❏ 小学校教員採用試験合格者 34名 (既卒者含む・富山県32名、山形県1名、山口県1名）
❏ 公務員（社会福祉士）合格者3名 （富山県1名、富山市1名、立山町1名）
❏ 公務員（行政職）合格者1名 （上市町1名）
❏ その他合格者１名 （国立大学法人事務職1名）
❏ 大学院合格者4名 （富山大学大学院2名、上越教育大学教職大学院2名）
At the beginning of October, I thought that I wanted to do what I seldom do and make this campus life different from ordinary because I was expecting that it was always busy, but we unexpectedly had more free time except for the classes and social events at the university, so I have decided to do something interesting, especially some interesting volunteer activities. Then, I found a good one on the Internet that is called “Lethbridge Family Services.” It is a non-profit organization and mainly for giving supports to newcomers who come from other countries to Canada. On October 6th, I visited a facility of the organization and I registered as a volunteer member. The tasks that interested me most were individual or family matches and conversation circle. I have not experienced the former as yet, but I have taken part in the conversation circle. It is held on Saturday morning every week and many volunteers and newcomers flock together. They are from various countries like China, Nepal, Syria and so on.
When I attended the conversation circle for the first time, I met an elder person who attended it as a volunteer. His name is George and he has experienced in volunteering for many years. On the same day, he introduced another organization to me which is called “International Ministries.” It holds some international activities and events like a potluck party, bible study and conversation class. Actually, I have already participated in these three types of events since the day I met George. In particular, the potluck party was so impressive. The venue was a big church in Lethbridge and there were many participants and staffs (including George). I invited my friend and she brought some cookies, but I did not bring anything because I was expecting that a meal would be served. I met many people who came from other countries and talked with them. Many round tables were arranged in the venue and there were Mexican people at the table where I was sitting. I talked with them about Japan as they said they had been to Japan. I was surprised because they knew a lot about Japan.
My friend’s birthday was in October. I invited her and other friends to my host family’s house and held her birthday party. Then we cooked some dishes such as gyoza, pasta and pizza. She said the food was so good, and she was so pleased with the presents that we gave her. We were pleased, too, because she was happy about that. I hope she will have a good year.
In summary, I feel a little growth of myself every day.
Lethbridge is getting cold, and it was snowy on October 2nd. I could not believe the fact. Ideally, I should get up at 7 o’clock every morning, but it is a little tough for me because of the cold weather. However, October was a fabulous month and I will describe it.
First, my friends held birthday parties for me. I was very happy about it. Some of them made a great supper for me. They made pasta, gyoza, hamburgers, pizza and cakes. It was amazing.
Second, I enjoyed Thanksgiving Day in Saskatchewan. October 9th was Thanksgiving Day this year in Canada. We do not have this holiday in Japan, and I did not know what people do on the day. I asked my host mother about it and she said, “Eat turkey and just relax.”, and they commonly visit their parents or grandparents. That is why I visited my host father’s parents in Saskatchewan. I ate turkey, stuffing, cabbage rolls, pumpkin pie, and so on. It is standard to eat turkey with cranberry sauce or gravy. Some foods were Ukrainian cuisine. Thanksgiving Day stimulated me to learn about Canadian culture. I cannot wait to experience Christmas in Canada!
Third, I had a lot of fun on Halloween. It was my first time to enjoy authentic Halloween. I carved a face and a bat on my pumpkins, and put these on the front doorway before Halloween night. It was difficult to cut the pumpkins that were as hard as stones, but I succeeded in making the face creepy. Amazingly, people in Canada eat pumpkin seeds which were cooked and seasoned. We can make it easily, and it tastes good. I will try to make it in Japan. On the day, I went trick-or-treating with my host brother and mother in our neighborhood though I am too old to go trick-or-treat. I saw some spooky houses and sophisticated pumpkin carvings. Some children dressed up as a zombie, and others wore a princess dress. It seemed like they were having a great time. I also enjoyed the event fully!
All in all, I feel time flies every day. I have to study hard, and also play hard. I know I do not have enough time to acquire excellent English, but I will do my best. I hope I will be able to have good days in November, too.
Thursday, December 7th 2017, students and teachers of Toyama University of International Studies enjoyed the annual opening ceremony for Christmas illuminations at Higashikuromaki Campus. In addition to the already existed lightning decorations, this year students made "House in the Wood", "Snowman Olaf" and "Christmas Presents" (which included their first 3D decoration). The members of TUINS student association, put a lot of effort into the design and construction of lightning decorations and the result is really great!!! During this winter season we can enjoy the illumination every night until mid-February. Please come along and have a look by yourself!
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