Day 9, Back to School
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Today was a big day for me. We visited Kamikitazawa Elementary School. I had to present about "Education in Indonesia" in front of all students and teachers. I was asked before we leaved and prepared for it. Instead of a presentation, I prepared a video about four different schools at my school neighborhood. The schools were different in many things, i.e. the curriculum and program, the facilities, the teachers, and the students. Besides played the video, I have prepared a short children Indonesian song translated into Japanese. Ibu Miyo helped me to do it. Hasegawa-san helped me to write the lyrics in power point so everybody could sing. In my opinion, I had done a good job. I could impress the audiences. I could show them even I'm from the third world country, my presentation was quite high-tech hehehe :D
Here is the song that we sang together: The title is "Di Sini Senang, Di Sana Senang" in English "Here We're Happy, There We're Happy"
Di sini senang/Kokowa Tanoshii/Here, we're happy
Di sana senang/Asokowa Tanoshii/There, we're happy
Di mana-mana hatiku senang /Dokodemo Watashiwa Tanoshii/Everywhere we're happy
The students sang an Indonesian song "Ular Naga" or in English "dragon".
We had lunch at Royal Host Restaurant. The menu was European food. I ordered steak and it was gooood. Actually, I had missed Indonesian food. But, European food was more suitable for my tounge than Japanese.
After we had lunch, we visited Funabashi Junior High School. Like other schools that we visited, the school had good and complete facilities. But, the most interesting one was the building was sooo clean.
Then, we went to Matsubara Evening High School. Since our bus could not get to the building, we had to walk. So, I could look around. We went through a housing and had to cross a railway track. It was an interesting experience. I could see Japanese houses very closed. The school was for people who worked dring the day but they wanted to continue their studies.
From Matsubara, we went back to the hotel. That evening we had dinner together with MOFA (Ministry of Foreign Affair) staffs and Indonesian Ambassador for Japan. We met many Japanese people whose works were related to Indonesia. That night was incredible. I met many important people. I even met the MOFA high rank staffs.