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Kureha (NZからのメッセージ)

ニュージーランドからのメッセージ 2019/10/01

  Hello!! I’m Kureha. Through studying abroad, I could experience and learn about heaps of things. I’ve had as many difficult times as fun times, but recently I’ve been enjoying life in New Zealand very much! I would like to tell you about my life here and what I have learned.
   My host family is warm and brings me a number of new experiences. It is actually quite rare when we have nothing to do on weekends, haha.
   I go to Pompallier Catholic College. My friends are so kind and I can always be really happy. I often hang out with them during weekends. In my school, there are various events and all of them made me so excited.
   The other day, I made a presentation about the dropping of nuclear weapons on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, in front of the whole school. It was a big challenge for me, so I was quite nervous. However, after the presentation, not only my friends but also the principal and unknown students told me that it was so good. Surprisingly, one of the teachers clasped both my hands and said, “It’s a great achievement. I was impressed because this is the first time that Japanese students have stood up and given a presentation in this way. We’ll continue to do it.” I was really happy and the day gave me the fullest sense of achievement. I’m so glad to have taken action by myself and my goal came to fruition. Also, I’m going to join the International festival next month, so I’m really excited. Not only did I learn things about New Zealand, but also I was able to notice new aspects of Japan.
   In addition, I’m doing lots of volunteering. At school, I’m a member of a volunteer group. I went to a hospital and gave Easter eggs to children. Also, I helped to sell cookies, brownies and sausage sizzles for fundraising at lunchtime. I donated the money that I raised to the Cancer Society and did some activities there. I could have a good time. I asked my dean and started volunteer work at the Hospice Shop since the last holidays. The workers are quite nice and I can communicate with a wide age group of people, so I’m really enjoying it.
   At first, I couldn’t challenge myself because I was afraid of failure and I gradually lost confidence. However, I supposed that if I continued like that, I can’t change anything and there would be no reason that I came to New Zealand. That’s why I communicated with lots of people. I talked about my anxiety to trusting people and I realized that I was always looking for the reasons why I couldn’t do something. I didn’t figure out how I could do better until later on. It actually changed my way of thinking and attitude. I could be positive thinking and active.
   8 months have already passed. I reckon the time was precious for me to face myself seriously. I have only 2 months left, but I still have a lot of things that I would like to achieve, so I’ll keep doing my best until the end. Finally, I really appreciate those who support me from Japan and here in New Zealand.
Thank you for reading!!
Best regards,

Kureha Miyamoto

  こんにちは!!くれはです。この留学を通じて、私はいろいろなことを体験し、沢山のことを学ぶことができました。楽しい時間と同じくらい多くの困難がありましたが、今ではニュージーランドでの生活をとても楽しんでいます。 ここでの生活と私が学んだことについてお話ししたいと思います。