Saturday, March 31, 2012
A bunch of flowers given to me by my hubby with a card saying "You made it despite of various constraints! Graduation doesn't mean just an end. Every end is another start. You have just opened a new door in front of you. Congratulations! "
The day before the commencement ceremony, I had a slight headache probably because of a long nap or an allergic hey fever. But anyway the next morning, I graduated from University of Air in Psychology and Education; it took me 5 years to get the diploma though...
Now I would like to extend my great appreciation to everyone who supported me in various ways throughout my school life, particularly Tabor, one of the bloggers I met on the internet world 8 years ago, who gave me a supportive push at the beginning.
I started expressing myself here in this blog in 2004. 12 years is quite some time, isn' it? Posting is always done in English, which is my second language, so that far more people can read compared to postings in Japanese. Recently I don't post so frequently but I have met many bloggers here so far and the number of the readers now is over 70, which is remarkable!
If my memory is right, Tabor is the first foreigner who left a comment to my posting.
Her comment was very impressive and convincing.
Here I would like to express special thanks to her by sharing my posting back on September 3, 2004 and her comment to it with bloggers
In this season, students in the States go back to school.
After a long vacation with various events like summer camp or internship program, college students head back to school.
Preparing for the new school year is kind of exciting. Stocking up on new school equipment, buying autumn clothes, and even packing with a lot of food and sweets.
Imagine yourself being on campus! Imagine yourself seeing your friends again! Imagine yourself living in a new dorm with a new roommate! How exciting!
It's been quite for a while since I left campus. I wish I could be there again as a student.
I know it's almost impossible, but if possible, if I have a chance, I do want to study counseling psychology at college either in Japan or the States. This is one of my dreams.
That dream is certainly possible, and if it something you really wish for...don't let it slip away. This dream can come true!
3 years later I enrolled at the university and graduated from it this spring.
My dream finally completed.
Friday, March 23, 2012
Finished reading a little while ago. It was an interesting and convincing concept to me that we have 2 brains, one in head and the other in mind, and keeping a good balance between them is very important.
Education nowadays, I think, focuses too much on intellectual development. We should take a look more at social and emotional development.
The original title is "Ami, el niño de las estrellas" Translated into 11 different languages and I read the Japanese edition. Momoko Sakura's illustration was really cute.
Friday, March 16, 2012