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Learning to say yes   

Everyone!

I have now been in Japan for 6 months! Wow! Time sure does pass quickly here. This has been the longest I have spent away from Australia and my family. It has been exciting and challenging, but I have decided to stay another year.
After renewing my Visa last month I decided to really think about what I want to do with my remaining time in Sapporo. I have made so many friends and have taught so many interesting people.
I have climbed mountains, made snowmen and been Santa Claus; all in one month! While living here I wanted to become a "YES" man, If someone invites me somewhere, or if I'm offered some strange work; I say YES!
December was definitely the biggest test of my new "YES" attitude. I was working at the Sapporo Christmas markets; working in a stall selling candles and Christmas figurines. It was amazing! Seeing all the happy people enjoying the Christmas spirit reminded me of home, making being away for Christmas bearable.
But the most fun I had was being Santa Claus for a shopping mall outside Sapporo. When I was younger I dressed up as Santa for a local nursing home, so I had plenty of practice. I had mixed responses from children; some ran up to me excited; but some where so terrified. It was very special to me; seeing children believe I was actually Santa was so adorable.
I think living in another country allows you to step outside of your comfort zone and become a "new" person. By breaking the routine of my life in Australia I feel so much more fulfilled. It has also made me a healthier, happier person; which I am very grateful for.
And to all the people I have met and shared stories with at Chit Chat; Thank You! It has been amazing getting to know you all at chat sessions and parties. I hope to see more of you all!
Until Next Time!

Rocky (Australia)

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by chitchatcafe | 2019-04-12 15:01 | 英会話 スクール 札幌