Decision to be an intern.
Consequently, right after I quit my job, I decided to study English in the Philippines since I have no interest yet to apply for another job.
On the other hand, in Cebu, they cater man-to-man classes which are a good opportunity for me to enhance my English skill though accent may differ from English native speakers.
However, my purpose is to communicate with English speakers. English is just a tool. Therefore I didn’t care the place.
＜The way to improve English skill＞
Moreover, sometimes teachers gave me discipline by giving a lot of homework, speaking fast to challenge my skill in English. Perhaps, they believe through these challenges I could make myself improve more.
At first, I couldn’t speak English well. At that time, I wrote down sentences on a paper when I want to say something to teachers and other staff. And although I read those sentences, they couldn’t understand and looked at the paper due to my incorrect pronunciation. However, they always listened to me and tried to understand. It cheered me up. Honestly, it was stressful because I didn’t have enough English skill. But now, I don’t need to write down, because I could be able to relay the message which I want to say through speaking. Even if it isn’t perfect, they could understand me unlike before.
In addition, I tried to speak English when I talked with Japanese staff and interns sometimes. There are many people who can speak English very well and they taught me English. I learned many things not only English but also Japanese and the way of work. That was really good for me.
＜Memories in Howdy＞
Likewise, I’m grateful to my colleagues. I was able to try many things that I couldn’t try if I work in company in Japan. I realized that it is important to show my opinion.
I think we need to just accept it and be flexible. Sometimes I ask another people if they have heard that information or not.
Sometimes students thank me in person.
Second, I met many people who have different experience, background and ideas. To sum up, spending time in Howdy is priceless.
Thank you very much.
- Thank you for your wonderful interview, Haruka. You always did your best and we enjoyed spending time with you! All of people in Howdy miss you.
I hope you get great memories in China as well.