How are you today? Is it the rainy season there in Japan? It has been
warm and then suddenly cold in England. It's raining cats and dogs today!
Last weekend I joined an event that I want to tell you about...
The first time I went to Japan, I went with the JET (Japan Exchange and
Teaching) Programme. The programme sends people from many countries around
the world to Japan to promote international, cultural, and
language exchange. On JET, I was teaching English in junior high schools
and it was a wonderful and valuable experience for me.
Now I'm back in the UK, I have joined the JET Alumni Association. This is
a community for people who have worked on JET and returned to their home
countries but still want to keep connections with Japan and other people
who worked on JET.
On Saturday night, there was a JET Alumni Association event in a Japanese
restaurant in Liverpool. The event was a chance for ex-JET participants to
give advice to new teachers going out to Japan this year. It was the first
JET Alumni Association event I'd been to and I was nervous because I didn't
know anyone, however, I felt it was worth trying it. I met some
interesting people, had delicious sushi, and made a couple of new friends
in Liverpool. Please look at my picture at the top of the page...
I feel lucky and so pleased to meet other people who have experienced
Japan and now live in my hometown, Liverpool. By meeting these
lovely people, I felt I've been rewarded for being brave and
challenging something new by myself.
Everyone, please have confidence in yourself because you will surely be
rewarded for your efforts. What new thing are you going to challenge in
the near future?
Best wishes, from Corrina. ☺️