How are you? Did you have a nice time during Obon? As well as carrying
out traditional customs, I hope you had a chance to relax too.
A couple of weeks ago I told you about my trip to Cambridge to see my
ex-students. A week later, they came to see me in Liverpool. Let me tell
you about their visit to my hometown...
Coincidentally, the weekend that my students came to Liverpool, there was a
big festival. The daughter of the family was enthusiastic about going on
the scariest fairground ride, and I got dragged along. I was terrified, my
hands were gripping so tightly to the safety bar, and my legs were like
jelly! Have a look at the picture: would you have tried this ride?
It was a really frightening ride, but we got a great view of the city. I
especially liked the contrast between modern fairground rides and food
stalls and the old buildings and statues. You can see that scene in the
picture at the top of this page.
After the fairground, we walked along Liverpool's waterfront and saw
beautiful views of the river, warehouses, and old ships. Liverpool grew as
a city because of the trade via the river and ships, so we still keep this
area of Liverpool preserved. You can see one of the views of the
waterfront in the picture at the bottom of this article.
A day in Liverpool is not complete without a drink in the one and
only Cavern Nightclub. The Cavern is famous because it is the place where
The Beatles first performed. It was jam-packed with people but I enjoyed
a special Cavern beer, and we all danced and sang to Beatles songs. It was
the perfect way to finish the day!
I was so grateful to my ex-students for coming to see me here. It was the
ultimate success for me: I was able to teach English to these students in
Japan before and then encourage and inspire them enough to come over to my
country to use English in a natural environment. I felt truly proud of
them and it was a pleasure to have them here.
I would be more than happy to welcome other students to Liverpool. Let's
keep enjoying English online and meet up in person here in England someday
Until next time, take care! Best wishes, from Corrina. ☺️