Thursday, October 19, 2006

Is a library a castle for students?

Sometimes, a library becomes a castle for a student who is sitting exams soon because it is better place to study rather than their flats in which there are many temptations like a party. But, for me, being at a library is disturbed by my interests of other area such as food, sports and music, etc. There is a variety of magazines and literatures attracting me. Moreover, my friends, even we have been busy at study, we exchange information and enjoy chatting. Also, a PC does not let me go, e-mail, blogspots and community sites, so on. As I think luckily sometimes unluckily I haven’t got an internet connection at home, even though I like studying English through websites, my living room is the best place to stay. I can enjoy learning and relaxingin my own style, and it helps me to concentrate on my study. A pile of books and research articles from libraries and webs are my mates, and a cup of Japanese tea have been doing my favour. Listening practice have been done by watching my favourite programmes, "Lost", "Grey's Anatomy, "Nip/Tuck", 20/20" and news, so on. I am looking forwards to new series of nip/tuck and lost. See you Mates!

Monday, October 09, 2006

The first day of Term 4

Yesterday, we had four new classmates come to our classroom. Three of them are originally from South Korea and one is from China. Now our class size had expanded/expanded with a large number of students, up to approximately 16 people in the small space. How small it is? It is half of our old class room in Tennyson St. Some students are concerned about its size which will not fit (with) all students if they came. However, I guess some of us will keep coming to the class and others will not. So, I reckon it won't be a problem regardless of we miss some students not coming, and three of them have left school and moved towards their new destinations. We will miss you, Rekha, Bee and Ning. Welcome to our new mates and nice to join us together again. We shall have a lot of fun during Term 4! Shall we?

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Synchro girls

My two daughters attended NZ Synchro Nationals 2006, 23-25 September in Invercargill. My oldest daughter, 8 year-old, got a silver medal for under 12 solo.Also, they were the third place as a tearm including 7 - 15 year-old swimmers.My youngest daughter was the youngest in the competition. As parents, my husband and I think we had a good experience and enjoyed it. We are looking forwawrd to next year. Thank you for all.

Monday, October 02, 2006

My sister's gone home.

My family said 'good bye' to her and her partner this morning and promised to see again each other in Japan. Our reunion was awsome. My daughters had developed good bonding with them and cried after sending them back to Japan. We are missing them already.
Our holiday was over. We are going back to school from next monday.

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Good bye Tennyson St. Campus.

I remember when I first came here to have an interview before term one started. It was four years ago and the interviewer was William, our teacher. After that, I studied in his class for one semester and now came back to his class again. During last three years, I haven't been here, so I have found that there are a lot of changes in learning and teaching English systems including up-to-dated materials. I like it.

Three and half years ago, after I left the School of Languages, I enrolled in the Foundation course and stepped up to Bachelor of Nursing. Now, I reminisce I was a hard-working student who passed all papers. At the same time, I was working hard for my two little girls. I could not go through if I did not have any support from staff and my family.

Last seven years, I have been leant a lot of things that we need to know in living NZ. I have experienced bloody tough times, because I was not flexible person who hardly accepted new cultures here. I was a shy traditional Japanese woman as I think myself. Therefore, communication with young kiwis caused troubles in the two clinical placements. I had ifficulties with the young nurses. On the other hand, I had a very good time with senior nurses and learnt excellent cares for the patients. No pain no gain. I don’t take it for granted.

This semester would be my last chance for learning English at school. I have really enjoyed being a student here and a part of the new migrant community. Soon, I will have to go back to the place I worked. Get a real. I have to get over all difficulties with better English than before. I shall survive. Thanks a lot to all teachers, staff, students and conversation assistances.

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Improving confidence

How do you improve your confidence in something you intend to do?

The last day of this term

We are going to have a potluck party tomorrow at this campus. We are really looking forward to it. The school of languages will open at the main campus from next term. Good bye! I always remember we studied here.

Monday, September 11, 2006

Hi guys!

Thank you for your comments. I really appreciate that. I could not imagine I would have comments when I started blogging. I tried to return my massage to you, however, I realised that I don’t know how to do it. Anyway, I am enjoying writing and seeing you guys in my blogspot.