Sunday, August 18, 2019

Interviewed by High School Students

I was walking down the street in Shizuoka City when these students said "Hi, where are you from?"




I told them and they seemed very happy and started pulling out a clipboard as one asked me "Can we take an interview?" Of course, I said yes.  


There were about eight questions, I think. The first one was "Are you a tourist or a settler?" I thought "settler" meant someone who lives here, so I said I was a settler.  There were questions about whether I liked green tea, had I tried oden, what was my favorite restaurant in Shizuoka.  I suspect this was a summer vacation homework assignment. They told me they were high school students. All of us walked away from the interaction with smiles on our faces.

9 comments:

DUTA said...

Lovely experience for both sides: you and the high-school students!

Crafty Tokyo Mama said...

The same thing happened to me in Uji. The group was a mix of boys and girls though, and there was a lot of giggling going on whenever someone spoke English. I give them a lot of credit for approaching a foreigner and having the courage to start a conversation.

kiwikid said...

Wonderful waylay on your walk. Interesting to use the word settler 😊

White Rose said...

Hi Pamela how wonderful to leave people with a smile on your face,bet you made their day xx

Julie said...

They look a friendly bunch.

diamondc said...

Pamela: This post makes me smile, they look so happy, you are a very generous Lady to have given the interview.
Have a lovely week.

Catherine

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

I'm catching up on my reading list. I hate to miss a post by one of my friends. This is so cool. Those kids had fun with THIS homework assignment.
xx, Carol

Leonore Winterer said...

That sounds like a fun assignment for everyone involved.

Jeanie said...

I remember when we were in Japan when three young girls in their uniforms came and asked us the same! Must be a regular assignment for kids. I think it's a great idea!