Japan - Mayu - Auckland Girls Grammar School

     

mayu japanHello this is Mayu. That's my speech about my NZ life.Sorry I made it too long.
Hi I'm Mayu from Japan. I stayed here for whole year as an exchange student and learnt lots in this school.
NZ was my first time to go abroad,so I didn't know it is really hard to live without my family and English is so hard. When I just came to AGGS, I was so scared because noone speak Japanese and noone was my friend,so I was lonely and cried everyday in the school and my house.When I was crying in the class, one girl worried about me and I told her everything as much as I can. Also I asked her to have lunch together and she became my friend. In break time,there are many people in the group and I couldn't understand what my friends are talking about,so I felt like disappearing many times. However as time past, I got used to it and my English was getting better and I could feel this school is fun.Also It was fun to hang out with my friends. I thought I couldn't feel miss my school in first months,but when my leaving was getting close, I cried. Many things happened in this school for one year,so I didn't want to leave here,but that's not just my effort.My friends were so kind, funny,listened to my talking very hard and I could have a lot of fun.I couldn't imagine leaving the school is very sad and I feel missing my friends.In NZ, of course I learnt English,but I learnt
crying and smiling are the most important and they are used all over the world,so that's the easiest way to communicate with someone.
こんにちは‼私は1年間この学校に交換留学生としていて、たくさんのことを学びました。NZが初めての外国で家族なしで生きるのがどんなにひんどいことかや、英語がこんなにわからないとは想像もしてませんでした。AGGSにきたとき、誰も日本語を話さず、友達が誰1人いなかったのですごく孤独で学校や家で毎日ずっと泣いてました。泣いてる時に、1人の子が心配して来てくれて、自分が一人なことや思ってることを伝えて、ランチを一緒に食べたいと頼んで、それから友達になりました。でも、予想以上にグループの人が多くてなにを話してるのか全くわからず、何度も消え去りたいと思いました。でも、時間がたっていくうちに慣れてきて英語もすこし話せるようになってきて、学校が楽しいと思えました。また、友達と遊ぶのもすごく楽しかったです。最初は、学校を去るのはこんなに寂しいと思いもしなかったけど近付くにつれてずっと泣いてました。1年間、いろんなことが起こったし、帰りたくないって思えたのは私だけの力じゃなくて、友達がすごく優しく、おもしろく、一生懸命私の話を聞いてくれたからここまで来れたと思います。正直学校をさって友達と別れるのはこんなに辛いことだと思いもしませんでした。NZで、英語はもちろん、泣いたり笑ったりするのがここの生活で一番大事で、世界共通だと思いました。言葉はわからなくても、泣くか笑うかすれば相手は絶対自分の気持ちを理解してくれます。だから、顔で表すことがいちばん人とのコミュニケーションで簡単なことだと思います。

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