Rachael has had an interesting life so far. Her first language was English, but her mother-tongue is Japanese. Born in 1991, she attended American childcare centers and socialized with American kids from the beginning, giving her a good foundation with the English language. At four-years-old, our family moved to Japan and she began acquiring her Japanese through childcare centers here, going through Elementary, Junior High School, High School, and College. She practiced karate and played on a boys baseball team in Elementary school. She took Flamenco dance lessons and performed with women three or four times her age. In Junior High School, she joined the volleyball team and was selected to represent the Kanagawa Prefectural team in tournaments in Osaka. Continuing in high school, she held the ace attacker position on her team, going to the All-Japan National Finals in Tokyo for two years. An athlete.
Majoring in English in college, she continued playing volleyball, and now works very hard in her job at an aesthetic clinic in Yokohama. Over the years, she has found some time to occasionally sit-in some of my classes and meet the students. I am very proud of this young woman, and what she has become so far. Japan has been good to her. Her future is very bright, and I look forward to seeing which direction life takes her in the future. Yes, I am a very proud father. Her brother, my son, has also done great things with his life, and I look forward to writing about him soon.