  Yusuke Noguchi   (staying in Japan for 2 years 5 months) 
“Self-introduction and recitation”
I was born in Philippines and came to Japan two years ago when I was 1st grade of junior high school.  I studied Hiragana and Kanji at “Himawarinokai” on Saturday and Sunday.  I had no friend at the beginning, but later one friend taught me about Japan.  After joining the basket ball club, I got many friends with whom I am spending joyful days.  At the beginning, my friends laughed at me whenever I made mistakes in Japanese.   I continued my effort not to get angry and to have smile always.   In the future, I want to study to be a pilot of US Navy.  I recite the poem by Kenji Miyazawa, “Unbeaten by rain”.  
 
[Cina]  Xiu Yanhua  (staying in Japan for 1year 6 months)
“What I like in Japanese life.”
 I will tell you what I like in Japanese life.  First one is good service.  People at hospitals and shops are courteous at all times thinking about us.  Next one is that relatives are always kind and accept us with kind heart. I am very happy about it.   The last one is the fact that there are many convenient things.   Connection between trains and busses are very good and there is variety of choice of goods.  I want to continue living in Japan.   
        
 
[Korea] Lee Sunee    (staying in Japan for 19 years)
”The power that support me”
I still remember the moment when I arrived at Japan 19 years ago.  That fresh feeling had gradually faded away and lost confidence in me through the experiences of not being able to express myself well, or feeling loneliness.  That was the time when I came across a catholic church.   While I started going there to pray, I began to feel a new power in mind and found a way to encourage myself in hard times.   I will move forward praying to God.  
  
 
[Indonesia] Maulana Abdul Aziz   (staying in Japan for  2 years 2 months)
“My worries before coming to Japan”
My biggest worry before coming to Japan to study at Tokyo Institute of Technology as a graduate student was whether or not Halal foods allowed by Islamic law were available in Japan.  Alcohol drinks and pork are prohibited and it is also prohibited to use cookware used for pork cooking.  But I understood that I don’t need to worry about it, finding out that I can buy foodstuffs with Halal logo at supermarket for cooking myself and can find restaurants for Moslem by smart phone.  I also found that the school cafeteria of TIT provides Halal Ramen and Halal deep fried chicken (kara age).  Thus I was released from my worry. 
 
 [USA]  Guy Rose  (staying in Japan for 6 years)
“Experiences in Japan”
In Japan people get on the train in an orderly manner even if it is overcrowded. If it were in the USA, there can be a fight. I was surprised to find that I can withdraw money, pay a bill, or buy a concert ticket at a convenience store. In USA, drinking on the street is prohibited, but it is possible in Japan.  I felt it ghostlike when I saw dried bonito flakes moving on hot Okonomi yaki as if they were living.  I tried squat toilet several times, but I couldn’t get used to it. I was surprised when I used shower toilet for the first time.  But now I can’t live without it.  Once I made a mistake saying “chikubi”, nipple, instead of “ekubo“, dimple, which made others laugh. 
 
 
 [China]  Deng Qiyue    (staying in Japan for 1year 6 months)
“Story of Animation and me”
I like animation since I was a child.  Now animation is like a god for me.  When I was a junior high student, my grades were bad and I was scalded by my teacher. My family concerned about it.  In such days, I saw a movie “Spirited away” by Hayao Miyazaki.  I was encouraged by Chihiro and became aggressive.   Animation is something like a magic for me.  When I was a high school student, I liked “cosplay” and I participated at many events.   When I was in Chihiro’s costume, I could see the world from Chihiro’s point of view.  My shyness faded away and became more confident.  As a result I could have more friends.  Thanks to animation and cosplay, I live in a different world from before.  I am very happy to have met animation.   
 
[China]  Hao Qiao   (staying in Japan for 4 years)
“Blue sky”
I became a blue sky lover perhaps when I was 11.  One day, I had a feeling of closeness to the sky, different from the one in far away.   I was impressed by beauty of the blue sky.   I think it is very happy that a man can see beautiful blue sky.   Since then, I have been a blue sky lover.  When I came to Japan in 2011, I became a lover of Japanese blue sky immediately.   I think everyone should put color to one’s life as beautiful as the blue sky regardless of nationality.  We have to appreciate to God and live our given life valuably.
 
  
[Iran]  Pooyeh Makavei    (staying in Japan for 4 years)
“New Year in Iran”
New Year’s Day in Iran is March 21.  Before New Year, we clean the house and put seven foods such as apples and rice on the table as New Year decoration.   This decoration has meaning of love and health.  New Year continues for two weeks.   During New Year, we meet with relatives, enjoy meals under the tree in the park like Japanese cherry blossom viewing, and present money like Japanese “Otoshidama”.  New Year meal includes sea food from Caspian Sea and is very delicious.    Though I am in Japan now, I decorate seven foods on the table and enjoy sea food on March 21.  
 
 
 [Germany]  P.R.   (staying in Japan for 3 years 2 months)
“Unification of Germany”
When I was 5 years old, the world changed drastically.   I have a memory that my father and I went out from the house and broke the wall.  That was the day Germany was unified.   Now, after 25 years, I think unification has not been successful.  I think that the gap between West and East got wider recently.   For example, difference of wage level, unemployment rate, and also the attitude to the refugees from Syria.   Perhaps Germany has not yet unified completely.   I feel that it may take another quarter century to realize the complete unification of economy and state of mind.    
 
 
[China] Yin Mingshu   (staying in Japan for 2 years)
“Looking for humanities”
In China, more people have egocentric mind than before now.   Family ties are getting weaker.  In my case, I was raised by my uncle since my father passed away early.  Long ago, it was common for parents and relatives to live together.  Now most of families consist of young parents and their only child.  The relationship between neighbors became tenuous.  People don’t say even hello to each other.  I want the ties between people to get stronger. 
 
 
 
[Thailand]  Prem Langarajidpahkong   (staying in Japan for 2 years 1 month)
“Difficulties I experienced when I came to Japan”
When I came to Japan 2 years ago, I couldn’t read Japanese.   Whenever I buy a food ticket at the restaurant, I always pushed the button at top left side of the vending machine.  One day only one boiled egg came out.  The first Japanese word I remembered was “Daijoubu”, no problem.  One day I was asked at MacDonald “For here or to go?”   I answered “Daijoubu”.  We don’t have lady’s only train car in Thailand.  I had a trouble that I couldn’t understand why someone noticed me that I couldn’t get on the car.  I thought I should have studied Japanese more before coming to Japan.  
 
 
[Indonesia]  Silvia Paramita    (staying in japan for 15 years 5 months)
“Unforgettable experience”
When I could understand Japanese only a little, I often got confused because I couldn’t catch Japanese words well.  One day I went to buy toriniku (chicken meat) and asked “Please give me “toraniku” (tiger meat), which frightened a sales staff.   I felt ashamed after coming home and realizing that I made a mistake.  When my child was still small, a train left Shibuya station while my child had gotten on the train and I had not yet.  I got panicked since I couldn’t explain the situation in Japanese for help.   We were very happy that kind passengers on the train helped my child and we could see again in safety.    
 
 
Chairpersons
Cao Wei from China (staying in Japan for 1 year)
Ms. Malia Bautista supi-chitaikai honnyyakuirai from Philippines (staying in Japan for 4 years) 
 
 
 
 
Attraction
 We enjoyed performance by Utsukushigaoka Chamber Orchestra
 
 
 
 
 
 
Japanese speech event by foreigners studying Japanese         October 25, 2014 
 
 
Japanese speech event this year was held as Part 1 of 25th anniversary event of Aoba International Lounge at Tana JA. 
 
10 people from 5 countries participated.
 
 
 
[China]     How to make dumpling
I like cooking. In China we have more chance to eat out instead of cooking at home because most wives have job.   Chinese people like boiled dumpling rather than pan-fried dumpling.   It is made of pork, chopped vegetables and spices.  Dumpling skin is also made at home in China though people buy it in Japan.   It is best to boil dumplings for ten minutes. It is delicious.  Please try to make it yourself.  
 
[USA] I could do it.
When I came to Japan 23 years ago, I rely everything on my husband since I couldn’t do anything by myself.  My English speaking friend helped me and it gradually became possible for me to go anywhere alone.   I attended a tea party of kindergarten, classroom visitations and events of a school.  I joined parents’ work group and taught English voluntarily.  It is very nice that I could have been teaching at school for 11 years up to now. 
 
 
[China]  Volunteer in China
I experienced volunteer work in China with my friend during summer vacation when school is out.   I taught elementary school children at a village in the mountain for 17 days.  There was no gas and water supply.  There were only children and their grandparents in the village because their parents were working in the town.  Children worked for a farm too.   For the last night dinner, they cooked the chicken they raised.  In the morning we left the village, children sang a song for us with tear, which really touched my heart. 
 
[Indonesia] In Sendai
Last year I visited Osaka, Nagoya and Sendai for university meetings.  Among these cities, I like Sendai best.  Foods were delicious and people were kind.   I went there by bus with my friend.   When we had trouble finding the way to Tohoku University, a Japanese who got off from the same bus kindly taught us.   Sendai is similar to my home town Lampung, Indonesia and I love it. 

[USA]   Memory of State Fair
When I was a child, I went to State Fare of Texas every year.  There were lots of oily foods.   I ate turkey and drank orange lemonade.  After that I enjoyed flying ship, giant swing and looking at animal show.  At night, I enjoyed speech of Big Tex (a cawboy robot of 16m high) 
 
[China]  Toilet culture of Japan
The first thing I was impressed when I came to Japan was a toilet.  It was depressing to go out in China since public bathrooms were dirty.   When I went to a bathroom at Narita Airport for the first time, I was surprised. When I sat on the toilet seat, sound of water flow started.  Toilet seat with bidet function, so called “WASHLET” with a dryer, and even a small bed for a baby were installed.   It was filled with warm-heartedness. 
 
[Iran]   Japanese woman and Iranian woman” from my point of view
> In Japan, there is no dress code for woman and usually women choose cloths and make up in a less obtrusive color.   Iranian woman should put on a scarf and wear a cloak when go out.   Young women prefer red, yellow, blue and green colors.  They spend several tens of minutes for heavy make up before going to the party.  In Japan, it is funny to see women doing make-up in a train while men are in the same car. 
 
 
 
 [China]  Life in Japan
When I came to Japan in March this year, I could not understand Japanese at all.   Now I can.   Daily life in Japan is interesting but very busy.   Prices are higher than in China, especially price for transportation is very high.   Woman’s clothes look very nice and I want to try.  The place I want to go most is Kyoto.  In winter, I want to see snowy landscape in Hokkaido.  I also want to try snowboarding. 
 
[China]  My home town
My home town, Yunnansheng is a sightseeing area in southwestern part of China and more than 5.33 million tourists from abroad visit every year.  The capital Kunming is located at the center highland of Yunnansheng where temperature is 15 to 30 degree C and flowers are blooming all year round.  25 ethnic minorities live in Unnansheng (There are 56 ethnic minorities in China.).  Lijiang, world heritage, has rich nature and you can listen to the music of nà xī there.  It is also famous for Pu’ercha and matsutake-mashrooms.    
 
[Philippin] Japanese primary school
I became an English teacher three years ago. Primary school children set up school lunch, eat it, clean the room, play and study together. English class in Japan is focused on fun communication.  One day, a firstgrader asked me"How many teeth have you lost, teacher? " I answered.  That child said “Oh, foreign people don’t lose baby teeth.”  Children are cute. 
 

 [Feedback of listeners]

・It is surprising that they improved their Japanese in such a short period.
・Their honest feelings about Japan were very informative.
・I will do volunteer work so that they can have more chances to get good impression on Japan. 
・They taught me Japanese touch which I am not aware of.  
・The moderator did a good job.
・They all chose good topics.  

 

 

2013 Japanese speech convention by foreigners studying Japanese       2013.11.17

Place: The meeting room on the 4th floor of Aoba Ward Office

 Co-host: Aoba Ward Office, Yokohama City

Annual Japanese Speech Contest was held at Aoba Ward Office meeting room.  11 people studying at Japanese classes and supplemental classes for children participated at the contest.  The topics were about their countries, difference between their countries and Japan, and what they felt after they started living in Japan.

Tat Shibata (Thailand)

“My favorites”

He talked about his favorite things such as Shinkansen, ships, insects, and Gundam.  He also showed us Origami he made and pictures he painted.

Ms. Xiao Hongjie (China)

“Things I wondered when I came to Japan.”

She talked how she was surprised to see girls in miniskirt and how she gradually became possible to eat something such as Sushi that she couldn’t eat at the beginning.

Mr. Lee Chang Jung (Korea)

“Living experience in Japan”

He talked about his experience when he went camping with his family in summer vacation.  He told us humorously his experience of eating grilled beef and of swimming in the sea and made us laugh. 

Mr. Takaryu Saitou (China)

“My school life”

He talked about his friends and teachers both in China and in Japan. He also talked his strong wish to study and to play volleyball in his solid Japanese.

Ms. Kurudi (Indonesia)

“Cultural difference between Indonesia and Japan”

She told us how to name a baby in Indonesia.  She also told us that she often encountered inconvenience in Japan because they don’t have family name in Indonesia.

Ms. Yao Dongqing (China)

“I and Japan”

She told us the motivator for her to like Japan was Anime and she started to like more after she came to live in Japan. 

Ms. Ha Phon Thuy (Vietnam)

“About Hanoi”

She talked about Vietnamese foods, introduced us ao dai (She was in a beautiful ao dai.), also told us the myth concerning the lake in Hanoi using pictures. 

Mr. Wishwesh Bandya (India)

“Experience of travel in Japan”

She talked about her family and about the travel with her family.  Her speech about hard experience of climbing Mt. Fuji was very impressive.

Mr. Kyle Nishida (Philippines)

“Philippines and Japan”

He humorously told us that mass class was more difficult in Japan, but as for speaking English, students in Philippines were far better.

Ms. Cheng Yi (China)

"My son"

She told us about the growth of her cute son with full of her love.  It really was a speech of a mother.

Ms. Ceng Lijie (China)

"My life in Japan"

She told us that Japanese cuisine was a little bit too sweet for one from Sichuan province.  She also told us that the sky in Japan is very beautiful.

  The host

  Aoba Ward Mayer

  Mr. Masahiko Tokue

 Attraction    Grass whistle

 Grass whistler

  Mr. Tengu Shibata

 

*  Voice of audience

・  I was surprised that all speakers were so good despite of the difficulty of Japanese.

・  I was very grad to know that all of you were studying Japanese very hard.

・  I was impressed that you were studying very hard placing importance on your own culture and customs.

              ・ I was pleased to hear their saying “I love Japan”.

・  The host did a great job and I enjoyed it.

                 ・ It was nice to have a rare chance of listening to grass whistle.

 

外国人(日本語学習者)による日本語スピーチ大会 2012年

2012年11月11日   会場:プラーザホール (たまプラーザテラス)   共催:青葉区役所

スピーチ大会は日本語教室で学ぶ外国人がこれまで学習してきた成果を発表する場として、毎年開かれています。今年は11月11日、たまプラーザのプラーザホールで行われ、8カ国から11名の出場者(内、子ども4名、大人7名)があり、自分の国の紹介をはじめ、日本での暮らしや感じたこと、今後の抱負などを流暢な日本語で発表しました。会場を埋めた百数十人の聴衆からは暖かい拍手が何度も送られました。また講評者からも励ましの言葉が1人1人に掛けられました。司会者の2名も日本語教室の学習者で落ち着いた司会ぶりで好評でした。江戸紙切りのアトラクションでは、会場からオーダーが続き、とても和やかな楽しい大会となりました。

 

エステバン・アラナ(小学3年生)  ブラジル

     レオのこと

レオは体が白くて、鼻が黒くて、しっぽが長い子猫です。いたずら好きで、毎朝寝ているおばあちゃんの顔に手でちょいちょいして起こします。窓のところであおむけで寝たり、うつぶせで寝たりして面白いです。食いしんぼで食べるのがとても速いです。私はレオが大きくなってもずっと仲良くしていたいです

平良拓斗(小学5年生)  フィリピン   

  遊戯王

遊戯王は二人で対決して遊ぶカードゲームです。カードはモンスターカード、トラップカード、まほうカードの3種類があります。友達とバトルしたり、カード交換したりするのが楽しいです。遊戯王をして友達もできました。カード集めに使うお小遣いのことを考え、これからも楽しくゲームをしていきたいです。

中島賢人(中学3年生)  フィリピン    

  僕の人生

僕は日本で生まれましたが、4年生から4年間フィリピンに住んでいました。フィリピンには日本にないものがたくさんありました。日本では箱根、京都、沖縄などへ行きました。僕の人生は始まったばかりです。今までフィリピン、日本で経験したことに加えて、これから他の国へも行きたいし、いろいろ勉強して僕の人生に役立てたいです。

高浜良吉(中学3年生)    中国  

 中国のこと、日本のこと

僕は小学5年の時ハルピンから日本に来ました。日本語がわからなくて不安でしたが、中国語がわかる先生が教えてくれたり、友達もできて半年ほどで授業がわかるようになりました。今では中国から日本へ来たばかりの子供たちを助けています。修学旅行では奈良でお坊さんの話を聞いたり、京都で自由行動をしたりしました。

エフゲニア・ドロシキナ     ロシア

  日本の電車

私は電車が大好きです。日本人もロシア人も電車が好き。日本の新幹線はすごく速い。ロシアの鉄道は長くて、モスクワからウラヂヴォストクまで1週間かかります。ひとは酒を飲んで、しゃべって、食べて、うるさいです。日本の電車は楽しくなさそうです。話さない、笑わない、本と携帯だけを見ています。

チュオン・ニアリー   カンボジア

 私のふるさと、シェムリアップ

アンコールワットはどこにあるのかご存知ですか。シェムリアップという町、小さいがとても美しい街、私のふるさとです。そこには有名な遺跡がたくさんあります。当時の王様は遺跡だけでなく、大事な水を守るため貯水池も作り長い間栄えることができました。大きな湖では水上生活をしている人がいます。

唐勝 (トウ・ショウ)    中国

わたしのふるさとハルピン

一年半前に中国から来ました。ハルピンはヨーロッパの街並みのような雰囲気です。北海道の知床と同じ緯度で、冬はマイナス35度となりとても寒いです。毎年雪まつりがあります。札幌と同じように世界四大雪まつりの一つです。家庭料理はホイグオロウ、ディサンシェンや羊の肉を使った火なべが有名です。

山中スッティダー    タイ 

 日本での生活と私の夢

今年の4月に日本へ来たとき、私は日本語が全然わかりませんでした。頑張って勉強しました。みなさんのおかげで、今日は日本語でスピーチをすることができました。日本の生活にも慣れてきたから、ボランティアで週に一回子どもに英語を教えています。将来はフルタイムの仕事をするのが夢です。

 

ダンカン・アレクサンドラ    ニュージーランド

綱でつながれた犬という話と私の考え方

この話はストア哲学者が書いたものです。馬車に綱でつながれた犬は、綱に逆らって自分の首を絞めるか、綱の範囲を歩き回ってそれに満足するかです。人生もこの犬と同じような状況の中にあります。変えられないことに逆らわないで、自分の前にある可能性を考え、賢明な選択を心がけたいと思っています。

李 雲広(リ・ウンガン) 中国  

初めての日本での印象

4月に北京から初めて日本に来ました。サッカーのコーチ学を勉強するため留学しています。日本の印象は、とてもきれいなことです。また、どこへ行っても静かです。バスや電車が多くコンビニやスーパーにすぐ行けて便利です。日本人は親切です。ルールを守ります。これからどんな発見ができるか楽しみです。

金新也(キム・シンヤ)  韓国

     双子の秘密

結婚3年目に双子を出産しました。病院から退院したその日から育児の苦労が始まりました。私の睡眠時間はほとんどなかったのです。でも、子どもたちが2歳になると、2人はなかよし、大切な友だちになりました。一時は神様を恨みたい時もありましたが、今は双子でよかったとおもっています。しあわせです。

司会者 :

シキャット・ジェリク  (アメリカ))

田 婷婷(テン・ティンティン) (中国)

アトラクション

江戸紙切り

桃川 健

青葉区役所

区長  徳江雅彦