Dear ACE Students,
Most of us feel the scorching heat of the summer.
Lucky we all are to have vending machines everywhere here in Japan.
One thing that we can be thankful about is to have cold bottled drinks,
despite of the many challenges we are facing now.
The second thing is that Japan got lots of gold medals in the Olympics Tokyo games and that is a triumph of joy.
We want to congratulate all the athletes who have gone through lots of hardships and sacrifices,
just to give their best to showcase their talents and represent their own countries.
Somehow, it is hard to imagine this because some might not have been in favor
of having this Olympic held in Japan, in this time of pandemic.
I think that our leaders here in Japan are doing their best to protect the people,
that’s why they set the precautionary measures for everyone’s protection if we follow.
The third thing that we are lucky is that we have the privilege to use innovative technologies
and enjoy watching TV to learn something new.
Because of the technology,
I learned that Kiyomizu- dera Kyoto,
Japan was chosen as one of the 21 candidates for the new 7 Wonder of the world.
Also known as Temple of the Pure Water Spring,
the Buddhist temple was initially founded in 798 AD by Sakanoue Tamuramaro,
the military leader of Japan at the time.
We are given so many privileges to be happy every day.
Let’s focus our mind seeing good things each day and be thankful because you matter in this world.
We thank you so much for giving time
to practice at home for our recitation contest this month.
Please do your best.