I really love being here and being an English coach at Smith’s Eikaiwa. There is nothing else that I would want to be doing. It has been said that if you find a job that you really love then you will never have to work again. In the short time that I have been in Japan I do not feel like I have been working. I have been able to get many great memories and have been enjoying one of the best years of my life. This is another of those great moments that I will remember for a very long time. One of my long-term students surprised me with an early birthday gift of these sunglasses and a box of cookies.
They are shortbread (which is one of my favourites) with a gummy fruit centre. The box is very beautiful. I will keep both the box and the sunglasses as reminders of my surprise and joy at receiving them. I am looking forward to my future here in Japan and continuing to build lasting relationships with my students as they succeed in their goals of improving their English conversation skills.