The Reason Why I Speak (…a good bit of) Japanese

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Most of you ask me perplexed why is it that I can speak and write in Japanese, well…I used to live in Japan when I was a child, my parents resolved to move to Japan (I have no idea why, they might have as well chosen Russia for that matter) since they knew a couple of people who live there and thought it was a sound idea. I spent a couple of years in Japan and picked up the language pretty fast and even went to school there and so did my brother (Kindergarten that is).

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Life is COMPLETELY different as from ours here the westerners; customs, history, traditions, mentality, politics, way of life, EVERYTHING! But somehow we were able to accommodate our different selves and spent one of the greatest years of my life. Even though I was still a child, I can still remember a lot of our life in Japan, and that is why I have always been obsessed with going back to Fujioka someday. I go through my mental images of the streets, the school, shopping centers, Tokyo, the Shinkansen and I can still hear the tunes from the Bon Festival. I yearn so much of going back that I found my old elementary school’s website a couple of weeks ago!! And so I decided to start a saving plan to go back but before that to save up for a TEFL course in order to go as an ALT (Assistant Language Teacher) or as an English Teacher or Monitor. I might not be a well paid job but that is not part of my goal, I want to go back and feel the happiness I felt when I was a child, and that my friends is the fuel of this.

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One day I will be posting a picture of my plane ticket and words will not be enough to describe that moment and I will cry of happiness until my eyes pop out of my head haha 😀

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