A Nabeshima Plate For Matt
Hi, there! A bit long time no see!! How have you been? I started to prepare to study abroad in America again! A month from now I will enroll in my dear America friend, Gay’s painting school, the Michigan school! After school, Gay, my other dear friend, Emili and I will go to Canada to join the international porcelain painting show in Canada. I’m so excited! I can meet some my Canadian friends, Gloria, Sol, Pad and so on!!! I also can meet Akiko and Kay again at the Michigan school!!!
Today, I’d love to show my newest work! It’s a Nabeshima plate. I painted it for my Texan friend. Let me introduce about him. He is one of my English teachers and my conversational partners. I have several good conversational partners and English teachers. I met him at a language exchange site. He has been learning Japanese. I’ve been teaching him Japanese, in turn, he has been teaching me English. We have been talking on Skype almost every day for two hours for three years, I guess. I’ve never met him in person, but he is one of my closest friends. Since I’ve been learning American English, talking with him is so helpful and effective for me. He is really good at listening to someone’s stories, so I’ve been improving my speaking skills a lot.
He and I can talk about everything. Thinking back on our past conversations, I’ve asked him a lot of embarasseing phrases, expressions and swear words that relates to sexual expressions that I can’t write down here like kids ask to their parents, lol. Every time he receives some questions from me, he has told me that it’s OK. I can ask anything to him because I’ve been learning English. I have to learn everything in English. I can ask him anything. I really think that he is a really good English teacher. It’s not an important thing for teachers to teach in one way. I really think that it’s also important for teachers to listen to their students stories. He is such a kind of teacher.
Since I wanted to show my appreciate to him, I painted the plate for him. Since I’ve known he is very interested in Japanese culture, I wanted to paint a Japanese plate. I copied it from an old Nabeshima plate. I hope he likes it.