’University life = The greatest holiday in life'
This may be a common idea in Japanese society.
'What did you do in University? What did you study?'
Frankly speaking, I get a bit troubled when asked this question. Should I answer what kind of lectures I am taking in University, or shall I go on and talk about something else...
I am currently a junior in university. I am from Yamaguchi Prefecture, and I hate tomato. I am hoping I get to overcome this issue before I finish university.
I came out to Kyoto to start university and am struggling to get through my days full of new things. One of which is to live on my own.
This 2.5 years were full of good and bad things but I guess it all comes down to creating who I am now.
My days in Kyoto is basically carried out under the following 3 activities;
It brought me here. I get to study and explore the things that interests me and I am grateful of having this chance.
2) Part time work
Although there were hard times, I am still hanging on. I work as waiter at Kyoto cuisine restaurant and also at a bar during summer. My colleagues, strict but kind bosses, friendly customers, they all taught me to be patient and to be a good host. Again, I am thankful of this opportunity.
3) Last but not the least, it's the Kyoto Intercollegiate Festa
It was a truly valuable experience being part of this program. I learnt the hardness and sense of accomplishment to create one big project with other members, the power of students and the small scale of myself, along with a chance to make friends and experiences that is now supporting my confidence. I am so glad I got to share this time with every single person that I have come across in this project.
So, I am enjoying my university life in Kyoto! And I hope to continue so during the rest of the time left.
Kyoto has become my second hometown, a place I am very fond of.
I cannot speak out for other students, but at least from my own view, 'University life = The greatest holiday in life' is true. There are many ways to enjoy this time. To study or to get excited having fun. I must not forget how as an elementary child I used to devote myself in fully enjoying the 30 days of summer holiday, I should do the same with this 4 years in university. There are so much that can be done.
I should be ambitious to take in as much as I can to make the most of this time.
Looking straight forward, sometimes looking back, I shall enjoy my time as a student.