【Essay】On 9th, August

 2010/08/09 8:00 AM

The plane was ready to land. The mountains of Kirishima can be seen. I forced my high school friend to go on a trip with me. Apparently, this high school friend used to go to a junior high school in Kagoshima. And this high school friend’s childhood friend is also traveling with him. The plane was gradually heading for Kagoshima Airport. It took almost two hours from Haneda, and it was the first time I took a flight with just my friends. Well, that’s all right, I left Futakotamagawa early in the morning, so I was sleepy. After this, we heard that we would be staying at a hotel in Taniyama. I wonder where that is?

2011/08/09 8:00 AM

The train is heading for Utsunomiya. I’m going to Aomori and then take a sleeper train to Sapporo. I heard that the Shinkansen will connect to Hokkaido in about five years. But still, these two are sleeping. It must be because they left Futakotamagawa early in the morning. I was grateful to them for agreeing to take me on this trip, but I didn’t know if my cell phone battery would last for another day, and I wished they would wake up soon as I left Koganei. The greenery is beautiful. I read a novel by Kiyoshi Shigematsu on the train.

2012/08/09 8:00 AM

I left the house. I overslept. I’m going to take a class at a cram school. By the way, this time last year, I was in Hokkaido. I decided not to go this year, because I have exams and I want to teach everyone. I want to go again. The streets of Kamifurano were very beautiful. The cram school class was “Vocabulary for Waseda-Keio-Jochi”. The questions were really difficult. Moreover, when I finished, I was supposed to move to Fujisawa to take a class with Mr. Seki. It’s a dream come true to be able to take a class with a charismatic teacher all day long.

2013/08/09 8:00 AM

It’s hard to make teaching materials. I’ve been going to Kinokuniya in Shinjuku every day. I’ve been looking for ideas for teaching materials every day, but nothing seems to come to mind. Come to think of it, the class I took with Mr. Nakazawa in my third year of high school was really well thought out. Looking back on it now, I think it was amazing. At the time, I thought it would be easy to use western books in my classes, but it was surprisingly difficult. Now, I’m going to develop teaching materials again today. Tomorrow I have a class at a cram school, so I have to tell my students that I’ll be using western books in my classes starting in September.

2014/08/09 8:00 AM

I finished my breakfast. I’ll be discharged from the hospital in a month. That’s a long time. They’re having a summer festival at the hospital today. They’re going to serve shaved ice. I don’t want to live like this anymore. I can’t wait to be discharged. Even if I leave the hospital, I’ll be a year behind my classmates. That’s frustrating. I don’t know why I got this disease. I want to get well soon so that I can go to school. No, I need to go to school, I’m getting further and further away from my career as an English teacher. Anyway, I want to leave the hospital.

2015/08/09 8:00 AM

I finished my second discharge from the hospital two days ago. I don’t want to go back again. I’m at home now, doing some cognitive behavioral therapy stuff on my own. After all, I’m two years behind my peers. It makes me feel depressed to think that I’m going to fall further and further behind. By the way, I wonder if Seki-sensei has already quit the prep school and moved to Exam Supplement. My high school days have become a thing of the past. He’s growing up, but I’m still stuck in the past. I want to get it back somehow.

08/09/2016 8:00 AM

I’m okay now. I would like to think that I will probably never come back to this hospital. To be honest, I’m anxious to leave the hospital. I’m at my limit. Physically. Speaking of which, I’ve decided to go back to school in September, and I’m wondering which laboratory I should join when I return. I’ll think about it. Anyway, since I’m going back to school as a freshman, I’ll graduate in… March 2020. That’s a long time. I don’t have the energy to take the entrance exam and go to Tokyo University anymore. Will I have to live in Keio? It took me a while to accept it, but I’ll do my best.

2017/08/09 8:00 AM

I’m nervous. It’s another part-time job today. Since they’re hiring me, I want to be a charismatic teacher. According to the director of the school, I’ll be allowed to take group classes next year. If that’s the case, I’ll do my best in the classroom. But isn’t there too much work to do? This school. Well, I guess they are looking to see how well I can do this chore. I have to do my best in the environment I’m in. In a month, it will be one year since I left the hospital. I was able to visit Fukuoka and Sapporo. Let’s keep up the good work.

2018/08/09 8:00 AM

Walking around Kumamoto City. I can see everyone today. I’m so happy. I heard that a first-year university student living in Kagoshima was hitchhiking to get here. That’s great. The latest single by Southern All Stars was playing at Yoshinoya in Karashimacho. So it’s been 40 years since Southern was formed. 10 years ago, when I was in the second year of junior high school, I was still innocent. I was still innocent when I was in the second year of junior high school. Yokohama was still far away, and I only knew the world of Ofuna and Kita-Kamakura. Where should I go today? I hope we can take the regular train to Kawauchi. Anyway, I’m looking forward to meeting everyone.

2019/08/09 8:00 AM

Train is about to go to Utsunomiya. Going to see friends in Hokkaido, trying to do the same thing I did 8 years ago, but my body can’t take it. I’ll be in Tomakomai tomorrow night, and my friends will be waiting for me. I think I’ll take the bullet train when I get to Morioka today. Speaking of which, I’d like to do my best to manage our new group. High school students are so young. I hate that my physical strength is waning. The train has turned into a local train, and there is no one in my car. It’s fun to read my papers and play with my computer on the train.

So what will happen at 8:00 a.m. on August 9, 2020?

I’m thrilled.