Juggling Work and Family

I regularly help foreigners learn Japanese as a volunteer to add to my work. The other day, one of my co-workers gave me an opportunity to do volunteer work. I was willing to take on it because I love to meet new people and try something new and interesting. Thanks to her offer, I've got to know lots of people from a variety of countries. When it comes to teaching Japanese, I'm still a novice, but I've enjoyed helping them and at the same time I found how interesting and difficult teaching Japanese is.

Yesterday, I took part in a cooking lesson which my Japanese class held. We, teachers and staff members, were students and foreigners were our teachers this time.
There were four countries' cuisine- Korea, Brazil, Philippine and Japan. I learned how to cook each cuisine and culture.
Thanks to this lesson, I got a chance to mingle with the students that I'm not acquainted with, and we struck up a friendship. :)
I enjoyed the lesson a whole lot.

In that evening, I got a call from a member of the children association. She asked me to be a member for next year. We take turn being members and not just me, but other moms also juggle work and family. Yes, It's my turn.
I bet I'll be much busier next year, but I'll try as much as possible.

Thanks to Him...

I regularly take part in an English workshop to improve my English skills. When my foreign friends have time for the workshop, I ask each of them to join us as a guest.
A friend of mine, who is from America, had taken part in the workshop before. However, we hadn't seen each other because of his business.

The other day, he sent me a text message and said, "Do you still need a fabulous teacher for your workshop?" He's a barrel of laughs. I replied right away, "Yes, definitely! The most beautiful ladies in the world are waiting for YOU!"
Luckily, he would be available on the day we would have the workshop, and we finally met up with each other for the first time in one year.
During the workshop, we caught up on each other and discussed the article a member had prepared. As you can easily imagine, I couldn't stop talking in English. lol

Thanks to him, my simple questions about grammar were clear and I practiced speaking in English to my heart's content.
Sadly, he's going back to America soon due to his business....However, we usually stay in touch on Facebook, so whenever he comes back to Japan, I'll ask him to join us again. ;)

12月スケジュール ~~マムズ~~

These are our next English meetings.

Day and Time: 2nd and 16th December 10:00~12:00

Participation Fee: ¥500 a participant (Cuz, a native English speaker will take part in it as well. If there's no guest speaker, it's ¥200 a participant.)

Place: Onojo North Community Center, Meeting Room 1 for 2nd, Chatting Room for 16th (They're on the second floor.)

We've been endeavoring to improve our English. We discuss the topic or article prepared by a leader. (We take turns being a leader.)

If you're interested in our meeting or have any questions, please feel free to ask me. We always welcome you!

This is the article for 16th.
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