I have just returned from one of my regular spots, handing out flyers チラシ for my English conversation school 英会話, Smith’s School of English, Kawanishi スミス英会話川西校. I am certain that the other franchisees of Smith’s School of English スミス英会話 know what an important part it is of our work. Recently, because of the weather, either very cold or wet and rainy, it has not always been the most pleasant of tasks, although the smiles and greetings received from passers by do help.
Today I went out at lunchtime to distribute my yellow TOEIC flyers (they have been very well received). The weather was better than it has been recently, partly cloudy and not too cold, so I was looking forward to a better time than of late, and I was not wrong about that. In addition to feeling quite warm, there was a group of South American musicians (from Chile I think), performing their beautiful music there on the walkway between Kawanishi Noseguchi Hankyu Station 川西能勢口駅 and Kawanishi Ikeda JR Station 川西池田駅. There were two men and a woman, and they were playing various traditional instruments, including their beloved pan pipes, flutes, guitars and a small stringed instrument similar to a ukulele. The music was pure delight, and definitely lifted the mood of the people using the walkway, as well as my own. When I had distributed all my flyers I was quite reluctant to leave such a pleasant scene, but I had to return to my classroom to prepare for this afternoon’s’students (and write this post, which they inspired me to do). Sadly I only had my keitai with me, so the photograph doesn’t do them justice. Also, I cannot reproduce their lovely sounds.