At Kamishinjo, we decided to combine Yuichi’s English skills with his skills as a patisserie , so we invited our students to make coconut cookies. Interest exceeded our expectations and we had to have a second day in order to fit everyone in!! We were very encouraged by the great turnout. Everyone had a great time. After the cookies were finished we got to the point…eating and having a good time together speaking in English. It was so much fun to watch so many near strangers having a good time together. Only a few of them had met before, so it was the perfect way to get to know each other. It was especially fun to watch some of the older men, who self-admittedly had never made cookies, rolling up their sleeves and getting in on the action. At the end of the first day, one of our students said that her sister was hoping to attend a class hosted by Yuichi and would be willing to pay! A future endeavour for Yuichi, perhaps?
Carol – Smith’s Kamishinjo