Impressions of ASEP 2008
The five days I spent in Taiwan gives me good
experiences. Taiwan was a better country than I had expected. Of course, I spent very good time in
Taiwan. However, at the same time I spent hard time, too. We practiced very hard
because we had to make a good presentation. It made us very tired. Some people cried when they got
teacher's advice. But...But... we did our best. So, we could make really a good
presentation. I thought making something together is very beautiful. We could
be winner in ASEP. But I think it is natural to be winner. Because we got
confidence from hard practice. I really thank my friend.
I could feel Taiwanese culture through this
program,too. They were really interesting for me. I especially like night market.
There are many kinds of booths. For example, food shop, cloth shop, watch shop
and so on. It made me surprised. And it was really cheap. So I could eat a lot
of food and buy many Taiwanese goods for my friends. The food sold in night
market was very delicious. But...I couldn't eat stinky tofu乮廘摛晠). It gave off a strong smell. But I think it's one of the culture
difference. I think it is similar to natto(擺摛乯Although almost
Japanese like it, almost foreign people dislike it. I'm interesting about culture
difference more and more through this experience.
My best memory in Taiwan is Taiwanese nice friend.
When I moved school with my bag, Taiwanese friends carried my heavy bag instead
of me. In addition, the students were not only boys but also girls! Of course I
said "Thank you. I'm very happy. But I can carry my bag myself.乭 But they
said, "I'll bring it. I'll bring it." with a smile. I was very impressed with
their actions. I think Taiwanese are very courtesy and kind. Of course they are
not only courtesy and kind but also funny. I could get power from their jokes.
They were like comedian. I really love them! And they sometimes use Japanese
word. It made me very surprised. Taiwanese love Japan and Japanese culture. I
think Taiwanese love Japan more than Japanese. They really know about Japan. But they
love my own country. I think Japanese people should follow them. On the Last day, Taiwanese friend cried
for us in the airport. Their tears was really beautiful. I'll never forget
their tears forever. I'm sure of our seeing again each other in the future. I
hope that time can come soon.
I want to be a cosmopolitan. That is my dream. So I'm
learning English and Japanese culture hard. Thanks to this program I could get
confidence. I could make people laugh with my English in presentation. I think
I could be a little cosmopolitan through this program.
Finally, I want to say "thank you" to
everyone who join ASEP. 乬Your smile was really good. I won't forget you
forever. We are friends. Don't forget that. See you again!乭
Fukui Commercial High School E.N
ASEP left a very deep impression on me. Thanks
to ASEP, I could grow up. Before I went to
The deepest impression was Taiwanese school. I was very surprised because Taiwanese students have great vigor. They were very active. Thanks to them, I could have great memories. I will never forget the few days with them. I guess it was very hard for them to understand my broken English.
Through ASEP, I met a lot of people. I
made a presentation with students of two schools. It was not easy to collaborate
with two school. We practiced presentation until
I am thankful to presentation members, too. They were very kind to me.
They cried when
we got the platinum. I will never forget their tears. I have a lot of memories
with them. I spent with them most of the time in
Now I have a goal in my mind. The goal is
to know about foreigners more. I was very shy before I go to
Finally, I would like to thank my family. I could join ASEP thanks to them. I want to never forget this experience. It will be power of my school life. I was really lucky to be able to get the chance to participate in ASEP.