Last Sunday I visited Nara to view the changing colours of the leaves. I was told that Nara Park was a great place to do this as there are many Japanese Maples and Cherry Blossom trees. Unfortunately the weather was not so good with a light drizzle of ran all day. However on the other hand, the rain probably kept many people indoors, so there was not the massive crowd of people I had expected.
It was very nice to spend the day in such beautiful natural surroundings, something I don’t get too many opportunities to do living in Osaka city. The wild dear roaming the park are also entertaining. I used the word “wild” very loosely, as they are more than ready to approach the park visitors and eat from their hands dear biscuits (Shika Sembei), tourist maps or any loose items of clothing one might be carrying. Needless to say that they all looked quite well fed.
There are three teaching weeks left on the Smith’s School of English calendar. We here at Smith’s Sakai-Higashi (スミス英会話 堺東校) are putting in a big effort before the Christmas holiday. There are two things that I am really looking forward to. Firstly, our Christmas party dinner that is planned for the last day of lessons at an Australian themed restaurant in Namba which will be great for our students to meet other students and to put their English abilities to use in a friendly, social environment. Secondly, I cant wait to have the chance to travel to some new places in Japan and further explore this great country.