Today I went to have 5th Japanese class of 4th Season at downtown Seattle as usual as every Sunday.
And a students would bring 2 friends to our class today but her friends misunderstood the time to start 10 pm not 10am somehow.
So her friends couldn't join our Japanese class so I felt so so sorry for it.
But other students tried to learn Japanese well and I did my best as much as I could.
In this early morning, around 3:00 am, David's snoring made me wake up so I felt so sleepy today.
After I woke up with his snoring, I felt that my sleeping was disturbed.
But I wanted to do my best but sleepless was not good for human body.
I need to sleep well enough tonight without disturbing.
Anyway the rest of 4th Season will have 2 more Japanese classes in this month to complete.
So just I want to do my best as possible as I do.
I want all of our precious students enjoy our Japanese class with fun so I want to improve our way of teaching Japanese more than before.^^
Today it became so hot temperature that this weather will keep from now on through this summer.
I hope that it will have cloudy day someday again...><
Today, I went to 4th Japanese class of 4th Season to a sushi restaurant in downtown Seattle.
This is the first time to go there after David and I moved to a new apartment.
So I had to go different bus stop to get on a bus to downtown Seattle.
I went to a wrong way to the bus stop, so I had to run there not to miss the bus.
I could get on the bus and I took off the bus at downtown Seattle.
And I had to walk for a while through downtown Seattle but it was a great walk with sunshine and nice wind.
A stranger talked to me, "Good morning, beauty!!" and I was so surprised at his words to me.
But I felt so glad to listen to his words and I kept walking to the sushi restaurant.
I arrived there before my due time and I did my best for my Japanese class.
All of our students joined lunch together after our class and we talked a lot each other.
During class, all of our students tried to learn Japanese well but I want them to enjoy with fun.
Also I taught Japanese song and Japanese tongue twisters for them and it was fun time for everyone.
Anyway I was so glad that I did my best for our Japanese class, anyway...
I just wan to cherish each class and lunch time with all our students because it is only one time to share with this time.
No one time will repeat anything in my life.
Each time is the only one experience so just I want to enjoy this great opportunity to get to know all of our students more and well.
Only 3 Japanese class of 4th Season remain in this month and this Season will complete at the end of this month.
I cannot believe how fast time goes by and 1 week already passed after we move to this new apartment.
Just David and I are so happy to live here with refresh feeling every day.
I am very happy that David looks really happy to enjoy this new apartment.^^
Today, I went to a Japanese class to a sushi restaurant in downtown Seattle as usual as I do every Sunday.
And I wanted all of students to enjoy leaning Japanese as much as possible, so I did my best.
Some part of my Japanese class, our students laughed at my way of teaching Japanese.
So I just feel happy to let them laugh somehow by my strange behaviors.
I thought that I need to be a comedian or performer to let our students laugh at our Japanese class sometimes.
To learn Japanese too much seriously and hard is not interesting at all for them, I imagine.
When I studied some foreign language, I wanted to enjoy learning not to study too hard.
To enjoy something learn new is essential part, I think.
Anyway I did my best and I want to keep my effort to make our students enjoy our Japanese class every Sunday.
Because they came to our Japanese class after their hard work of weekdays.
So just I want to keep making effort as much as I can from now on...
Today I have to move a new apartment with David and we just need to finish our move by ourselves without others' help and support.
So just I want to do my best to finish our move because David needs to wake up early tomorrow to work again, anyway...^^
Today, it was 2nd Japanese of 4th Season at a sushi restaurant in downtown Seattle.
In this morning, it was a little cold weather and some people wore winter coat.
In a bus on the way to downtown Seattle, many people were on the bus.
And some people wore a rainbow costume and I didn't know what the costume has meaning.
David told me that it has a meaning of a pride of gay people and a big festival in Seattle for them today.
So that's why, today there were many people were on the bus.
Anyway, I had a Japanese class at the sushi restaurant and I did my best as I am.
A new students joined us our Japanese class with others and it was a nice time to learn Japanese language and culture.
All of today's students had a lunch together and it was very wonderful time to get to know them better.
To talk with all students during lunch time is very precious time for me and it was a great time to learn English.
Their speaking English speed is very fast but I tried to listen to them carefully.
And I felt so lucky to meet great people through this experience which I teach Japanese at the sushi restaurant.
For me, this is the first work in Seattle and it made me learn how to start my business, too.
I want to do my best as much as I can from now on...
I am very thankful for David's kind support for me and his support makes me cheer up.
I just want more students to join our Japanese class and I want to make effort more from now on.
Also I want to improve our Japanese class to let all students enjoy our lesson with smile and laughter.^^
Today, I had 4th Season of Japanese class at sushi restaurant at downtown Seattle again.
I met some new students today and we really had a nice time together.
I did my best for the begging of the 4th Season today and we had a lunch together after our Japanese class.
To meet new students is my precious experience to get them know better through this work of Japanese class.
And I am very happy to see a student who joined 3rd Season again today.
Old students and new students can mix well to enjoy our Japanese class with fresh feeling and I was so happy today.
I tried to make a news letter to send all customers last week before begging of 4th Season, because we want more customers to join our Japanese class.
And David supported my English translation so much and he used most 2 days holidays last week for me.
I am so thankful for his kind support that I want to keep doing my best with his generous help.
Today, it is "Father's Day" but some students joined our Japanese class, so I appreciate with their participants today so much.
I want them to enjoy our Japanese class with smile and laughter as much as possible.
So I will do my best from now on and I just keep making my effort as much as I can.
It became so hot in this afternoon that I felt the arrival of summer in Seattle already.
I want to enjoy this great weather without rain in nature in this year.^^
Today, I went to teach our Japanese class at a sushi restaurant in downtown Seattle.
This is the final class of 3rd season and I thought that some students would attend our Japanese class today.
But some students canceled our Japanese class suddenly, and today only 1 students came to attend our Japanese class.
I cooked some sweets for today's participants to express my gratitude yesterday, but it became waste in the end.
Some students had another errand and other plan for their own pleasure on Sunday, so it was up to their choice.
We got ready for today's Japanese class but we need to arrange for today's student's need.
He already know basic of Japanese and he wants to improve his skill of Japanese conversation.
So we talked in Japanese to get to know each other about what I made some questions.
We had a nice talking each other and we laughed with smile and fun.
And we had a lunch together after our Japanese class and we enjoyed talking each other again.
But we want more students to attend our Japanese class in our 3rd season.
So we had a meeting after lunch time how to invite more students next 4th season in June.
Next 4th season will start from the 3rd week of Sunday, so we will have some time to make news letter.
I got my homework to make the news letter to gather more students for next season as much as possible.
Just I keep doing my best as much as I can, and I want to keep my effort as I am.^^
This 3rd season has passed so quickly in last 7 weeks, so I want to cherish this experience with staffs.
I just want to enjoy this great experience with fun from now on...^^
Today is 6th class of 3rd Season of our Japanese class at a sushi restaurant in downtown Seattle.
Next Sunday, it will be the final class of 3rd Season and then this Season will finish...time passes so fast for me.
Anyway, today I got a nice present from one of our students fortunately.
He is an artist and he brought his postcard of his art work and he gave us a gift.
I really love his kindness and tender heart to give us his present and I am so thankful for his kindness for us.
He has passion to learn Japanese language before his trip to Japan next October and he keep learning Japanese hard with nice effort.
I want to support his effort and also I want him to enjoy leaning Japanese with fun and laughter.
I think that I want all our students to learn Japanese with fun and smile in our Japanese class as much as possible.
To learn Japanese hard and seriously is very important but I wish that all of our students enjoy without feeling too much pressure.
So I want them to laugh in our Japanese class as much as possible.
Today, we learn how to shopping in Japanese and we try to use Japanese imitation money to buy something as a practice.
Also all students need to use Japanese numbers to buy something and it looks hard to memorize all of numbers at a time.
But to repeat all Japanese basics will let our students memorize more Japanese well, so I want them to keep attending our Japanese class as much as possible.
Every Sunday, all of our students came to attend our Japanese class by using their precious time on every Sunday, so I want to do my best as much as I can.
Next week, our 3 rd Season will be the final class and it will continue 4th Season in June.
So I want to improve our Japanese class to let our students enjoy learning Japanese more and better than before!!
Anyway, I am very happy to have a great opportunity to teach Japanese in this sushi restaurant fortunately.
Because I can meet new & wonderful Seattle people in this Japanese class every Sunday and it will give me so wonderful energy in my life, for sure!!^^
I want to have better Japanese class next final class of 3rd Season to connect new 4th Season as I am from now on...
Today, it is 5th Japanese class of 3rd Season at a sushi restaurant in downtown Seattle.
At first, only 1 student attended to our class and he knows Japanese well enough to speak.
And he wants to talk Japanese to skill up his Japanese conversation, so we changed our plan of Japanese class for his favorite way.
After our conversation of Japanese class passed about half of 1 hour, 2 students came to show up with their Japanese friends suddenly.
They attended our Japanese class at 2nd season often because they planned to travel Japan for the first time.
And during their stay in Japan, they made a Japanese friend and he was a big fun of ICHIRO.
He wanted to watch ICHIRO in Seattle and he planned a trip to visit Seattle after our students' visit in Japan.
And he will stay at their home during his stay in Seattle and they will go to watch a baseball game, but ICHIRO will not play anymore unfortunately.
Anyway, they brought their Japanese friend to our Japanese class and we had a lunch together after our class.
We talked a lot each other to share with their Japanese trip to enjoy delicious sushi.
What a great new meeting of people to share each life in Seattle and Japan!!
Life is too short to meet limited people until my life is over, so just I want to cherish this great new meeting and wonderful experience in Japanese class from now on with gratitude...
Today it Mother's day and there were so many people in downtown Seattle.
And many people bought a bouquet of flowers for MOTHER and I wish that all MOM's happy day with smile and love for all family today.
But not only for Mother's Day, but also I always appreciate with MOM, because she made my life to this world.
My Mom is in Japan but I pray her happy life inside of my heart to live longer as long as possible in Seattle, even we don't see each other so often...
How is your Mother's day today??
I wish that you enjoy wonderful Mother's day with smile and pleasure as you like.^^
Today, I had a Japanese class at a sushi restaurant in downtown Seattle.
And it was 4th class of 3rd season today and I did my best as much as possible.
All students were very friendly to us and they tried to learn Japanese language and culture so hard that I want to do my best as much as I can.
And sometimes I got a very hard question about Japanese and I need to learn about Japanese language more and better than before to let give better answer.
As a native Japanese speaker, I know Japanese language without thinking but for non-native Japanese speaker, there are some tricky question about Japanese.
To teach Japanese is also learning Japanese again, I think...so I want to understand Japanese better than before for our students.
Anyway, every Sunday, I got a nice feedback from all students' reaction about our Japanese class.
So just I want to do my best from now on...^^
When David was working in this morning, a customer started to talk about his interest to learn Japanese language.
David told him that I teach Japanese at a sushi restaurant every Sunday.
And his customer was interested in our Japanese class, so David gave my e-mail address to him.
David called me suddenly during his working time in this morning, because he wanted to talk about this great news to me.
I am so glad that maybe his customer will be our Japanese class' student someday.
I hope that he will give his message via to my e-mail soon.
David's character is very friendly and his unique character attracts many wonderful people suddenly.
And David's support and kind love help me a lot and I am thankful his great generosity, anyway....^^
Author:Masuda Keiko (増田佳子)
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