Ten days before I joined Jschool, I arrived here in Brisbane. I have never been overseas for any longer than 20 days before this trip to Australia. It was raining on the day I got there and I wandered around the Queen Street Mall to find the places I had to visit for my ten-month stay in Australia. The street was so busy with people from other countries that I could hear several languages at a time.
Just after I had finished my errands, I made a phone call from a public telephone to Professor Henningham. His mild and gentle voice and talk sometimes with Japanese phrases made me relaxed.
Almost two months have already passed since then. I have already had a variety of wonderful experiences that I may not have had the chance to experience these in Japan. For example, beautiful nature, many kinds of food and culture brought by immigrants, nice classmates with international experience, the interesting lectures which gave us precious opportunities including shorthand and news writing.
The lectures in Jschool are condensed with what prospective journalists must learn and do on the spot. Of course, we may have a lot of time left to enjoy surfing at the Gold Coast, shopping at Queen Street Mall, cycling at Kangaroo Point, and dining at night in Fortitude Valley. However, I want to spend the time improving my command of English.
I am making enjoyable efforts to take the first step in media at the greatest journalist training school, appreciating supports and encouragements by the greatest lecturers and classmates.