I’m Yui Akai.
I attended English school during summer vacation to study for IELTS.
I didn’t meet to under 18 aged students.
Almost all students are university students or adults.
They came to Australia for get job and live while life in Australia.
Most of them have firm opinion about their futures.
I felt I have to decide about my future when I was listening their dream.
They came from various countries.
But, most of the international students come from Korea.
I also was able to study Korean little bit and I taught them Japanese.
At that time, we noticed interesting thing.
There are word which have similar pronunciation and same meaning between Japanese and Korean.
For example, the name of element has similar pronunciation both language.
We also can make sentences which both country’s people can understand such as “30-pun massage muryo.”
I study at the school just 1 month, but I felt it was fulfilling.
They are my classmate!!
My last term of high school starts, and we had some school events already.
Our school have many international students, so we celebrate Chinese New Year.
It is not January 1st.
Basically, they celebrate this day on February.
We ate fortune cookies, wrote our wishes on a piece of paper.
It was bit like ‘Tanabata.‘
This year’s Chinese zodiac is pig.
We also could see many product which designed pig at the shops.
In Brisbane city, asian cultures such as food are becoming common.
I thought Chinese New Year might also common than Japan.
The biggest one was swimming carnival.
Everyone could feel free to participate swimming.
We are separating to three teams and each team have team colour, blue, green and yellow.
Everyone wear the team colour’s clothes.
My team colour is yellow.
I wear normal clothes with yellow colour, but my friends were wearing the costume like Halloween party!!
One of my friends who in green team worn the costume of Shrek and Princess Fiona.
It was really funny. XD
For swimming carnival, students made pop up restaurants and they were selling
sausage sizzle, ice cream and drinks.
They also selling chocolate box because it was a previous day of valentine day.
On the valentine day they sold chocolate box and cup cake.
I just exchanged chocolate with my friends…
Some of subject sometimes have excursion for the students who is taking the class.
I went to theater to watch a drama as a excursion of drama class.
I watched a drama in English for the first time, but it was a funny story and
It was awesome experience for me!
Thank you for reading at the end!!
See you next month.